26 Nov Post-Debate National Poll – Georgia – New Hampshire – Capital Punishment
Your Daily Polling Update Tuesday, November 26
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 44%
Same as yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on six polls, ranging from 40% (Politico) to 48% (Emerson). Without these extremes, it would still be 44%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 53% today (same as yesterday), which is 9 points higher than his approval rating.
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NATIONAL: DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
Among Democratic primary voters nationwide
Joe Biden: 30%
RON’S COMMENT: This Politico poll was taken after the last debate. Compared to a week ago, Biden is down 2, Sanders is up 1, Warren is down 2, Buttigieg is up 1.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Among Democratic primary voters statewide
Bernie Sanders: 16%
RON’S COMMENT: This shows a four-way battle in New Hampshire with Sanders first and Biden slumping to fourth. Also, 43% say they might change their minds––which means anything could still happen…. Interestingly, 68% of voters who pick a candidate say they’d vote for any Democrat nominated against Trump––but, 7% say they’d vote for Trump, 9% would vote for a third-party candidate and 3% would skip voting in November if their first choice for the Democratic nomination isn’t nominated…. 26% of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters say they’ve attended a campaign event and 56% say at least one of the campaigns has contacted them directly. Most voters have been contacted by Warren (39%) or Sanders (37%). Buttigieg is third (29%) and Biden fourth (25%)…. Most voters say they thought Buttigieg won the last debate with Klobuchar ranking second.
Among voters statewide
Among Democratic voters statewide
RON’S COMMENT: Add Georgia to Biden’s southern firewall…. Looks like about half of Bloomberg’s modest vote percentage comes out of Biden’s hide. The rest comes mostly from Sanders and Harris…. Biden wins 46% of black voters.
Among all general election voters:
RON’S COMMENT: In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 5 points in Georgia. In this poll, Trump loses to Biden, Sanders and barely to Warren.
Among voters statewide
2020 Senate election
RON’S COMMENT: Incumbent GOP Sen. Perdue is leading a generic Democrat by only 3 points. Voters who say they’d “need to know the opponent” tend to be mostly independents and Democrats…. Note that Georgia will have two Senate races in 2020. One for Purdue’s seat and the other for Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat. Republican Isakson is resigning due to health issues. Gov. Kemp will soon appoint a temporary replacement.
Gov. Brian Kemp (R) personal rating
RON’S COMMENT: Kemp’s favorable rating is 45% among men, 40% among women, 56% among whites, 17% among blacks, 78% among Republicans and 18% among Democrats.
Among voters statewide
If you could choose between the following two approaches, which do you think is the better penalty for murder …?
The death penalty: 36%
RON’S COMMENT: This is the first time in the 34-year trend of Gallup polling that a majority has favored life imprisonment over the death penalty. In 2014, 50% chose the death penalty, compared to 45% supporting life imprisonment. Since 2014, Democrats have grown more unified in their preference for life imprisonment (60% in 2014 to 79% now), independents have flipped their preference to life imprisonment (44% in 2014 to 60% now), and Republicans have become less unified, with nearly four-in-10 supporting life imprisonment (29% in 2014 to 38% now).
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Suffolk University/Boston Globe, Nov.
GEORGIA: SurveyUSA, Nov. 15-18
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Gallup, Oct. 14-31
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