28 Jan Trump Removal – Tuesday Trivia – U.S. Satisfaction Ratings – Utah Governor – California, Utah
Your Daily Polling Update for Tuesday, January 28
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 46%
Same as yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 42% (Reuters) to 50% (Rasmussen). Without these extremes, it would still be 46%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 51% today (same as yesterday), which is 5 points higher than his approval rating.
Among voters nationwide
Joe Biden over Donald Trump: +4 (50-46)
RON’S COMMENT: Biden and Bloomberg do best against Trump, although Sanders and Klobuchar also beat him. Note that Trump’s vote ranges between 46% and 48% (in 2016 he received 46%).
NATIONAL: DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
Among Democratic primary voters nationwide
Joe Biden: 29%
RON’S COMMENT: This poll shows Biden and Sanders on top nationally, with Bloomberg closing in on Warren for third place.
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES & CAUCUSES
Among Democratic voters in each state
RON’S COMMENT: This California primary poll has Sanders first and Warren second. Biden runs third and Bloomberg draws only 6% despite a large ad expenditure. But… there is time for a lot of fluctuation. The primary is March 3 and 415 delegates are at stake.
RON’S COMMENT: Sanders leads the Utah primary with the next three candidates bunched together in this poll, which has a small sample. Utah votes March 3 and has 29 delegates.
GOVERNOR: UTAH 2020 GOP PRIMARY
Among Republican voters statewide
RON’S COMMENT: Former GOP Gov. Huntsman (2005-09) is trying to regain his old job. Since he left the governorship, he’s been ambassador to China (2009-2011) and Russia (2017-19) and a presidential contender (2012). Cox is lieutenant governor and Hughes is a former House speaker…. Though Huntsman is polling almost as many votes as his opponents combined, nearly half the Republican primary electorate is undecided. Incumbent Gov.Gary Herbert (R) is not running.
Among voters nationwide
Do you think the Senate should or not remove Trump from office?
Should remove: 45%
RON’S COMMENT: The percentage of voters who want to remove Trump (45%) falls below the percentage of voters who did not vote for him in 2016 (54%) or who voted for Hillary Clinton (48%)…. By demos: 83% of Democrats, 9% of Republicans, 42% of independents, 37% of men, 56% of women, 39% of whites and 80% of blacks want to remove the president.
Among U.S. adults nationwide
% = satisfied
RON’S COMMENT: Americans are broadly satisfied with overall quality of life, opportunity for a person to get ahead and the nation’s economy. But, they’re broadly dissatisfied with the moral and ethical climate, race relations, immigration, federal taxes, availability of affordable healthcare, the way income and wealth are distributed, our system of government and how it works, the size and power of the federal government and efforts to deal with poverty and homelessness. This is a very important list for presidential candidates to keep in mind.
In the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucus, which candidate ran second?
(See answer below)
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
NATIONAL: PRESIDENT, TRUMP REMOVAL: Washington Post/ABC, Jan. 20-23
NATIONAL: DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION: Morning Consult, Jan. 20-26
CALIFORNIA: BerkeleyIGS, Jan. 15-21
UTAH: Salt Lake Tribune/Suffolk, Jan. 18-22
SATISFACTION RATINGS: Gallup, Jan. 2-5TRIVIA ANSWERJohn Edwards.
Barack Obama was first (38%), Edwards second (30%) and Hillary Clinton third (29%).
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