05 Dec Boris Johnson Leads – Important Issues – Favorability Ratings – College Students Poll
Your Daily Polling Update for Thursday, December 5
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 44%
Same as yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on four polls, ranging from 40% (Quinnipiac) to 49% (Rasmussen). 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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POLL OF COLLEGE STUDENTS
Among voters nationwide
Bernie Sanders: 23%
RON’S COMMENT: This poll of college students includes Republican and Democratic candidates. It shows Sanders is the top choice with Trump running second. Another way to look at it is Trump and other Republicans (not listed) get a total of 19% and the Democrats, combined, get 77%…. Over the past two months in this poll, Sanders is up 7 points, Warren is down 4 points, Biden is down a point and Buttigieg is up 2 points.
Among voters nationwide
% = Favorable/Unfavorable
RON’S COMMENT: While these national leaders are generally popular among their party’s voters and very unpopular among the opposing party’s voters, let’s look at how they’re doing among independents, who are most likely to be swing voters in the next election: Trump 38%/47%, Pence 37%/32%, Pelosi 24%/46%, Schumer 20%/41%, McCarthy 18%/28%, McConnell 23%/ 39%.
MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
Among adults nationwide
Health care: 18%
RON’S COMMENT: Not much movement over the past two months: Healthcare is the same, the economy is up 1, immigration is the same and the environment is down 2. The latest poll continues to show big differences by party:
UK GENERAL ELECTION: 2019
Among voters in Great Britain
% = Average of two most recent polls
RON’S COMMENT: The campaigning period is on and Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is in first place. Over the past three weeks the Brexit Party has been sliding. The general election is a week from today, on Dec. 12.
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
POLL OF COLLEGE STUDENTS: Axios/College Reaction, Dec. 2-4
FAVORABILITY RATINGS, MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE: The Economist/YouGov, Dec. 1-3
UK GENERAL ELECTION: SavantaComRes/The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 2-3; YouGov/The Times/Sky News, Dec. 2-3
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