07 Nov Quid Pro Quo – Iowa Update – Americans Look at British Politicians
Your Daily Polling Update for Thursday, November 7
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 43%
Down 1 from yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 40% (Reuters) to 46% (Rasmussen). Without these extremes, it would be 44%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 54% today (+1 from yesterday), which is 11 points higher than his approval rating.
NATIONAL: DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
Among Democratic primary voters nationwide
Joe Biden: 23%
RON’S COMMENT: This poll shows Biden and Warren fighting for the top spot with Sanders close behind. Since this poll’s September sampling, Biden is down 2 points, Warren is down 5 points, Sanders is up 5 points and Buttigieg is up 4 points…. Who can beat Trump? This poll shows 51% of Democrats giving Biden 8-10 points on a 10-point electability scale, Warren is not far behind at 49% and Sanders at 48%…. Interestingly, two of the four most recent polls put Biden in the 30s (32-33%) and two put him in the 20s (23-26%). Three of these polls have Warren second and one has her third.
IOWA: DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
Among Democratic caucus-goers statewide
Elizabeth Warren: 20%
RON’S COMMENT: This is the third Iowa poll in a row showing Biden running fourth in Iowa, an inauspicious place to be for a frontrunner. Two out of these three recent polls put Buttigieg in second place.
QUID PRO QUO
Among voters nationwide
Do you think Donald Trump purposely withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to get the president of Ukraine to investigate allegations of corruption against the Biden family?
RON’S COMMENT: Half of the electorate believes there was a quid pro quo. By party: 79% of Democrats, 39% of independents and 14% Republicans say so…. Also: 51% say that if there was a quid pro quo, it’s an impeachable offense and 37% say it’s not.
AMERICANS LOOK AT BRITISH POLITICIANS
Among voters nationwide
Who do you think should be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Boris Johnson, leader of Conservative Party: 36%
RON’S COMMENT: Among U.S. voters, 11% of Democrats, 35% of independents and 65% of Republicans prefer to see Johnson as Prime Minister in Britain.
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
NATIONAL: DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION: Monmouth, Oct. 30-Nov. 3
IOWA: DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: Quinnipiac, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
QUID PRO QUO, AMERICANS LOOK AT BRITISH POLITICS: The Economist/You Gov, Nov. 3-5
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