LOOKING AT BIDEN
Among voters nationwide
Likability: Regardless of whether you agree with him, do you like or dislike Joe Biden as a person?
Like a lot/like somewhat: 37%
Neither like nor dislike: 25%
Dislike somewhat/dislike a lot: 29%
Not sure: 9%
RON’S COMMENT: 78% of Biden supporters and 10% of Trump supporters say they like Biden a lot or somewhat. Interestingly, 15% of Biden’s own supporters neither like nor dislike him and another 5% don’t like him.
Leadership: Would you say Joe Biden is a strong or a weak leader?
Strong leader: 47%
Weak leader: 53%
RON’S COMMENT: 89% of Biden supporters and 6% of Trump supporters say Biden is a strong leader. 11% of Biden supporters and 94% of Trump supporters say Biden is a weak leader.
Extreme political views: Would you say that Joe Biden holds extreme political views?
Not sure: 13%
RON’S COMMENT: While most voters say Biden does not hold extreme views, fewer than 50% agree…. 16% of Biden supporters and 68% of Trump supporters say Biden holds extreme views.
Positive or negative campaigning: Do you think Joe Biden spends more explaining what he will do if elected president or attacking Donald Trump?
Explaining what he will do if elected president: 44%
Attacking Donald Trump: 43%
Not sure: 12%
RON’S COMMENT: 78% of Biden supporters and 9% of Trump supporters say Biden spends more time explaining what he will do.
Crime: Are you confident in Joe Biden’s ability to deal wisely with crime in the U.S., or are you uneasy about his approach?
Confident in Biden: 42%
Uneasy with Biden: 46%
Not sure: 12%
RON’S COMMENT: When the issue is crime or law and order, Biden falls short. When the issue is policing or criminal justice reform, Biden does better…. Worth noting: 36% of Whites, 70% of Blacks and 48% of Hispanics have confidence in Biden’s handling of the crime issue. The crime issue is clearly not helping Biden among White voters.
CORRECTION: Yesterday, we reported a poll showing Sen. Lindsey Graham tied with his Democratic opponent, which was correct. However, we commented that handicappers rate the race “likely or lean Democratic.” That should have been “likely or lean Republican.”