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LUNCHTIME POLITICS: Rating Vaccines – Cuomo – Florida – Pandemic Relief Plan

Your Daily Polling Update for Thursday, March 4


Down 1 from Monday

RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on six polls, ranging from 50% (Monmouth, Rasmussen) to 57% (Politico, IBD/TIPP, Reuters)…. Biden’s disapproval rating averages 40% today (same as Monday).


Among voters nationwide and in New York State

Andrew Cuomo rating:
28% favorable/58% unfavorable

RON’S COMMENT: Cuomo’s negative rating continues to rise. Since last week in this national poll, his favorable rating went down 1 point and his unfavorable rating went up 5 points…. This poll also finds that 75% of voters across the nation have heard of the sexual harassment allegations against him.

In New York State:
Andrew Cuomo job rating:
38% approve/48% disapprove

RON’S COMMENT: Cuomo’s job rating in New York is now net negative (-10). His current 38% approval rating is a monstrous drop from where he was in April, when it was 71% approval…. Also, 64% of New York voters now say Cuomo should not be re-elected and 45% think he should resign.


Among voters statewide

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over Nikki Fried (D): +9 (51-42)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over Charlie Crist (D): +11 (52-41)

RON’S COMMENT: Incumbent DeSantis posts clear leads over both Fried, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner, and Crist, a former governor and current U.S. Representative…. Gov. DeSantis job rating: 53% approve/42% disapprove…. Favorability ratings: DeSantis 48% favorable/35% unfavorable/13% neutral; Fried 21% favorable/15% unfavorable/27% neutral; Crist 27% favorable/41% unfavorable/22% neutral.


Among adults nationwide

If you were offered one of the following coronavirus vaccines, would you take it? 


  • Would take this vaccine if offered: 42%
  • Would not take it (would wait for another vaccine): 7%
  • Would not take any vaccine: 23%


  • Would take this vaccine if offered: 40%
  • Would not take it (would wait for another vaccine): 8%
  • Would not take any vaccine: 22%

Johnson & Johnson

  • Would take this vaccine if offered: 42%
  • Would not take it (would wait for another vaccine): 9%
  • Would not take any vaccine: 22%


  • Would take this vaccine if offered: 31%
  • Would not take it (would wait for another vaccine): 11%
  • Would not take any vaccine: 24%

RON’S COMMENT: Only 31% to 42% of Americans who have not already been vaccinated would take each of these vaccines if offered…. Pfizer is first with 42% and AstraZeneca is last with 31%…. Between 22% to 24% would not take any of these vaccines…. Even vaccinations have become partisan––57% of Democrats and 33% of Republicans would take the Pfizer vaccine54% of Democrats and 31% of Republicans would take the Moderna vaccine56% of Democrats and 31% of Republicans would take the Johnson & Johnson vaccineand 44% of Democrats and 24% of Republicans would take the AstraZeneca vaccine…. Keep in mind that these numbers do not include anyone who says they already have been vaccinated…. On safety:

  • 57% say the Pfizer vaccine is very or somewhat safe.
  • 55% say the Moderna vaccine is very or somewhat safe.
  • 52% say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is very or somewhat safe.
  • 42% say the AstraZeneca vaccine is very or somewhat safe.


Among voters nationwide

As you may know, Congress is currently considering a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all about this plan?

A lot: 53%
A little: 41%

RON’S COMMENT: Nearly every voter has heard something about the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.

In general, do you support or oppose this plan? 

Support: 62%
Oppose: 34%

RON’S COMMENT: 62% support the plan based on the question asked in The Economist’s poll…. Another poll, conducted by Morning Consult (Feb. 26-March 1), finds that an even bigger 77% of voters support the plan when benefits are itemized in the survey question, such as direct payments, enhanced unemployment benefits and funding for state and local governments as well as K-12 schools and universities.

Republicans in the Senate say they will not support this plan unless the Democratic sponsors make significant cuts to the overall spending amount. Should cuts be made to the plan in order to get bipartisan support or should the full spending plan remain intact even if it only gets support from one party?

Cuts should be made: 48%
Full plan should remain intact: 45%

RON’S COMMENT: Voters are nearly evenly split on the size of the relief plan, with slightly more favoring the Republican approach of smaller spending.


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Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
CUOMO NATIONWIDE, VACCINATION VIEWS: The Economist/YouGov, Feb. 27-March 2
CUOMO STATEWIDE IN NEW YORK: NewsNation/WPIX 11/Emerson College, March 1-2
PANDEMIC RELIEF PLAN: Monmouth Univ., Feb. 26-March 1

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