Your Daily Polling Update for Wednesday, April 17, 2019
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 44%
Up 1 from yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 40% (Monmouth) to 52% (Rasmussen). Without these two extremes, it would be 43%.... President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 51% today (-2 from yesterday), which is 7 points higher than his approval rating.
ALABAMA: SENATE 2020
Among voters statewide
Sen. Doug Jones (D) job rating
Sen. Doug Jones (D) re-elect rating
Re-elect him: 40%
Replace him: 50%
RON’S COMMENT: Jones, a Democrat in Alabama, is widely considered the most endangered incumbent up for re-election next year. In this poll, his job rating leans slightly positive but only two out of five voters want to see him re-elected. By gender: 34% of men and 46% of women would re-elect him. By race: 20% of whites and 84% of blacks would re-elect him.
Republican primary for Senate
Roy Moore: 27%
Mo Brooks: 18%
Bradley Byrne: 13%
Gary Palmer: 11%
Del Marsh: 4%
Tim James: 2%
RON’S COMMENT: Moore, who lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones, leads the GOP primary at this point. Three members of Congress––Brooks, Byrne, Palmer––follow. Moore has nearly total name ID, which limits his vote growth potential. The other candidates have much more room for growth. Of this list, only Byrne has formally entered the race.
TRUMP VS. GENERIC DEMOCRAT
Among voters nationwide
If the election for president were held today with Donald Trump as the Republican running against a Democratic Party candidate, who would you vote for?
Generic Democrat over Trump: +9 (47-38)
RON’S COMMENT: The gap has expanded to 9 points from 7 points a week ago, when it was 47-40.... Interesting to note that 28% of independents and 24% of 18-29-year-olds say they would not vote. Also, 82% of Republicans side with Trump on this question and 83% of Democrats side with their “generic” candidate.
CONSIDERATION: DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
Among Democratic primary voters nationwide
Which candidate or candidates are you considering voting for in the Democratic Presidential primary or caucus in your state in 2020? Select all that apply
Among Democratic primary voters:
Joe Biden: 46% (-3 from last week)
Bernie Sanders: 41% (-2)
Kamala Harris: 38% (-2)
Elizabeth Warren: 37%
Pete Buttigieg: 32% (+3)
Beto O’Rourke: 31%
Cory Booker: 28% (+2)
Amy Klobuchar: 17% (+1)
Julian Castro: 13%
Kirsten Gillibrand: 12% (+1)
(List includes all those with 10% or more)
RON’S COMMENT: These numbers give us an opportunity to look at the number of Democrats who would consider voting for each candidate in a presidential primary or caucus…. Since last week, Buttigieg has climbed 3 points, while Biden has fallen 3 points. Booker, Klobuchar and Gillibrand have improved by a point or two…. These numbers add up to over 100% because respondents were allowed to select multiple candidates they are considering.
Fluidity: This poll finds that only a third of Democratic voters have narrowed their consideration down to one or two candidates––while an additional 27% are considering two to four candidates and 39% are considering four or more candidates.
Field satisfaction: 76% of Democrats say they are satisfied with their party’s current candidate choices and only 24% say they wish there were more choices.
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
TRUMP VS. GENERIC DEMOCRAT, CONSIDERATION: The Economist/YouGov, April 13-16
ALABAMA: Mason-Dixon, April 9-11