Your Daily Polling Update for Tuesday, March 19, 2019
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 43%
Same as yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 41% (Politico, Reuters) to 47% (Rasmussen). Without these two extremes, it would be 44%.... President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 53% today (-1 from yesterday), which is 10 points higher than his approval rating…. Good news for Trump: His disapproval rating in the CNN poll is now 51%, which is down from 57% in January. In fact, his 51% negative job rating is the lowest it’s ever been in a CNN poll.
NATIONAL: DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
Among Democratic voters nationwide
Joe Biden: 35% (+4 since last week)
Bernie Sanders: 27%
Kamala Harris: 8% (-2)
Beto O’Rourke: 8% (+1)
Elizabeth Warren: 7%
Cory Booker: 4%
Amy Klobuchar: 2% (-1)
Julian Castro: 1%
John Delaney: 1%
Kirsten Gillibrand: 1%
Tulsi Gabbard: 1%
Pete Buttgieg: 1%
John Hickenlooper: 1%
Jay Inslee: 1%
RON’S COMMENT: Biden widened his lead this week, up 4 points. Harris is down 2, O’Rourke is up 1 and Klobuchar is down 1. Together, Biden and Sanders are polling 62% vs. the rest of the field at 36%.... In the poll’s subsample of early primary states (IA, NH, SC, NV), Biden does even better––he has 39% to Sanders at 28% and Harris at 7%.
Among adults nationwide
How would you rate the economic conditions in the country today -- as very good, somewhat good,
somewhat poor, or very poor?
RON’S COMMENT: 71% is the highest percentage saying the economy is good than any CNN poll has had since early 2001––which is good political news for President Trump…. When Trump took office, 57% said the economy was good. When Obama took office, 13% said the economy was good…. Compared to three years ago, 42% of Americans say the economy is now better off, 15% say it’s worse off and 41% say it’s about same.
Among adults nationwide
Do you think that Congress should or should not have passed a resolution to overturn President Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency along the U.S. border with Mexico?
- Should have passed a resolution to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration: 50%
- Should NOT have passed a resolution to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration: 42%
- No opinion: 8%
Do you think President Trump should have vetoed the resolution to overturn his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S. border with Mexico, or should he not have vetoed the resolution?
Should have vetoed it: 35%
Should NOT have vetoed it: 55%
No opinion: 10%
RON’S COMMENT: Even though Trump's average overall job approval is now 43%, only 35% favored his veto of the resolution to overturn his declaration of a national emergency
Who is currently the youngest member of the U.S. Senate?
(See answer below)
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION: Morning Consult, March 11-17
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, EMERGENCY DECLARATION, TRUMP AND THE ISSUES: CNN, March 14-17
When poll results add up to more than 100%, it is usually due to rounding.
L = Libertarian candidate
G = Green Party candidate
Ind = independent candidate
O = Other candidate(s)
D poll = conducted by or for organizations generally associated with Democrats.
R poll = conducted by or for organizations generally associated with Republicans.
Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). At 39 years old, he’s the youngest member of the U.S. Senate.