“just 40% of American voters find the Democratic options so far to be “impressive” when asked”
America has never seen such a large field of Democratic contenders for president. There are more choices than ever, yet a majority of voters are saying, “meh.”
It’s like that moment when you think you’re hungry, so you open the fridge, stare at all the food for a minute and then close the door and walk away.
Timothy Meads writes at Townhall:
Overlooked Poll: 60% Of Voters Find Democratic Field Of Presidential Candidates ‘Underwhelming’
Despite boasting a field of more than two dozen candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, the most recent Harvard/Harris poll shows that the 6 out of 10 voters find the slate of choices to defeat President Donald Trump to be “underwhelming.”
The poll, conducted online within the United States from May 29-30, 2019 among 1,295 registered voters, found that just 40% of American voters find the Democratic options so far to be “impressive” when asked, “Do you find the current field of Democratic party candidates for president to be impressive or underwhelming?” 60% of participants answered “underwhelming” during this survey.
You can see the full results here.
Meads breaks down the most important findings:
As for who among potential Democratic and Independent politicians voters believe could defeat incumbent President Donald J. Trump, 35% answered former Vice President Joe Biden has the “best chance.” The choices offered in this question also included potential candidates like Hillary Clinton. The former party nominee and 2016 election loser polled at just 4%.
Still, Clinton performed better than Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who each earned 3% as the “best chance” to defeat President Trump in 2020. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came in at second place on this question with 11% of voters believing that the Democratic Socialist was the top choice who could most likely prevent a re-election of the current Republican commander-in-chief.
This poll also offers good news for Trump. His approval rating is improving.
Jonathan Easley writes at The Hill:
Trump’s approval rating hits highest point in two years
President Trump’s job approval rating is the highest it’s been in two years, boosted by voter optimism about the economy, according to the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey.
The survey found that 48 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 52 percent who said they disapprove. That’s up from 45 percent approval in March. The last time the president’s job approval rating reached 48 percent in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was in June of 2017.
Trump appears to be getting a lift from the economy, with a record 62 percent approving of his approach to employment and 59 percent approving of his handling of the economy.
While only 39 percent of voters said the country is on the right track, 51 percent said the economy is heading in the right direction. Seventy-one percent of voters said the economy is very strong or somewhat strong.
It’s still early to be looking at polls. The first Democratic primary debate is at the end of this month.
Everything could change after that.DONATE
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