LUNCHTIME POLITICS: Moviegoers – ISIS, Syria – Popularity Ratings

Your Daily Polling Update for Friday, February 8, 2019

Same as yesterday

RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on four polls, ranging from 38% (Reuters) to 50% (Rasmussen). Without these two extremes, it would be 42%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 54% today, which is 11 points higher than his approval rating. Note: We still don’t have a clear post-SOTU rating average.

Among voters nationwide

% = Favorable/Unfavorable
Donald Trump: 42%/54%
Mike Pence: 41%/50%
Nancy Pelosi: 43%/49%
Chuck Schumer: 34%/47%

RON’S COMMENT: Though it’s only by one point, Pelosi has the highest favorability rating (43%) of any of these four national political figures measured. Her positive rating among Democrats is 75%. She has clearly improved her national standing since she’s taken back the Speaker’s gavel.

Among voters nationwide

Do you think the United States has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria involving ISIS, or doesn’t the United States have this responsibility? 

Has responsibility: 45%
Does not have responsibility: 33%
Not sure: 22%

RON’S COMMENT: 54% of Democrats, 30% of independents and 38% of Republicans say the United States has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria involving ISIS.

Do you support or oppose the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria? 

Support: 39%
Oppose: 45%
Not sure: 17%

RON’S COMMENT: 23% of Democrats, 36% of independents and 56% of Republicans want the U.S. to immediately withdraw from Syria…. It’s amazing how President Trump’s positions affect the partisan alignment on these issues.

Do you think that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is currently winning or losing the war in Syria?

Winning: 21%
Losing: 41%
Not sure: 39%

RON’S COMMENT: 26% of Democrats, 17% of independents and 18% of Republicans say ISIS is winning n Syria.

Among adults nationwide

About how often do you go to see movies in a movie theater? 

Once a week or more: 2%
2-3 times a month 5%
About once a month 13%
Few times a year 30%
Almost never 28%
Never 22%

RON’S COMMENT: These numbers show that about 20% of Americans are regular moviegoers and 50% rarely or never go to theaters to see films. Also: 24% of Democrats, 16% of independents, 22% of Republicans and 31% of people 18-29 are regular moviegoers.

Which one do you prefer? 

Going to see a movie in a movie theater: 12%
Watching movies at home: 51%
Neither: 9%
Both equally: 24%

RON’S COMMENT: 15% of Democrats, 9% of independents, 14% of Republicans and 15% of people 18-29 prefer going to the theater to see movies.

Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.

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