LUNCHTIME POLITICS: Hill Leaders Rated – Iowa Caucus – Dogs in Restaurants

Your Daily Polling Update for Friday, April 12, 2019

Same as yesterday

RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 39% (Reuters) to 49% (Rasmussen). Without these two extremes, it would still be 43%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 54% today (+1 from yesterday), which is 10 points higher than his approval rating.

Among Democratic voters statewide

Joe Biden: 27% 
Bernie Sanders: 16%
Pete Buttigieg: 9% 
Elizabeth Warren: 7%
Kamala Harris: 7%
Beto O’Rourke: 6%
Amy Klobuchar: 4%
Cory Booker: 3%
Julian Castro: 2%
John Delaney: 1%
Kirsten Gillibrand: 1%
Tim Ryan: 1%
Andrew Yang: 1%
Eric Swalwell: 1%
Candidates with less than 1% not listed
RON’S COMMENT: The same top seven candidate line-up that we saw in a New Hampshire poll yesterday is just about replicated in Iowa––showing Biden holding first place and Buttigieg moving to third place…. Electability: Iowa Democrats say they would prefer a candidate who can beat Trump over one who they agree with on issues, 64-24…. On issues: 72% of Democrats say it’s important that Democrats nominate a candidate who supports the Green New Deal and 82% say it’s important that Democrats nominate a candidate who supports Medicare-for-all.
Favorability ratings among Iowa Democrats
% = Favorable/Unfavorable
Joe Biden: 78%/14% 
Bernie Sanders: 67%/26%
Pete Buttigieg: 45%/9% 
Elizabeth Warren: 67%/20%
Kamala Harris: 61%/13%

RON’S COMMENT: All of the top candidates for the nomination have good favorability ratings among Iowa Democrats. Sanders has the highest negative, at 26%.

Among voters nationwide

% = Favorable/Unfavorable
Mike Pence: 43%/49%
Nancy Pelosi: 42%/51%
Mitch McConnell: 26%/56%
Chuck Schumer: 33%/48%
Kevin McCarthy: 21%/33%
RON’S COMMENT: Among fellow Republicans, Pence is 79%/10%, McConnell is 46%/28% and McCarthy is 35%/18%. Among fellow Democrats, Pelosi is 71%/19% and Schumer is 57%/20%.

Among adults nationwide

Do you think (non-service) dogs generally should or should not be allowed in restaurants?
Should be allowed in restaurants: 21%
Should be allowed only in outdoor seating: 35% 
Should NOT be allowed in restaurants: 36%
Don’t know: 8%
RON’S COMMENT: A total of 56% of Americans favor allowing non-service dogs either inside or in outside seating at restaurants. The most dog-friendly region is the South, where 61% favor allowing dogs either inside or in outside seating at restaurants. That compares to 50% in the Midwest, 57% in the Northeast and 53% in the West.

Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
IOWA: Monmouth University, April 4-9
HILL LEADERS RATED: The Economist/YouGov, April 6-9

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