LUNCHTIME POLITICS: Executive Orders – QAnon – Biden’s Cabinet, Promises

Your Daily Polling Update for Thursday, January 28, 2021

Down 1 from yesterday

RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 48% (Rasmussen) to 63% (The Hill). Without these extremes it would be 54%…. Biden’s disapproval rating averages 37% today (-2 from yesterday).

2021 publication schedule: Lunchtime Politics publishes when important new polling data is available, which is usually at least twice a week. As we get closer to the 2022 elections, we will go back to daily publication. Thanks to all our readers and best of health, Ron

Among voters nationwide

Do you approve or disapprove of the executive order which… 
Has the U.S. rejoin the Paris Climate accord 
Approve: 53%
Disapprove: 32%
Cancels the Keystone XL pipeline permit 
Approve: 38%
Disapprove: 43%
Reverses the Trump administration’s ’travel ban’ for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries
Approve: 45%
Disapprove: 43%
Asks Americans to wear masks for 100 days, and that required the use of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings and lands and by all federal contractors
Approve: 71%
Disapprove: 24%
Extends the current pause on student loan payments for Americans with federal student loans through at least September 30
Approve: 71%
Disapprove: 18%
Extends the current moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through at least March 31 
Approve: 71%
Disapprove: 16%
RON’S COMMENT: Big majorities of voters favor executive orders dealing with mask use and social distancing, pausing student loan payments as well as evictions and foreclosures. A much smaller majority favors rejoining the Paris Climate accord and voters are split on the travel ban, with no majority either way. However, more voters disapprove of canceling the Keystone XL pipeline permit than favor it…. On Keystone, 63% of Democrats, 30% of independents and only 10% of Republicans approve of Biden’s executive order…. On the Paris Climate accord, 82% of Democrats, 44% of independents and 19% of Republicans approve of Biden’s executive order.

Among voters nationwide

(Asked of voters who have heard of QAnon): Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of QAnon?
Favorable: 12%
Unfavorable: 72%
Don’t know: 16%
RON’S COMMENTS: Republicans need to be extremely careful with anything that looks like an affiliation with, or acceptance of, QAnon…. Voters who have heard of it are overwhelmingly negative. By party: 53% of Republicans, 86% of Democrats and 65% of independents have unfavorable views of QAnon…. Also worth noting: Two-thirds of the electorate has heard about QAnon.

Among voters nationwide

Do you approve or disapprove of Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominations? 
Approve: 45%
Disapprove: 31%
Not sure: 24%
RON’S COMMENT: 12% of Republicans, 77% of Democrats and 36% of independents approve of Biden’s Cabinet nominations.

Among voters nationwide

Paying attention to people like you: How much attention do you think President Biden is paying to the needs and problems of like you?
Too much: 4%
Too little: 44%
The right amount: 38%
Not sure: 14%
RON’S COMMENT: Only 38% of voters think President Biden is paying the right amount of attention to the needs and problems of people like them. He needs to get this number up if he’s going to get his program through Congress.
Promises, promises: About how many of Joe Biden’s campaign promises do you think he will be able to keep? 
All or most of them: 30%
Some of them: 34%
Hardly any of them: 26%
RON’S COMMENT: 12% of Republicans, 54% of Democrats and 18% of independents think Biden will be able to keep all or most of his promises…. It should be noted that while only 30% of voters say he will keep all or most of his promises, 52% think he will try to keep them.

Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.

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