Your Daily Polling Update for Thursday, October 20, 2022
BIDEN JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 44%
Up 2 from yesterday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 40% (Reuters) to 46% (CNBC). Biden’s disapproval rating averages 53% today (down 2 from yesterday), putting him at 9 points net negative.
CONGRESSIONAL GENERIC PREFERENCE
(Average of 5 most recent nationwide polls)
Republicans: +2 (down from +4.2 Tuesday)
Among voters statewide
- In Nevada, the top three issues are economy/inflation, crime and immigration––all of which favor Republicans…. Cortez Masto (D) is winning Latino voters 58-40.
- Vance (R) managing to slightly increase lead in Ohio.
- New GOP poll shows Budd (R) ahead in North Carolina.
- Adam Laxalt (R) over Sen. Catherine Cortez (D): +1 (49-48) CBS
- Average of recent polls: R +0.3
- J.D. Vance (R) over Tim Ryan (D): +4 (47-43) Cygnal-R
- Average of recent polls: R +3
- Ted Budd (R) over Cheri Beasley (D): +4 (48-44) Trafalgar-R
- Average of recent polls: R +3.7
Among voters statewide
- Nevada even in new poll.
- Drazan (R) holds small lead in Oregon.
- Massachusetts is a blowout… Incumbent Republican governor Charlie Baker is often called a RINO and he’s the most popular official in this very blue state (67% favorable/17% unfavorable).
- Joe Lombardo (R) and Gov. Steve Sisolak (D): Even (48-48) CBS
- Average of recent polls: R +1
- Christine Drazan (R) over Tina Kotek (D): +2 (37-35-17) Hoffman
- Average of recent polls: R +3.3
- Maura Healy (D) over Geoff Diehl (R): +23 (56-33) Suffolk
- Maura Healy (D) over Geoff Diehl (R): +30 (53-23-4) MassINC
- Average: D +26.5
Among voters nationwide
Compared to voting in previous Congressional election years, are you more or less enthusiastic about voting in this year’s election?
- More enthusiastic: 46%
- Less enthusiastic: 12%
- About the same: 37%
RON’S COMMENT: What’s interesting is that 47% of Republicans are more enthusiastic, while 37% of Democrats are.
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
VOTER ENTHUSIASM: The Economist/YouGov, Oct. 16-18
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