60% Of Trump Supporters Say Rioters Hurt Democracy

Trump supporters say the insurrectionists undermined democracy
Donald Trump speaks at the White House (photo: public domain)

A majority of Trump supporters say the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week were undermining U.S. democracy rather than protecting it.

From the Quinnipiac University poll:

• 62% of respondents who voted for Trump said the rioters were undermining democracy, 19 % said they were protecting it

• 80% said the rioters were undermining democracy, 10% said they were protecting it

• 56% of voters say they hold Donald Trump responsible for the storming of the U.S. Capitol, while 42 percent say they do not hold him responsible

• 52% of voters say Trump should be removed from office, 45% disagree; 53% also say he should resign as president, 43% disagree

• 84% of Trump voters said there was widespread voter fraud, even though there is no evidence to support those claims

• 8 in 10 Trump supporters said they approve of how the president is handling his job, 10% said they disapprove, 10% had no opinion

• Among registered voters overall, however, 60% disapprove of the job Trump is doing while 33% approve of Trump’s performance (which ties his all-time low)

• 45% of voters say Trump is mentally stable, while 48% say he is not mentally stable

Poll: Slight Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Is Racist

According to a new poll by Quinnipiac University, a slight majority of Americans believe Donald Trump is racist (51 percent) versus 45 percent who say he is not racist.

Think how incredible it is that we are even having such a conversation – is the president of the United States racist?

Of those polled, 80 percent of black respondents say Trump is racist, 11 percent disagree.

Among Hispanic voters, 55 percent say Trump is racist, 44 percent disagree.

There’s a gender divide on the issue as well. While 55 percent of men do not feel Trump is racist, 59 percent of women do believe the Commander in Chief is racist.

When it comes to impeachment proceedings, 60 percent say Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings, 32 percent support moving forward with articles of impeachment.

Regarding the recent Mueller investigation, 52 percent of respondents said they believe Trump attempted to “derail or obstruct” the investigation, 40 percent disagreed.

And 71 percent of those polled are “concerned” or “very concerned” a foreign government will try to interfere in the upcoming 2020 elections.

A huge majority – 87 percent – disagree with the president and believe political campaigns should be required to contact the FBI if contacted by a foreign government with dirt on their political opponent.

And 59 percent support additional laws to protect U.S. elections versus 31 percent who do not. Of those, 54 percent of Republicans (surprise) think current laws are enough.

More details at Quinnipiac University site here.

New Poll: Biden Holds 19 Point Lead Among Democratic White House Hopefuls

New polling by Quinnipiac University shows former Vice President Joe Biden still holds a commanding 19-point lead among Democratic presidential contenders.

New polling by Quinnipiac University shows former Vice President Joe Biden still holds a commanding 19-point lead among Democratic presidential contenders.

Biden garnered 34 percent support from respondents with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a distant second at 15 percent.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) comes in third with 12 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) moved down to 4th position with 11 percent, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in single digits with 6 percent.
The polling also showed Biden gets a thumbs-up from 53 percent of black Democrats, with 8 percent for Sanders, 7 percent for Harris and 4 percent for Warren. 

New Polls Show Post-Debate Shakeup Among Democrats

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (L) and Kamala Harris (R)

New polling shows how the first Democratic presidential debates affected the early race.

The latest from Quinnipiac University polling shows former Vice President Joe Biden getting his lowest numbers to date dropping to 22 percent.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) jumped up to second place with 20 percent support.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren follows at 14 percent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 13 percent, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gets 4 percent. No other candidate garnered more than 3 percent.

The June 11 Quinnipiac University Poll showed Biden at 30 percent, Sanders at 19 percent, Warren with 15 percent, Buttigieg at 8 percent, and Harris with 7 percent.

And in Iowa, Elizabeth Warren has vaulted to the number one position in the new David Binder Research poll.

From IowaStartingLine:

Elizabeth Warren leads the pack in the Iowa Caucus, according to a new poll out this morning from David Binder Research, currently earning the support of 20% of likely Democratic caucus-goers.

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are both within the margin of error with Warren for first place, but they trail just slightly at 18% for Harris and 17% for Biden.

Bernie Sanders has fallen to fourth place in the polling, sitting at 12%, while Pete Buttigieg has 10% in the survey.

Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker round out the the field with 4% and 2%, respectively, while everyone else is at 1% or below.

New Polling: Americans Trust Nancy Pelosi More Than Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi (L) and Donald Trump (R)

New polling from Quinnipiac University has some interesting results:

• American voters trust Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi more than President Trump by a margin of 49% to 42% respectively.

• That gap is wider with independent voters with Pelosi getting 49% still but Trump dropping to 36%.

• 56% say the recent shutdown of the federal government was Trump and Congressional Republicans’ fault, while only 34% put the onus on Democrats.

• Trump’s job approval rating dropped to 38% in the QU poll while his disapproval jumped to 57%.

• Voters support a bill that funds new border security measures but without funding for a wall 61% versus 33% who don’t approve of that approach.

• 66% disapprove of the president using “emergency powers” to get his wall built.

• 70% of voters believe transgender people should be able to serve in the U.S. military versus 20% who do not approve.

Poll: 56% Of Americans Say Trump “Not Fit To Serve As President”

There’s no good news for Donald Trump in the latest poll from Quinnipiac University:

• 56% say Trump is not “fit to serve as president;” 42% disagree

• 57% disapprove of the job he is doing as president; 36% approve

• 62% disapprove of his handling of race relations; 32% approve

• 69% say Trump should kick his Twitter habit; 26% disagree

• 51% say they are embarrassed to have him as president; 27% disagree

• 59% feel he is not honest

• 60% say he doesn’t have good leadership skills

• 67% say he is not “level headed”

More at the link.

Poll: 68% Of Americans Say Transgender Folks Should Be Allowed To Serve In Military

According to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, 68% of Americans say transgender people should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military; 27% oppose the idea.

Additional survey results:

• 89% of American voters say it should be illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTs based on their sexual orientation

• 46% say acceptance of trans people would be “a good thing for the country;” 14% say more acceptance of trans folks would be “a bad thing”

• 80% Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling health care reform

• 59% Americans disapprove of the way Democrats in Congress are handling health care reform

• 81% say there should be bipartisan hearings on new health care legislation

• 69% oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicare

• 52% of American voters would like to see the Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives

• 53% of American voters would like to see the Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate

New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Rating At New Low

New Quinnipiac Poll on President Trump shows him at his lowest level yet in this poll with 34% approval; 57% disapproval.

Also from the survey:

• 54% say Trump is too friendly to Russia, 3% say he is too unfriendly

• 68 percent of voters are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about Trump’s relationship with Russia

• 45% say Russia is an adversary, 8% say it is an ally

• 73% of voters approve of the appointment of Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible links or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia; 15% of voters do not approve

Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump 51% – 41%

The latest Quinnipiac polls shows Democrat Hillary Clinton breaking the 50% barrier as she now leads Republican Donald Trump 51% to 41%.

While Trump is winning with men by 6 points (48%/42%), Clinton beats Trump with women by a whopping 24 points (60%/36%). As we all know, more women vote than men.

A similar scenario is found when comparing white versus non-white voters. Trump leads among white voters by 11 points (52%/41%), but Clinton gets a much bigger share of non-white voters. She currently leads Trump with non-white voters by 62 points (77%/15%). 

From the polling results:

“We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Trump’s missteps, stumbles and gaffes seem to outweigh Clinton’s shaky trust status and perceived shady dealings. Wow, is there any light at the end of this dark and depressing chapter in American politics?”

More results from the survey:

• 90% say they’ve made up their minds regarding which candidate they will be voting for.

•A big majority of Trump supporters – 64% – say they are voting for Trump as an anti-Hillary vote. Only 25% say they are voting pro-Trump.

• 66% of voters say Clinton is qualified to be president, while 58% say Donald Trump is not qualified to be president.

• 87% of voters say Clinton is intelligent, where only 67% of voters say Trump is.

• 51% say Clinton cares about average Americans, where only 41% say the same about Trump.

• Trump’s tax returns are giving him a problem: 74% of likely voters say Donald Trump should release his tax returns, including 62% of Republicans.

This was not a small poll. From August 18 – 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,498 likely voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

Quinnipiac Poll Shows Clinton Up Over Trump +4

A new Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday shows Democrat Hillary Clinton beating Republican Donald Trump 45%-41%.

When third party candidates were factored in Hillary received 40%, Trump 38%, Jill Stein of the Green Party 5%, and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party 5%.

Hillary sees strong support from younger, more educated and predominantly women voters. The Donald did better among male voters 51%-35%, while 54% of women went for Clinton to Trump’s 30%.