Forty-three percent (43%) of voters nationwide believe President Trump behaved inappropriately in the now infamous phone call with the Ukrainian president. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 35% disagree and believe the president behaved appropriately. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure.
Those figures represent a slight improvement for the president over the past week. The number describing his behavior as appropriate is up four points from a week ago. The number considering it inappropriate is unchanged.
Democrats, by a 61% to 18% margin, believe the president acted inappropriately. Republicans, by a 65% to 15% margin, hold the opposite view. Among Independent voters, 25% say the behavior was appropriate, 48% inappropriate, and 27% are not sure.
Thirty-two percent (32%) believe the president committed treason on that call. That includes 51% of Democrats, 30% of Independents, and 13% of Republicans. By way of comparison, that’s lower than the number who believe President Trump committed treason in his dealings with the Russians.
When asked which Democratic presidential candidate had been accused of inappropriate dealings with Ukraine, 54% selected Joe Biden and 29% were not sure. Six percent (6%) said no Democrats had been accused, 4% thought it was Bernie Sanders, 4% said Andrew Yang, 3% named Elizabeth Warren and 1% Beto O’Rourke.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of Republicans were able to identify Biden as the candidate who has been accused. So were 48% of Democrats and 57% of Independent voters.
So far, there has been no measurable impact on the president’s job approval ratings.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted September 25-26, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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