Harris Viewed Favorably by 35% of All Voters, Unfavorably by 34%

Following the Democratic debates, Senator Kamala Harris is viewed favorably by 35% of all voters nationwide and unfavorably by 34%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another 30% have either never heard of her or don’t know enough to have an opinion.

Among Democrats, Harris is viewed favorably by 59% and unfavorably by 19%.

Those figures are little changed from before the debates. Before the debates, Harris was viewed favorably by 32% of all voters and unfavorably by 31%. Among Democrats, her numbers were 57% positive and 15% negative.

In terms of voter preference, Harris was the biggest winner of last week’s debates.

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the frontrunner. And he still retains the best favorability ratings among the Democratic hopefuls. Among all voters, he is viewed favorably by 48% and unfavorably by 40%. Prior to the debate, his numbers were 49% favorable and 37% unfavorable.

Among Democrats, Biden’s positive reviews slipped from 77% before the debate to 72% after.

In terms of  Social Media Support, Biden is still on top. Harris has moved into second place.

  • Following the debates, Senator Bernie Sanders is viewed favorably by 44% and unfavorably by 44%. Among Democrats, his numbers are 69% positive and 24% negative.
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is viewed favorably by 28% of all voters and unfavorably by 24%. Among Democrats, those numbers are 43%/17%.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the only other Democrat from the second debate night recognized by more than half of all voters. She gets positive reviews from 23% and negative reviews from 29%.

There was no significant shift in perceptions of Sanders, Buttigieg, or Gillibrand.

Among those in the first night’s debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro received modest bounces.

See full crosstab results for pre-debate poll here and for post-debate poll here.

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The national surveys of 1,000 Registered Voters each were conducted June 26-27, 2019 and June 28-29, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full samples have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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