Pence Viewed Favorably by 46%

Vice President Mike Pence is viewed favorably by 46% of voters nationwide, up slightly from 42% a month ago. A national survey found that he is viewed unfavorably by 39% (see question wording and crosstabs).

In addition to Pence, all four of the top Congressional leaders saw their favorable number improve a bit over the past month. House Speaker Paul Ryan is now viewed favorably by 38% up from 32% a month ago. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attracts favorable reviews from 33%, a three-point improvement.

The biggest gains were recorded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He is now viewed favorably by 30%, up from 20% in August. McConnell is now viewed favorably by 50% of Republicans, up from 36% in the previous poll.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gained four points to 33% favorable.  However, he is the only Congressional leader to also see his negative numbers rise. Forty-one percent (41%) now view Schumer unfavorably, up from 37% last month.

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted September 6-7, 2018 for by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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