President Trump leads Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a hypothetical match-up by eleven points, 40% to 29%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 14% would vote for some other candidate, 5% would not vote, and 12% are not sure.
The president also leads Senator Kirsten Gillibrand by 11 points (39% to 28%) and Senator Amy Klobuchar by 12 (39% to 27%). He leads several other lower profile candidates by similar or larger margins (see full results). Data released yesterday showed that Joe Biden leads the president by seven (43% to 36%) and Bernie Sanders trails by a single point. All other Democrats trail the president in these early polls.
Biden also has a wide lead in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Scott Rasmussen’s weekly syndicated column notes that “what happens to the Biden campaign will be the defining feature of the Democratic presidential nominating contest.”
It is important to note that very low name recognition plays a key role in these results. For example, 55% of voters have either never heard of Buttigieg or don’t know enough to have an opinion. Overall, just 24% have a favorable opinion while 21% say the opposite.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) have either never heard of Klobuchar or don’t know enough to have an opinion. Fifty-one percent (51%) say the same about Gillibrand. Both women are slightly underwater among those with an opinion. For Klobuchar, the numbers are 19% favorable and 23% unfavorable. Gillibrand gets positive assessments from 24% and negative reviews from 25%.
Other Democratic hopefuls are even less well known. For example, Andrew Yang has a passionate online following but is unknown to 70% of voters. Thirteen percent (13%) have a favorable view of him while 16% say the opposite. See full list of favorable ratings for all Democratic candidates.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted April 30-May 1, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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