Warren, Castro Get Bounces From First Debate Night

Entering the Wednesday night debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren was viewed favorably by 36% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 39%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey conducted after that debate found a nice bounce for the presidential hopeful. Among all voters, she is now viewed favorably by 42% and unfavorably by 36%.

Among Democrats, Warren’s favorables increased by eight points, from 60% to 68%. Among Independent voters, Warren went from a net rating of -13 (28% favorable/41% unfavorable) to -1 (33%/34%).

Two other candidates with similar ratings to Warren entering the debate saw no bounce. Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke was viewed favorably by 31% of all voters entering the debate and 30% after. Senator Cory Booker’s positive reviews went from 28% to 30%. Both men have matching levels of unfavorable reviews.

One less recognized candidate–former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro received a bounce from the debate. His favorables among all voters rose from 19% to 28%. Among Democrats, his positive reviews grew from 32% to 43%. He also gained 13 points among Independent voters.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Congressman Tim Ryan, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee saw modest improvements but remain far behind Warren in terms of recognition and favorability.

Congressman John Delaney and Senator Amy Klobuchar saw little change in their ratings.

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 25-26, 2019 and June 27-28, 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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