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NPR/PBS/Marist Poll: Independents Not Sold On Trump or Democrats

NPR/PBS/Marist Poll: Independents Not Sold On Trump or Democrats
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By    |   Monday, 22 July 2019 02:49 PM

Most independent voters remain undecided as the 2020 election approaches, as President Donald Trump and the various Democratic candidates have yet to win over most unaffiliated Americans in the latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll.

Trump’s approval rating overall stands at 44 percent among the general populace, but 42 percent of independents approve of his performance, which is a rise from 35 percent in June. Most Americans, 53 percent, said they would definitely not vote for Trump in the next election, while 54 percent of voters say the same. 

Despite Trump’s low approval rating, Democrats weren’t seen by most as the best option. Americans were divided, 43 percent to 46 percent, about whether Democrats would take the country in the right or wrong direction. Independents were more likely to think Democrats would take the country in the wrong direction, 48 percent to 40 percent.

"Independents are on the fence overall," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College, said in a statement to NPR. "They're not willing to grant President Trump re-election, and yet they're not persuaded by Democrats at this point."

Trump’s approval rating on the economy is far higher than his overall approval rating, with 52 percent of voters approving of his handling of the economy, and 65 percent of all Americans, and 62 percent of independents, think that the economy is working well for them.

"Independents are pleased with the economy, but it is not converting to a strong endorsement on his [Trump's] re-elect question," Miringoff said.

Marist polled 1,336 American adults from July 15 to July 17, with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points.

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Most independent voters remain undecided as the 2020 election approaches, as President Donald Trump and the various Democratic candidates have yet to win over most unaffiliated Americans in the latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll.
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