Our Daily Polling Fix:
UTAH—UtahPolicy.com—Mitt Romney (R) 55%, Jennifer Wilson 29%
TENNESSEE—NBC/Marist—Fmr. Governor Phil Bredesen 48%, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn 44%.
Bredesen net favorability: +39.
Blackburn net favorability +10. https://t.co/axYbk9UZkO pic.twitter.com/QfV8QQyj8w
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) September 6, 2018
TENNESSEE—NBC/Marist—Business Bill Lee 53%, Fmr. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean 40%
GEORGIA—Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News—Stacey Abrams 45%, Brian Kemp 45%
Key finding: “The poll also points to the limits of President Trump’s popularity in the state. Trump won Georgia by 5 percentage points in 2016 and his surprise endorsement in July helped fuel Kemp’s runaway runoff victory, but his approval ratings are underwater in Georgia.”
Economist/YouGov poll—Approve 38%, Disapprove 53%
What is more, the share of voters who say they “strongly disapprove” of Trump has increased by five points, from 37% to 42%, over the past few weeks.
Key finding: “The decline in the president’s numbers stems largely from a change among college-educated whites. These voters will have a disproportionate weight in the upcoming midterm elections to the House of Representatives, both because they show up at polling booths and because so many of them live in marginal congressional districts. In the same poll, 49% of college-educated whites support Democratic candidates for the House (the generic ballot), while 40% support the Republicans. These are awful numbers for Republicans: the president is contagious.”
A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll finds that 67% of Republicans “believe the results of internet searches are skewed to the left — a shift that’s driving significant public distrust in search engines.”
“The survey shows that tech companies will have a hard time convincing the public that their algorithms aren’t built to favor any point of view, regardless of the reality. The distrust is driven largely by the right, but a significant minority of independents believe the results are biased toward the left, too.”
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