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New Goucher Poll: Maryland Democratic primary, matchups against Trump

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Posted at 1:20 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 11:06:36-05

The second part of a new Goucher College Poll has been released.

This poll focuses on the upcoming Maryland Democratic primary, all of the candidates and how they would fare against President Trump . Here are the results:

Likely Voters:

  • Twenty-four percent of Maryland Democratic likely voters say they will vote for Bernie Sanders
  • 18 percent for Joe Biden
  • 16 percent for Michael Bloomberg
  • Seven percent would vote for Pete Buttigieg
  • 6 percent for Amy Klobuchar
  • 6 percent for Elizabeth Warren

Democratic Candidate Favorability:

  • 74 percent held a favorable view toward Bernie Sanders; 23 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 67 percent held a favorable view toward Elizabeth Warren; 22 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 64 percent held a favorable view toward Joe Biden; 32 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 61 percent held a favorable view toward Pete Buttigieg; 25 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 54 percent held a favorable view toward Michael Bloomberg; 34 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 53 percent held a favorable view toward Amy Klobuchar; 21 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 31 percent held a favorable view toward Tom Steyer; 36 percent held an unfavorable view.
  • 22 percent held a favorable view toward Tulsi Gabbard; 48 percent held an unfavorable view.

Policy Closeness vs. Electability:

  • Forty-seven percent of Democratic likely voters say it’s more important to find a candidate who is likely to defeat Trump
  • 39 percent say finding a candidate whose positions on the issues comes closest to theirs is more important.

General Election Matchups: Voters were asked who they would vote for if one of the candidates faced off against Donald Trump.

  • 61 percent Bernie Sanders/34 percent Donald Trump
  • 60 percent Joe Biden/35 percent Donald Trump
  • 59 percent Michael Bloomberg/32 percent Donald Trump
  • 59 percent Amy Klobuchar/32 percent Donald Trump
  • 59 percent Elizabeth Warren/35 percent Donald Trump
  • 58 percent Pete Buttigieg/33 percent Donald Trump
  • 54 percent Tom Steyer/36 percent Donald Trump
  • 52 percent Tulsi Gabbard/35 percent Donald Trump

President Trump/Congress Approval:

  • Thirty-one percent of Marylanders approve of the job Trump is doing as President of the United States
  • 62 percent disapprove
  • Thirteen percent of residents approve of the job Congress is doing
  • 79 percent disapprove

For full poll results, click here.