Saturday, December 05, 2015

Democrats View Clinton More Favorably Than Sanders

These charts are from results in a new Gallup Poll -- done between November 1st or 30th of a random national sample of about 1600 Democrats and Democratic-leaners, and with a margin of error of 4 points.

The top chart shows the favorable/unfavorable ratings of both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders among Democrats -- for October and November. Note that the favorability for both climbed slightly from October to November -- but Clinton had a 24 point higher favorable rating than Sanders in October, and in November that climbed to 25 points.

The bottom chart shows the current net favorability for both candidates. The net favorability is figured by subtracting the unfavorable from the favorable rating. Sanders has a higher net favorability in only one demographic group (those age 18 to 29). Clinton's net favorability is higher in all other groups, including Democrats as a whole.

This helps to explain why Clinton has a substantial lead over Sanders in all the national polls. Democrats simply view her more favorably than they do Sanders.

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