Despite the president’s claim that suburban housewives support him, a recent poll showed the opposite. A poll conducted by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist showed that 66 percent of suburban women disapproved of the job Trump is doing, with 58 percent saying they “strongly disapproved.”
Another poll released similar findings on Thursday, showing that a majority of suburban voters disapprove of Trump. The Hill-HarrisX Poll found:
‘Fifty-nine percent of registered suburban voters in the Aug. 8-11 survey said they disapprove of President Trump‘s job overall, while 41 percent said they approve.’
As far as Trump’s handling of the economy and stimulating jobs, 49 percent did not approve while 50 percent approve.
Sixty-two percent of respondents disapprove of the way the president has handled the coronavirus pandemic, while 38 percent support his handling of the pandemic.
The Hill-HarrisX Poll was conducted online between August 8 and August 11 and 2,828 registered voters responded.
As far as women voters are concerned, according to Newsweek:
‘On Friday, The Washington Post reported that an average of national polls since late June shows that women voters overwhelmingly favor Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Trump–by a margin of 23 percentage points.’
Exit polls after the 2018 midterms showed that women backed Democratic candidates over Republicans by a margin of nearly 20 percent. According to POLITICO, that had been the largest gap in three decades.
On Wednesday, FiveThirtyEight released an election forecast that had Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning in 71 percent of 40,000 different simulations. Trump won 29 percent. However, these results were similar to what was forecast before the 2016 election.
Trump campaign officials have argued that pollsters are biased against Republicans and have consistently dismissed negative polling.