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Americans Split On Impeachment, But They Like Trump Economy: IBD/TIPP Poll (Investor's Business Daily)

published on : 17 Dec 2019 8:00 AM

As highlighted in the following article from Investor’s Business Daily, the December IBD/TIPP Poll finds that while the public is sharply divided on impeaching and removing President Donald Trump, Americans’ views on the president’s job performance have brightened over the past month, amid a strong economy and growing optimism over U.S.-China trade negotiations. Support for the impeachment of President Trump and his removal from office stood at 49 percent in December, while 49 percent were opposed to such a move. At the same time, however, Trump’s job approval rating climbed five points this month, from 39 percent to 44 percent. In addition, the president is receiving higher marks on his economic policies, as 50 percent of Americans gave Trump a grade of “A” or “B” when asked to rate his handling of the economy, compared with 44 percent the previous month.

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China Trade Deal, Dow Jones At Record Highs Fuel Economic Optimism (Investor's Business Daily)

published on : 17 Dec 2019 10:00 AM

Consumer confidence climbed to a seven-month high in December, supported by a strong stock market that continues to set records, and a de-escalating U.S.-China trade dispute, according to the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index for December. As covered in the following analysis by Investor’s Business Daily, the Index increased by 4.1 points, or 7.8 percent, this month, to a reading of 57.0, the best score since May 2019. Growth in sentiment was even sharper among investors, who posted an 8.8-point gain in the Index over the past month, from 50.6 in November to 59.4 in December. When it comes to the outlook for the economy in the short term, Americans are much more upbeat as compared with previous months. The Six-Month Economic Outlook component soared six points, or 12.8 percent, in December, to 53.0, its first reading in positive territory (above 50) since July 2019. In addition, our survey suggests that the public is giving President Donald Trump more credit for the booming economy, as 50 percent now approve of his handling of the economy, up from 44 percent in November.

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Trump is closing the 2020 gap: Poll (Washington Examiner)

published on : 17 Dec 2019 1:47 PM

President Trump’s reelection prospects are brightening, amid a booming economy and Americans’ growing aversion to impeachment, asserts Kaylee McGhee of the Washington Examiner. In support of her position, McGhee points to the December IBD/TIPP Poll, which shows Trump ahead of nearly every top-tier Democratic candidate in general election matchups. As an example, McGhee notes Trump’s surge against Senator Elizabeth Warren over the past month. Trump leads Warren by four points in the December poll, after trailing the senator by eight points in November. In her article, McGhee also recognizes the IBD/TIPP Poll’s accurate performance during the 2016 presidential election, noting that our poll “had one of the only accurate predictions in 2016.”

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Joe Biden Keeps Grip On Democratic Race; President Trump Now Leads Warren, Sanders: IBD/TIPP Poll (Investor's Business Daily)

published on : 16 Dec 2019 8:20 AM
Written by : IBD Staff

Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a commanding lead over the Democratic field, as support for Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to erode.

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Trump is beating every Democratic candidate, poll shows — except for Joe Biden (The Week)

published on : 16 Dec 2019 11:12 PM

According to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, former Vice President Joe Biden is the sole Democratic candidate enjoying a lead over President Donald Trump, observes Tim O'Donnell of The Week. Biden edges Trump by five points in the December poll, by a margin of 50 percent to 45 percent. However, Biden’s advantage over the president has narrowed since November, when he bested Trump by 10 points, 53 percent to 43 percent. Meanwhile, President Trump is polling ahead of all other top-tier Democratic presidential contenders, though each remains within striking distance, O’Donnell notes. Our poll shows Trump topping Senator Elizabeth Warren by five points, 49 percent to 44 percent, and Senator Bernie Sanders by one point, 48 percent to 47 percent. Trump also holds slight leads over South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (46 percent to 44 percent) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (47 percent to 46 percent).

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Elizabeth Warren has two big problems (The Washington Post)

published on : 16 Dec 2019 11:30 AM

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s standing in 2020 election polling has fallen dramatically in recent months, as she grows increasingly defensive over her progressive policies, asserts Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post. Rubin also attributes Warren’s slide in the polls to her continued reluctance to confront Senator Bernie Sanders head-on, likely due to the fact that both candidates attract a progressive following. As evidence of Warren’s decline, Rubin points to her waning support in the IBD/TIPP Poll. Back in October, Warren had led the Democratic field with the backing of 27 percent of voters. However, support for Warren dropped to 14 percent in the December poll.

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IBD Poll: Biden Leads Dems, But Numbers Down Slightly (Newsmax)

published on : 16 Dec 2019 4:02 PM

In the race to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden maintains an edge over his rivals, although his support has weakened somewhat over the past month, according to an analysis of the December IBD/TIPP Poll by Todd Beamon of Newsmax. Biden received support from 26 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters, compared with 29 percent in November. Following in second place was Senator Bernie Sanders, who was backed by 18 percent of voters, up from 13 percent the previous month. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren slipped from second to third, as she saw her level of support decline by nine points in December, to a share of 14 percent. In terms of hypothetical general election matchups, Biden is the sole Democratic candidate enjoying a lead over President Donald Trump in our poll, at 50 percent to 45 percent.

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Joe Biden has 99 problems, but Ukraine ain't one (Salon.com)

published on : 28 Nov 2019 06:00 AM

In the following article, Matthew Rozsa of Salon.com explores the key strengths and weaknesses of former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential candidacy. Among the advantages Biden enjoys, according to Rozsa, is his consistently strong performance in 2020 presidential election polling, particularly when it comes to head-to-head matchups against President Donald Trump. In support of his view, Rozsa references the November IBD/TIPP Poll, which showed Biden leading Trump by 10 points, 53 percent to 43 percent. In comparison, Senator Elizabeth Warren held an 8-point advantage over Trump in the November poll, while Senator Bernie Sanders led the president by 7 points.

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ESG Investing Survey Reveals 3 Social Goals Investors Value Over Profits (Investor's Business Daily)

published on : 20 Nov 2019 8:00 AM

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles play an important role in the investment decisions of U.S. investors, according to an Investor’s Business Daily analysis of a recent IBD/TIPP survey. More than four in five (81 percent) investors believe it is important to invest in companies that largely align with their personal values, the survey finds. In addition, investors consider a number of specific ESG factors to be more important than investment returns. A company’s commitment to a safe work environment is deemed more important by three-quarters of investors, followed close behind by fair employee wages, at 73 percent. Meanwhile, close to six in ten (59 percent) prioritize a company’s commitment to promoting economic growth in poor areas over its return on investment.

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Consumer Confidence Edges Higher Amid Easing Trade Tensions

published on : 08 Nov 2019 8:00 AM

Americans’ sentiment towards economic conditions improved this month, buoyed by a strong labor market and a thaw in U.S.-China trade relations, according to a TechnoMetrica analysis of the latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index. The Index rose for the second straight month in November, gaining 0.3 point, or 0.6 percent, to a reading of 52.9. In addition, U.S. consumers grew more upbeat about the outlook for the economy in the near term, as well as their own financial prospects. Thus, despite fears of an impending recession, consumer spending should continue powering the economy forward in the months ahead.

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