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Axios|SurveyMonkey poll: post-Republican National Convention

Axios|SurveyMonkey poll: post-Republican National Convention

In a new Axios|SurveyMonkey poll conducted in the days immediately following the Republican National Convention, 60% of Republicans say the Republican Party is united now, up from 51% last week. Republicans who characterize themselves as “very conservative” are particularly happy, with 74% now describing the party as united, up from 57% just last week. “Moderate” Republicans are notable hold-outs; just 48% now say the party is united, and 29% say the party will be divided in November. 

The convention served its purpose in other ways, as well: two-thirds of Republicans (66%) now say they have a more favorable view of the Republican party after the RNC; 31% say their view hasn’t changed, and just 3% say they have a less favorable view.

More than half of Republicans (53%) say they watched all or part of the RNC this year, and another 26% followed coverage of it. Among those Republicans who watched or followed coverage, 27% say this year’s virtual convention was better than a traditional in-person convention, 18% say it was worse, but most (53%) say it was about the same.

Favorability ratings for both presidential candidates and both vice presidential candidates showed little to no movement over the past week overall or among Republicans, Democrats, or independents. President Trump continues to have the lowest overall net favorability (-11), compared with Vice President Pence (-6), Joe Biden (-5) and Kamala Harris (-3).

As all candidates make a push for suburban voters, the Biden/Harris ticket is proving to have the edge for now. Pence’s -12 net favorability rating among suburbanites is only beat by Trump’s -17 net favorability among the same group. The Democratic ticket fares much better with Harris’ +1 net favorability and Biden’s -2 net favorability among those who say they live in a suburban area.

For full results, click through the interactive toplines below.
Read more about our polling methodology here