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New York Times|SurveyMonkey poll: November 2019

New York Times|SurveyMonkey poll: November 2019

After showing gains from February to July, support for Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax slipped in a November New York Times|SurveyMonkey poll. Support fell:

  • from 66% to 63% overall
  • from 66% to 55% among independents
  • from 81% to 77% among Democrats

Among Republicans, however, support nudged up another two percentage points, which is a full six percentage points higher than it had been among this group when we first asked this question in February of this year.

Similarly, support for Medicare-for-all, which has now been embraced by several of the leading Democratic presidential candidates, has fallen off since July. Support is down:

  • from 58% to 54% overall
  • from 69% to 64% among independents
  • from 86% to 81% among Democrats
  • From 28% to 27% among Republicans 

Overall among Democrats and Democratic leaners, the top candidates trusted to handle economic issues are the same as the top candidates in the polls. Joe Biden leads, with 26%, followed by Warren (19%) and Bernie Sanders (18%), while Pete Buttigieg trails at nine percent and all other candidates linger in the low single digits.

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

Question text:
Which one of the following issues matters MOST to you right now?
Would you say that you and your family are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
Now looking ahead - do you think that a year from now you and your family will be better off financially, worse off financially, or just about the same as now?
Now turning to business conditions in the country as a whole - do you think that during the next 12 months we'll have good or bad times financially?
Looking ahead, which would you say is more likely to take place in the next five years for the country as a whole:
Thinking about the big things people buy for their homes - such as furniture, a stove, a television… Generally speaking, do you think now is a good or bad time for people to buy major household items?
As you may know, periods of economic growth are followed by periods of recession. Do you think a recession over the next year is…
Do you approve or disapprove of the tax law that was passed in December 2017?
Do you approve or disapprove of a two percent tax on households whose net worth (including income, real estate, stocks, and other investments) is more than $50 million?
Do you support or oppose having a national health plan, sometimes called Medicare-for-all, in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan?
How concerned are you that you or someone else in your household will be laid off or lose their job in the next few months?
Regardless of whom you may support, which of the 2020 Democratic presidential election candidates do you trust most to handle the economy?