Over a third of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Lindsey Graham

Candice JaimungalSocial Media Contributor
September 24, 2020, 5:00 PM UTC

Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Lindsey Graham, recently announced that he would support moving forward with a Supreme Court nominee from President Donald Trump following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  

According to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, over a third (36%) of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Senator Graham, who is also facing re-election in South Carolina.  

Of those who have an unfavorable view of Senator Graham, 10 percent say their opinion of him is somewhat unfavorable, while a quarter (26%) say they have a very unfavorable opinion of him. In contrast, two in seven (28%) Americans say they have a favorable opinion of Graham, while 35 percent say they aren’t sure how they feel about him.  

Senator Graham, who represents South Carolina’s third district, gathers many unsure opinions in the South, with two in five (40%) Southerners stating that they don’t know if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him.  About three in 10 (34%) Americans in the South have an unfavorable opinion of Graham compared to a quarter (26%) of Americans who have a favorable opinion of him.  

See the toplines and crosstabs from this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll  

Methodology: The Economist survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,500 U.S. adult citizens interviewed online between September 20 - 22, 2020. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the US Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential vote, registration status, geographic region, and news interest. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all US citizens. The margin of error is approximately 3.6% for the overall sample. 

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