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Democrats Like Buttigieg; Others, Not So Much

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is doing a good job, according to a majority of Democrats, but other voters are less impressed.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters view Buttigieg favorably, including 24% with a Very Favorable impression. Forty percent (40%) see the Secretary of Transportation unfavorably, including 30% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. Another 20% are not sure. Buttigieg’s favorability has declined slightly since March 2023, when 45% viewed him favorably.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Buttigieg’s role in the Biden administration has been highlighted by the recent destruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore While 63% of Democrats have at least a somewhat favorable impression of Buttigieg, that opinion is shared by just 18% of Republicans and 38% of voters not affiliated with either major party.

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The survey of 1,100 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on March 26-28, 2024 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.

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