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Job performance approval

Asking respondents the following three questions:
"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?"
"Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling the federal government's response to coronavirus?"
"Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state’s governor is handling your state's response to coronavirus?"



Survey methodology

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These data come from a series of SurveyMonkey polls collected continuously since June 1, 2020, with about 35,000 responses collected every week. Respondents were selected from the more than 2 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day.

Data have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States age 18 and over. Depending on the exact visualization and any filters selected, other factors—like vote registration or state—are also taken into account.

Visualization best practices

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A hex map is ideal for visualizing this data because by equalizing the size and shape of the states, you can more easily focus on the differences across the data. The map is paired with a Diverging Bar Chart is good for showing the spread of connected values across multiple categories like race, gender, education level, or party affiliation.

"Mapping approval—for the president, for governors, or for anyone or anything else—by state is an easy way to get a sense of national public sentiment with a geographic granularity." —Laura Wronksi, Research Science Manager at SurveyMonkey

Learn how to build a Hex Map and Diverging Bar Chart in Tableau.


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Candidate preference

Asking respondents: "If the 2020 presidential election were being held today among the following candidates, for whom would you vote?"

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Asking respondents their opinions about their community's COVID-19 response and how it has impacted their lives.










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