October 6, 2016 -- For more information or to discuss the results, contact: Peter Bothum, Office of Communications and Public Affairs (302) 831-1418
A new University of Delaware Center for Political Communication survey finds a majority of Delawareans hold favorable views of Governor Jack Markell and all three members of the state's Congressional delegation. The representative telephone survey, conducted on September 16-28, 2016, interviewed 900 registered Delaware voters by landline and cell phone.
Fully 62% of the respondents viewed Markell favorably, while 25% viewed him unfavorably. Senator Tom Carper was viewed even more positively, with 64% rating him favorably and only 17% rating him unfavorably. Representative John Carney, who is running for governor, received a favorable rating from 59% and an unfavorable rating from 18%. A clear majority (56%) also rated Senator Chris Coons favorably, versus 25% who rated him unfavorably.
Attorney General Matt Denn was rated favorably by almost half of the
respondents (47%), while 16% rated him unfavorably. More than half of the
respondents (55%) did not rate State Treasurer Ken Simpler, but those who rated
him tended to view him more favorably (34%) than unfavorably (10%).