Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Trump Handling of Protests

Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Trump Handling of Protests

Surveys | June 5, 2020

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – A recent survey conducted by Remington Research Group found that a majority (52%) of American voters approve of how President Trump is handling the recent protests and riots across the country. Trump’s approval outpaces that of the nation’s big city mayors, as less than half (48%), approve of how big city mayors are handling the riots. The poll surveyed 1,322 likely 2020 General Election voters nationwide.

Likely voters also overwhelmingly support deploying the National Guard to help with unrest in cities across the county. 71% said they support deploying the National Guard while just 26% oppose. 72% of Independent voters support using the National Guard while 50% of Democrats support. 93% of Republican voters believe the National Guard should be utilized.

Respondents were also asked if the nation’s police officers were trustworthy or untrustworthy. 80% say trustworthy and 17% say untrustworthy. 46% of African American voters say police are untrustworthy compared to just 18% of white voters saying police are untrustworthy.

The data also show that Americans have become familiar with the group ANTIFA. Nearly 7 out of 10 voters are familiar with ANTIFIA with 54% viewing the group unfavorably and 15% viewing the group favorably. Only 38% of Democratic voters view the group unfavorably compared to 71% of Republicans and 55% of Independents.

A plurality, 31%, blame ANTIFA for violence and looting while 24% blame protesters. 13% blame the police and 24% said others were to blame.

American’s perception of the protests favors Republican candidates according to survey data. Half of American voters, 50%, trust the Republican Party to handle the protests and just 39% trust the Democratic Party on the matter.

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Press Contact:

Titus Bond
President, Remington Research Group
(913) 636-1532
tbond@remingtonresearchgroup.com

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Survey Toplines:

Q1: Do you support or oppose the deployment of the National Guard to help with the unrest in cities caused by recent rioting and looting?

Support: 71%
Oppose: 26%
Not sure: 3%

Q2: What is your opinion of the recent protests across the country?

They are justified: 46%
They are not justified: 39%
Not sure: 15%

Q3: Which political party do you most trust to handle the recent protests and rioting?

Republican Party: 50%
Democratic Party: 39%
Not sure: 11%

Q4: How trustworthy are our nation’s police officers?

Trustworthy: 80%
Untrustworthy: 17%
Not sure: 3%

Q5: Do you approve or disapprove of how Big City mayors have been handling recent riots and protests?

Approve: 48%
Disapprove: 44%
Not sure: 8%

Q6: What is your opinion of ANTIFA?

Favorable: 15%
Unfavorable: 54%
No opinion: 31%

Q7: Who do you blame for the recent violence and looting nationwide?

Police: 13%
Protesters: 24%
ANTIFA: 31%
Other: 24%
Not sure: 8%

Q8: Do you approve or disapprove of how President Trump is handling the protests and riots across the country?

Approve: 52%
Disapprove: 44%
Not sure: 4%


NATIONAL SURVEY: Americans believe Patriots' dynasty ending, think Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV, Mahomes better QB than Garoppolo

NATIONAL SURVEY: Americans believe Patriots’ dynasty ending, think Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV, Mahomes better QB than Garoppolo

Surveys | January 30, 2020

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A recent survey conducted by Remington Research Group found that the majority of Americans (52%) think the Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV. Just 35% think the 49ers will be the winner, and 13% are not sure who will win. Of those individuals who think the Chiefs will win, 56% believe they will win by more than 7 points. The poll surveyed 1,203 Americans who plan to watch Super Bowl LIV nationwide.

When asked who the better quarterback is, Americans said they believe Patrick Mahomes is the better QB over Jimmy Garoppolo by a 39-point margin. 57% said Mahomes is the better QB, compared to just 18% who said Garoppolo is the better QB. 24% are not sure.

Interest in this year’s Super Bowl is up nearly 80% from last year’s matchup between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams, with 87% of Americans indicating they are interested in the Super Bowl this year, compared to just 49% who were interested last year.

“Last year, the matchup between the Patriots (one of the most hated teams in the NFL), and the Rams (a team with a new, smaller fanbase), garnered very little interest from spectators. This year, we have two explosive teams with enthusiastic fan bases, a mix of pass and run-heavy offenses, and a competitive matchup (at least according to bookmakers). All these reasons play into the excitement we are seeing for Super Bowl LIV across the country,” said Director of Polling Lexie Davis.

Other notable key findings:

  • Over 1-in-3 Americans (36%) believe the Super Bowl should be held on a Saturday, while nearly 1-in-5 (18%) Americans believe the Monday following the Super Bowl should be made a holiday.
  • 2-in-5 Americans believe the refs will make a flawed call that will dramatically affect the game.
  • Over 1-in-3 Americans (34%) have or will place a monetary bet on the game.
  • 57% of Americans believe the Patriots dynasty is coming to an end.

Press Contact:

Lexie Davis
Director of Polling, Remington Research Group
(314) 556-4525
ldavis@remingtonresearchgroup.com

Survey Results:

Q1: What is your opinion of the NFL?

Favorable: 50%
Unfavorable: 21%
No opinion: 29%

Q2: Who do you think is the better quarterback? Patrick Mahomes or Jimmy Garoppolo?

Mahomes: 57%
Garoppolo: 18%
Not sure: 24%

Q3: What are you looking forward to most about the Super Bowl?

The game: 66%
The halftime show: 12%
The commercials: 14%
The party you’re going to: 6%
Something else: 3%

Q4: How interested are you in the upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers? Very interested, somewhat interested, not at all interested, or only watching for the commercials?

Very interested: 50%
Somewhat interested: 37%
Not at all interested: 7%
Only watching for the commercials: 6%

Q5: Who are you rooting for in the 2020 Super Bowl?

Kansas City Chiefs: 50%
San Francisco 49ers: 32%
Don’t care: 15%
Not sure: 3%

Q6: Do you believe the Super Bowl should be held on a Saturday instead of a Sunday?

Yes, held on a Saturday: 36%
No, Sunday is fine: 51%
Don’t care: 12%
Not sure: 1%

Q7: Do you think the Monday following the Super Bowl should be made a federal holiday?

Yes: 18%
No: 75%
Not sure: 6%

Q8: Do you believe the referees will make an error/flawed call that will dramatically affect the game?

Yes: 39%
No: 36%
Not sure: 25%

Q9: If you had to choose, which do you believe to be more important to winning the Super Bowl: offense or defense?

Offense: 39%
Defense: 47%
Not sure: 14%

Q10: Thinking about football fans you know and are aware of, which do you prefer: Chiefs fans or 49ers fans?

Chiefs fans: 40%
49ers fans: 30%
Not sure/not aware of each fan base: 30%

Q11: Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

Kansas City Chiefs [GO TO Q11A]: 52%
San Francisco 49ers [GO TO Q11B]: 35%
Not sure: 13%

Q11A: Do you think the Chiefs will win by more than 7 points?

Yes: 56%
No: 34%
Not sure: 10%

Q11B: Do you think the 49ers will win by more than 7 points?

Yes: 52%
No: 31%
Not sure: 17%

Q12: Have you already or will you place a monetary bet on the game?

I have already: 11%
I will: 23%
I have not/will not: 62%
Not sure yet: 4%

Q13: Where will you watch the Super Bowl?

At home: 76%
At a party with friends: 16%
At a bar: 1%
Somewhere else: 3%
Not sure yet: 3%

Q14: What is your favorite Super Bowl food?

Chicken wings: 31%
Pizza: 20%
Chips and dip: 11%
Chili: 6%
Nachos: 5%
BBQ: 5%
Sandwiches: 4%
Something else: 7%
Not sure: 11%

Q15: What is your drink of choice while watching the Super Bowl?

Beer: 22%
Seltzers: 6%
Wine: 12%
Mixed drinks: 7%
Water: 18%
Soda: 26%
Other: 7%
Not sure: 3%

Q16: Do you believe the New England Patriots’ dynasty is coming to an end?

Yes: 57%
No: 19%
Not sure: 24%

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NATIONAL SURVEY: Poll finds majority of Americans oppose The Green New Deal

NATIONAL SURVEY: Poll finds majority of Americans oppose The Green New Deal

Surveys | February 27, 2019

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – A recent poll conducted by Remington Research Group found that a majority (51%) of American voters oppose The Green New Deal. The poll surveyed 1,212 registered voters nationwide.

Democrats support The Green New Deal by a 25-point margin (51% support, 26% oppose), while Republican and Independent voters overwhelmingly oppose the proposed legislation.

Respondents were also asked if they had to choose, whether they would prefer federal funding of a border wall or The Green New Deal. Over half (51%) of Americans say they would prefer the U.S. government fund a border wall, rather than The Green New Deal (31%). Independents would prefer a border wall to The Green New Deal by a 2-1 margin, while Republicans would prefer a border wall by a 68-point margin.

“The Green New Deal has presented an interesting situation for Democrats. Democratic voters support this legislation, while the rest of the country overwhelmingly opposes it. It will be intriguing to watch Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls navigate this issue with their base while still appealing to mainstream voters,” said Titus Bond, President of Remington Research Group.

Press Contact:

Titus Bond
President, Remington Research Group
(913) 636-1532
tbond@remingtonresearchgroup.com

Survey Results:

Q1: The Green New Deal is a set of proposed economic stimulus programs introduced by House Democrats that aim to address climate change and economic inequality. The Green New Deal proposes retrofitting every existing building in the United States to maximize energy efficiency. The estimated $7 trillion proposal also calls for a job guarantee program, as well as universal health care and basic income programs. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 29%
Oppose: 52%
Not sure: 19%

Q2: Researchers have found that the energy efficiency policies outlined in The Green New Deal “are not likely to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.” Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 22%
Oppose: 53%
Not sure: 25%

Q3: The Green New Deal proposes rebuilding or retrofitting every single building in the United States to follow the new environmental regulations, and is estimated to cost $1.4 trillion for residential buildings alone. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 23%
Oppose: 60%
Not sure: 17%

Q4: The Green New Deal promises income equality for all Americans. Those who cannot find work or do not want to work will be included. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 22%
Oppose: 59%
Not sure: 18%

Q5: The Green New Deal proposes universal healthcare managed by the federal government, meaning all Americans would be required to use government-managed healthcare. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 26%
Oppose: 59%
Not sure: 15%

Q6: If you had to choose, would you rather the United States government spend $5 billion to fund a border wall, or $7 trillion to fund the Green New Deal?

Border wall: 51%
Green New Deal: 31%
Not sure: 18%

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National Survey: Poll finds nearly half of Americans uninterested in Super Bowl LIII

National Survey: Poll finds nearly half of Americans uninterested in Super Bowl LIII

Surveys | January 30, 2019

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – A recent survey conducted by Remington Research Group found that nearly half of Americans are uninterested in the upcoming Super Bowl LIII matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. The poll surveyed 2,321 registered voters nationwide.

One-in-three Americans say they will be rooting for the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, while 20% say they will be rooting for the Patriots. 44% of respondents say they do not care who wins.

Of those planning to watch Super Bowl LIII, the majority (63%) are most looking forward to the game, while 18% are most looking forward to the commercials. The remainder of those planning to watch are most looking forward to either the halftime show or the party they’re attending.

Americans have a -3% net unfavorable rating of the NFL. Republicans have a net -18% unfavorable opinion of the NFL, while Democrats have a net +12% favorable opinion.

When asked whether or not players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem, 65% of Americans said yes, while only 23% said no. Republicans said by a margin of +89% that players should stand, while Democrats were split.

36% of Americans believe NFL officials make calls to unfairly help certain teams, while 34% believe officials are fair and 30% are not sure.

Among those planning to watch the Super Bowl, 31% say they are likely to break their New Year’s resolutions on Super Bowl Sunday. 31% say they are unlikely to break their resolutions, and 37% say they did not make a resolution.

Press Contact:

Titus Bond
President, Remington Research Group
(913) 636-1532
tbond@remingtonresearchgroup.com

Survey Results:

Q1: What is your opinion of Donald Trump?

Favorable: 44%
Unfavorable: 50%
No opinion: 7%

Q2: What is your opinion of the NFL?

Favorable: 34%
Unfavorable: 37%
No opinion: 29%

Q3: Will you be watching the Super Bowl next weekend?

Yes: 48%
No: 37%
Not sure: 15%

Q4: What are you looking forward to most about the Super Bowl?

The game: 34%
The halftime show: 10%
The commercials: 20%
The party you’re going to: 8%
Something else: 16%
Not watching: 12%

Q5: How interested are you in the upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams? Very interested, somewhat interested, not at all interested, or only watching for the commercials?

Very interested: 21%
Somewhat interested: 28%
Not at all interested: 42%
Only watching for the commercials: 8%
Not sure: 1%

Q6: Who are you rooting for in the 2019 Super Bowl?

New England Patriots: 20%
Los Angeles Rams: 33%
Don’t care: 44%
Not sure: 3%

Q7: Thinking about just this year, have you watched more football or less football compared to previous years?

More football: 20%
Less football: 54%
About the same: 26%

Q8: Do you think players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem?

Yes: 65%
No: 23%
Not sure: 12%

Q9: Do you believe NFL officials make calls to unfairly help certain teams, or do you think they are fair?

Unfair: 36%
Fair: 34%
Not sure: 30%

Q10: How likely are you to break your New Year’s resolution on Super Bowl Sunday?

Very likely: 11%
Somewhat likely: 11%
Somewhat unlikely: 17%
Very unlikely: 18%
Didn’t make a resolution: 43%

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Poll: Donovan leads Grimm by Seven in NY-11 GOP Primary

Poll: Donovan leads Grimm by Seven in NY-11 GOP Primary

Surveys | June 22, 2018

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RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group has completed a public and independent survey of likely Republican primary voters in New York’s 11th Congressional District. The survey was conducted June 20 through June 21, 2018. 703 likely Republican primary voters participated in the survey and the margin of error is +/-3.7%. The survey was paid for and commissioned independent of any campaign or committee.

The incumbent, Dan Donovan leads challenger Michael Grimm 47% to 40% with 13% of likely voters still undecided. Donovan claims support amongst self-identified Traditional Republicans and Christian Conservatives, while Grimm leads with Trump Republicans by one point, 45% to 44%.

Column % Traditional Christian Libertarian Trump Tea Party Other
Dan Donovan 55% 49% 45% 44% 28% 32%
Michael Grimm 32% 41% 38% 45% 55% 29%
Undecided 13% 10% 17% 11% 17% 39%

Full ballot results below:

Q4: Candidates in the June 26th Republican Primary Election for United States Congress are Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Dan Donovan: 47%
Michael Grimm: 40%
Undecided: 13%

“Dan Donovan has been able to pull Trump Republicans back to his side,” said Titus Bond, President of Remington Research Group. “The last time we publicly polled this race in October, Grimm led with that group by 15 points. Grimm’s lead within that group has evaporated. Grimm always needed to win Trump Republicans by a wide margin to have a shot in this race.”

Remington Research Group is a polling firm that specializes in automated IVR technology. The firm was founded in an effort to provide more reliable and affordable polling for campaigns throughout the country. Remington Research Group surveys have been featured in RealClearPolitics, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal and numerous local media throughout the United States.


Poll: DeSantis has Early Lead in GOP Primary for Governor

Poll: DeSantis has Early Lead in GOP Primary for Governor

Surveys | January 2, 2018

(Gage Skidmore | Flickr)

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group has completed a public and independent survey of likely Republican primary voters in Florida. The survey was conducted December 30 through December 31, 2017. 1,423 likely Republican primary voters participated in the survey and the margin of error is +/-2.6%. The survey was paid for and commissioned independent of any campaign or committee.

The data show that President Donald Trump is very popular amongst Republican primary voters with 84% viewing the President favorably and just 12% viewing him unfavorably. Additionally, a plurality of voters, 36%, claimed to be a “Trump Republican” when asked what type of Republican they considered themselves to be. This data could provide a glimpse as to how impactful an endorsement from Trump could be in the primary election.

The two top Republican contenders for Governor are viewed similarly by primary voters statewide, with Putnam holding a slightly larger name identification level. Putnam is viewed favorably by 37% of those surveyed, with 6% viewing him unfavorably. 57% had no opinion of Putnam.

Ron DeSantis is viewed favorably by 32% with 7% viewing him unfavorably and 61% having no opinion.

A third candidate, Richard Corcoran, is largely unknown by primary voters with 8% viewing Corcoran favorably, 13% viewing him unfavorably and 79% having no opinion.

Currently, DeSantis holds a three-point lead over Putnam in a three way ballot which includes Corcoran. DeSantis leads with 28%, Putnam places second with 25% and Corcoran registers 3%. 44% of those surveyed are undecided.

Full ballot results below:

Q: Possible candidates in the 2018 Republican Primary Election for Governor of Florida are Ron DeSantis, Adam Putnam and Richard Corcoran. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Ron DeSantis: 28%
Adam Putnam: 25%
Richard Corcoran: 3%
Undecided: 44%

The survey also tests DeSantis versus Putnam in a heads-up race. The heads-up ballot shows an even closer race with DeSantis leading Putnam by one point. DeSantis leads with 30% compared to Putnam with 29%. 41% of voters are undecided in the one on one matchup.

Full ballot results below:

Q: If the candidates in the 2018 Republican Primary Election for Governor of Florida were just Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam, and the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Ron DeSantis: 30%
Adam Putnam: 29%
Undecided: 41%

DeSantis holds an advantage in the Orlando media market, where he leads 40% to 23% and Putnam possesses an advantage in the Tampa media market where he leads 52% to 19%.

DeSantis leads by four points amongst self-identified conservative voters, 33% to 29%.

Amongst those who viewed both DeSantis and Putnam favorably, DeSantis leads Putnam (amongst those specific voters) by eight points, 47% to 39%.

The endorsement of Ron DeSantis by Donald Trump is significant. Respondents were asked if they would be more likely to support or more likely to oppose Ron DeSantis after they had heard he has been endorsed by Trump. 69% indicated they would be more likely to support DeSantis compared to 15% who said they would be more likely to oppose.

Q: President Donald Trump has endorsed Ron DeSantis for Governor of Florida. Knowing this, would you be more likely to support or more likely to oppose Ron DeSantis?

More likely to support: 69%
More likely to oppose: 15%
No difference: 16%

“This is a very early survey but there are some very encouraging takeaways for Ron DeSantis,” said Titus Bond, President of Remington Research Group. “This race is very close with a slight edge for DeSantis, the Trump endorsement could end up becoming a deciding factor here.”

Remington Research Group is a polling firm that specializes in automated IVR technology. The firm was founded in an effort to provide more reliable and affordable polling for campaigns throughout the country. Remington Research Group surveys have been featured in RealClearPolitics, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal and numerous local media throughout the United States.


National Survey: MLB Tops NFL as America’s Most Popular Sport

National Survey: MLB Tops NFL as America’s Most Popular Sport

Surveys | October 22, 2017

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group has conducted a national public opinion survey regarding the upcoming World Series. The survey was conducted October 22nd and 1,211 Americans participated. The survey’s margin of error is +/-2.8%.

60% of those interviewed view Major League Baseball favorably with just 11% viewing the league unfavorably. Major League Baseball scores high marks across all demographics of Americans. This favorability number has translated into high interest in the playoffs thus far.

61% indicated baseball’s playoffs have been interesting leading up to the World Series, with 31% saying the playoff have been very interesting. The same amount, 61%, are interested in the upcoming World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Respondents were asked which team they personally wanted to win the World Series. The Astros are the favorite of those interviewed with 37% saying they wanted the Astros to win, while 25% wanted the Dodgers to win. 38% were undecided.

Though Americans want the Astros to win, American think the Dodgers will win. 35% believe the Dodgers will win the World Series and 31% think the Astros will win. 30% believe the World Series will last six games, 20% believe the series will go the full seven games and 17% think the series will last five games. Just 7% predict the World Series will end in a sweep of just four games.

Major League Baseball was the favorite professional sports league of those interviewed with 30% indicating baseball is their top professional sport. Just 25% indicated the NFL was their favorite and 10% said the NBA. The NHL garnered 8% and Major League Soccer pulled in 2%. The NFL’s numbers seem to have been hurt amongst Republicans and Non-Partisans. Republicans and Non-Partisans prefer Major League Baseball over the NFL 30% to 21%, while Democrats prefer the NFL over Major League Baseball 33% to 29%.

“Interest is high heading into the World Series,” said Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group. “Controversy surrounding the NFL and the National Anthem may have led many Americans to return to baseball. A byproduct of President Trump’s public debate with the NFL seems to be a return for many Americans to our National Pastime.

Survey results:

Q: What is your opinion of Major League Baseball?

Favorable: 60%
Unfavorable: 11%
No opinion: 29%

Q: What is your opinion of Joe Buck?

Favorable: 20%
Unfavorable: 19%
No opinion: 61%

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of Joe Buck’s job performance as a baseball play-by-play announcer?

Approve: 24%
Disapprove: 17%
Not sure: 59%

Q: How interesting do you think the MLB playoffs has been so far?

Very interesting: 31%
Somewhat interesting: 30%
Not at all interesting: 29%
Not sure: 10%

Q: How interested are you in the upcoming World Series matchup between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers?

Very interested: 31%
Somewhat interested: 30%
Not at all interested: 34%
Not sure: 5%

Q: Who do you want to see win the 2017 World Series?

Houston Astros: 37%
L.A. Dodgers: 25%
Undecided: 38%

Q: Who do you think will win the 2017 World Series?

Houston Astros: 31%
L.A. Dodgers: 35%
Not sure: 34%

Q: How many games do you think the 2017 World Series will go?

Four games: 7%
Five games: 17%
Six games: 30%
Seven games: 20%
Not sure: 26%

Q: What is your favorite professional sports league?

MLB: 30%
NFL: 25%
NBA: 10%
NHL: 8%
MLS: 2%
Other: 13%
Not sure: 12%


National Survey: Americans Agree with Trump on National Anthem

National Survey: Americans Agree with Trump on National Anthem

Surveys | September 25, 2017

(Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

RESULTS HERE > Full Survey

KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group has conducted a national public opinion survey regarding the NFL. The survey was conducted September 25th and 1,633 respondents participated.

Most Americans, 51%, say they have watched less football this year compared to the past. Of respondents who said they have watched less football this year, 69% cite their reason as players using the NFL as a stage for their political views.

Republicans and Non-Partisans have been cutting back on watching football at a higher rate than Democrats, as 66% of Republicans say they have watched less football this year compared to 33% of Democrats. Among Non-Partisans, 55% reported they have watched less football this year compared to the past.

Almost two-thirds of Americans, 64%, state that NFL players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem while 24% of Americans do not believe players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem.

By party affiliation, 91% of Republicans, 60% of Non-Partisans and 43% of Democrats believe players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem. Among Democrats, 41% do not believe players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem.

Concerning news for the NFL is that 50% of Americans claim they are less likely to watch their favorite team due to the protests during the national anthem. Furthermore, 60% of Americans believe players should find a more appropriate place to protest.

“Americans are very clear on this issue: they do not support political protests during the national anthem,” said Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group. “On top of that, due to the protests, Americans are watching less football and that trend will continue as long as the protests do.”

Survey results:

Q1: What is your opinion of Donald Trump?

Favorable: 46%
Unfavorable: 47%
No opinion: 7%

Q2: What is your opinion of Roger Goodell?

Favorable: 12%
Unfavorable: 36%
No opinion: 52%

Q3: What is your opinion of the NFL?

Favorable: 37%
Unfavorable: 46%
No opinion: 17%

Q4: Now, just thinking about this year, have you watched more football or less football compared to previous years?

More football: 19% [GO TO Q6]
Less football: 51% [GO TO Q5]
About the same: 30% [GO TO Q6]

Q5: Why would you say you are watching less football this year?

Players using the NFL as a stage for their political views: 69%
New rules that reduce physical contact: 5%
There are too many games during the week: 6%
Games last too long: 2%
Pace of play is too slow: 2%
Something else: 12%
Unsure: 4%

Q6: Do you think NFL players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem?

Yes: 64%
No: 24%
Unsure: 12%

Q7: Last week, Donald Trump said NFL players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem. Do you think NFL players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem?

Yes: 64%
No: 25%
Unsure: 11%

Q8: On Sunday, a number of NFL players knelt during the national anthem in protest of Donald Trump’s statements, including players from your favorite team. Does this make you more likely or less likely to watch your favorite team’s games in the future?

More likely: 30%
Less likely: 50%
No difference: 20%

Q9: Do you support protesting during the national anthem at the beginning of NFL games, or is there a more appropriate place for players to protest?

Support: 31%
There is a more appropriate place to protest: 60%
Unsure: 9%

Q10: In the future, would you prefer to see more politics, less politics, or the same amount of politics during sporting events?

More politics: 7%
Less politics: 80%
Same amount: 13%

Q11: Do you consider yourself to be a fan of the NFL?

Yes: 70%
No: 30%


Voter research proves key for Kevin Yoder's reelection bid

Voter research proves key for Kevin Yoder’s reelection bid

Case Studies | March 14, 2017

The Challenge

KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group provided monthly tracking and additional services to Kevin Yoder for Congress in 2016. The general election in KS-3 had been widely seen as out of play — in public and internal polling — and RRG was brought in to continuously monitor the ballot as a check on the Yoder campaign’s existing and primary pollster. Overall, RRG collected 16,576 voter interviews over a four-month period and conducted daily tracking during the final three weeks of the election. RRG’s numbers were the first to alert the campaign that the race was in play, helped the campaign get its message out despite a complicated and unfriendly environment and tracked information flow and ballot movement to ensure proper resource allocation and message delivery as Yoder surged to victory.

Challenges in the KS-3 General Election

KANSAS CITY, MO – The unpopularity of Donald Trump and Sam Brownback was dragging down GOP candidates in the highly-educated and affluent Kansas district.

Congressman Yoder’s original pollster had shown him ahead by a wide margin, claiming Yoder was up 17 points on the ballot in August and 12 points as late as mid-September. Even though the original pollster showed 17 and 12 point margins in Yoder’s favor, these margins were slim compared to their historical numbers for the 3rd district. RRG was conducting tracking surveys to test the margins, given the effect of Trump in similar districts nationwide and how we had seen the unpopular Governor Sam Brownback tighten up similar races across Kansas. In September, RRG numbers diverged from the original pollster’s and did in fact show a tight race (close to the margin of error). A few weeks later, the DCCC placed a $1.4 million investment into the race after their internals also showed only a narrow lead for Yoder – within their margin of error.

Even understanding the race is in play and combating the national Democrats’ outside spending, Yoder had to navigate a swing electorate from a messaging standpoint — supporting his party, Trump and Brownback while winning Johnson County moderates.

Actionable Insights

RRG was able to notify the campaign that the race would be competitive weeks before national Democrats were aware the seat was in play. RRG afforded the campaign a head start in terms of planning and executing the campaign they had not been expecting, countering the suddenly very well-funded opposition thanks to one of the largest DCCC expenditures in the final weeks prior to Election Day.

Yoder’s original pollster had the race at 53-36 with Yoder up 17 points on August 8th, compared to RRG’s more modest 11-point (47-36) lead on August 10th. On September 8th, RRG showed Yoder leading by 6 points, 44-38, while on September 12th, the original pollster had the ballot at 46-34, double the lead RRG showed. Both pollsters had the race moving in a competitive direction but RRG had the race already in single digits with an incumbent below 45% — numbers that jumpstart a campaign to get aggressive, rather than accrue resources for the future.

On October 7th, the DCCC released a survey showing Yoder leading 44-40. At this time, the national Democrat group made a significant buy on behalf of Jay Sidie, which would total $1.4 million — one of the group’s largest investments during the final month leading up to the election. At this point of the race, RRG became the lead and trusted pollster and was in the field with nightly tracking. On October 7th, RRG tracking showed Yoder leading 44-40, same as the DCCC, confirming the race was in fact very competitive.

Victory Achieved

The campaign directed targeted voter contact based on RRG tracking data to counter national Democrats’ big spending and ensure Yoder’s message reached his voters. This proved fruitful as Yoder’s ballot lead began to steadily expand after the mid-October polls. His low point came on October 12th when the race became dead even at 43-43. On October 20th, Yoder led 44-43, and by the 26th, Yoder led 45-42. The lead continued to expand as the campaign hit its final week with Yoder’s lead again climbing to 49-43 on November 1. By the final track, Yoder led 49-40. The result of the election was 51-41.


Robert Knodell, Executive Director Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee

Remington Research Group’s polling showed us the way and was spot on throughout the entire cycle. Their efficient pricing and trusted results allowed our caucus to expand our target map, allocate resources and pick up seats in a very difficult election cycle.