NEW MONTHLY NATIONAL POLL: Majority Support Abortion Ban, Vivek Rises, Biden Corruption Probe Gains Steam, Half Believe Government Lied About UFOs, and more. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2023) – Cygnal, the nation’s most accurate and fastest growing private polling firm, released its latest national poll data (conducted August 1-3) on an array of trending topics, from the GOP presidential primaries and Biden family influence peddling to cocaine in the White House and government coverups of UAPs. 

“There are quite a few new and conventional-thought-breaking things to report out of this new national poll,” said Pollster and Director of Client Strategy, Chris Lane. “Beyond the usual horse race numbers, the top takeaway is by far the fact that 26% of Democrats support an impeachment probe into President Biden’s alleged influence peddling. In an era when everyone complains about extreme media bias and political gamesmanship, this number proves the President has a real problem, and they’re compounding.” 

Below is a snapshot of Lane’s top takeaways as well some datapoints which haven’t changed much over recent months but serve as regular staples in polling the political landscape. 

What’s new? 

  • 50% of voters support an impeachment probe into President Biden’s alleged illegal influence peddling, including over a quarter of Democrats and just under half of Independents. Over a third of voters strongly support the probe.  
  • Trump’s holds a firm grip on only 24% of GOP primary voters while 38% say they will consider him and other candidates in the primary. Nearly a third (29%) of GOP voters say they will vote for anyone except Trump.  
  • Vivek Ramaswamy (11%) overtakes Ron DeSantis (10%) as the second-place candidate behind Donald Trump (53%). 
  • 56% of voters support a federal abortion limit of 15 weeks (23% oppose; 21% unsure), including a plurality of Democrats. 
  • 31% of voters believe the Secret Service covered up the culprit of the recent cocaine found at the White House and another 25% say they should’ve tried harder to apprehend a suspect. 27% say the investigation, which turned up no suspects, was unbiased and legitimate. 
  • 49% of voters say the federal government is being dishonest (24% very dishonest) about what it knows regarding UFOs and other unexplained phenomena
  • The celebrity frontrunner for public office is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (16%) followed closely by Oprah Winfrey (15%). Joe Rogan leads the back bench at 8%. 

“Another takeaway from this month’s poll, which was somewhat unexpected, is that not only do 56% of people support a federal abortion ban of 15 weeks, or about three and a half months, so do a plurality of Democrats,” said Lane. “Voters are looking for the pro-life movement to put down a marker in the debate, and this is shown to also cross party lines. With such a large majority supporting the 15-week ban, the conversation fundamentally changes and gets us out of the all-or-nothing approach to navigating the post-Roe era of this issue.”  

What’s the same? 

  • 60% of voters say the U.S. is on the wrong track.  
  • Perceptions of Joe Biden (-5 net favorable) remains very low with nearly 40% of voters holding a very unfavorable opinion. 
  • Republicans are closing the gap with women and continuing modest gains among Independents. The generic ballot remains tied at 45%. 
  • Inflation and the economy (36%) remain the definitive top issues among voters. 

Join Chris Lane and Cygnal’s Director of Innovation, Noah Wyhof-Rudnick on TODAY at 1:00pm EST to get the full briefing and insights.  

Editor’s Note: Cygnal pollster Brock McCleary is the pollster for Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.