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SLU/YouGov Poll: June 2020

In June 2020, the SLU/YouGov Poll surveyed 900 likely Missouri voters to assess their opinions concerning the 2020 Election, COVID-19, and issues addressed by the Missouri state government.  Full poll results with cross-tabs can be found here, and individual-level responses are available in our data archive.

Analyses from SLU Poll Directors

Key June 2020 Survey Results

2020 Presidential Election

Trump leads Biden 50% to 43%

The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 50% of likely voters intend to support Donald Trump in the November presidential election. 43% intend to support Joe Biden; 4% intend to support another candidate; and 4% are not sure.

Read analyses of the 2020 Presidential Election from Dr. Kenneth Warren

2020 Missouri Governor Election
Parson leads Galloway 41% to 39%

 The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 41% of likely voters intend to support Mike Parson in the November gubernatorial election. 39% intend to support Nicole Galloway; 3% intend to support another candidate; and 17% are not sure.

President Trump Approval Rating

50% of Missouri Voters Approve of Trump's performance as PresidentThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 32% of likely voters strongly approve of Donald Trump's performance as president; 18% approve; 5% disapprove; 43% strongly disapprove; and 1% are not sure.

Governor Parson Approval Rating

47% of Missourians Approval of Governor Parson's PerformanceThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 14% of likely voters strongly approve of Mike Parson's performance as governor; 33% approve; 21% disapprove; 22% strongly disapprove; and 9% are not sure.

President Trump Approval of handling COVID-19

48% of Voters Approve of Trump's handling of COVID-19The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 27% of likely voters strongly approve of Donald Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; 21% approve; 7% disapprove; 44% strongly disapprove; and 1% are not sure.

Governor Parson Approval of handling COVID-19

 48% of Missouri Voters Approve of Governor's Parson's handling of COVID-19The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 15% of likely voters strongly approve of Mike Parson's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; 33% approve; 27% disapprove; 21% strongly disapprove; and 5% are not sure

Senator Blunt Approval Rating

38% of Missouri Voters approve of Senator Blunt's performanceThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 8% of likely voters strongly approve of Senator Roy Blunt's performance; 30% approve; 20% disapprove; 28% strongly disapprove; and 13% are not sure.

Senator Hawley Approval Rating

49% of Missouri voters approve of Senator Hawley's performanceThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 26% of likely voters strongly approve of Senator Josh Hawley's performance; 23% approve; 12% disapprove; 28% strongly disapprove; and 11% are not sure.

US Congress Approval Rating

15% of Missouri Voters approve of Congress' performanceThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 1% of likely voters strongly approve of  the US Congress's performance; 14% approve; 49% disapprove; 27% strongly disapprove; and 10% are not sure.

MO State Legislature Approval Rating

43% of voters approve of the Missouri State Legislature's performanceThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 3% of likely voters strongly approve of the Missouri State Legislature's performance; 40% approve; 23% disapprove; 22% strongly disapprove; and 12% are not sure.

Rating of US Economy

26% of Missouri voters rate the US Economy as Excellent or GoodThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 8% of likely voters rate the US Economy as Excellent; 23% rate the economy as Good; 34% rate the economy as Fair; 37% rate the economy as poor; and 2% are not sure.

Rating of Missouri Economy

29% of Missouri voters rate the Missouri economy as Excellent or GoodThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 4% of likely voters rate the Missouri Economy as Excellent; 25% rate the economy as Good; 41% rate the economy as Fair; 28% rate the economy as poor; and 3% are not sure.

Rating of Missouri Schools

The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 2% of likely voters rate the schools in Missouri as Excellent; 28% rate the schools as Good; 46% rate the schools as Fair; 17% rate the schools as poor; and 7% are not sure.The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 2% of likely voters rate the schools in Missouri as Excellent; 28% rate the schools as Good; 46% rate the schools as Fair; 17% rate the schools as poor; and 7% are not sure.

Rating of Schools in voters' Community

The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 13% of likely voters rate the schools in their community as Excellent; 35% rate the schools as Good; 33% rate the schools as Fair; 16% rate the schools as poor; and 3% are not sure.The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 13% of likely voters rate the schools in their community as Excellent; 35% rate the schools as Good; 33% rate the schools as Fair; 16% rate the schools as poor; and 3% are not sure.

Rating of  Race Relations in Community

45% of Missouri voters rate race relations in their community as Excellent or GoodThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 12% of likely voters rate race relations in their community as Excellent; 33% rate the economy as Good; 31% rate the economy as Fair; 19% rate the economy as poor; and 5% are not sure.

Rating of Law Enforcement in Community

64% of Missouri voters rate law enforcement in their community as Excellent or GoodThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 27% of likely voters rate law enforcement in their community as Excellent; 37% rate the economy as Good; 20% rate the economy as Fair; 15% rate the economy as poor; and 2% are not sure.

Face to Face Instruction in Schools

 Most Missourians favor face to face instruction in schoolsThe SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 59% of likely voters agreed there should be face-to-face instruction in schools in the fall.  64% of voters with school age children agreed; 79% of Republican voters agreed; 38% of Democratic agreed; and 60% of independents agreed.

Vote by Mail

The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 48% of respondents believe the Missouri state government should send applications for mail-in ballots to every eligible voter, while 44% believe the Missouri state government should not send applications. 8% of respondents were not sure. The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 48% of respondents believe the Missouri state government should send applications for mail-in ballots to every eligible voter, while 44% believe the Missouri state government should not send applications. 8% of respondents were not sure. 

Demographic and Party Cross-Tabs

Medicaid Expansion

The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 49% of all voters agree that Missouri should expand its Medicaid program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Of those who agree, 21% are Republicans, 86% are Democrats and 41% are Independents.

The SLU/YouGov Poll conducted from June 23 through July 1, 2020 shows that 49% of all respondents agree that Missouri should expand its Medicaid program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Of those who agree, 21% are Republicans, 86% are Democrats and 41% are Independents.