Study: How the Nevada debate negatively affected Mike Bloomberg

Last week, a majority of Democratic primary voters had a favorable impression of Bloomberg; this week a majority do not. Last week, about half (51%) of Democratic voters believed that if Bloomberg were nominated, he would beat Donald Trump, something most prioritize over issue agreement with a candidate. This week, that percentage dropped seven points. Only 44 percent of Democratic voters now believe Bloomberg can win.

Only Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden are thought of as likely to defeat President Trump. Worse, perhaps, for Bloomberg is that 44 percent of Democratic voters say they would be “disappointed” if Bloomberg were nominated. That’s the largest percentage for any candidate. Last week, just 30% said they would be disappointed with a Bloomberg nomination.