MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Has Higher Net Favorability Than Andrew Cuomo, Lindsey Graham, and AOC in New Poll

WELLINGTON, OHIO - JUNE 26: Supporters of former President Donald Trump take a selfie with My Pillow founder Mike Lindell as they wait for the start of a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 26, 2021 in Wellington, Ohio. Trump is in Ohio to campaign for his former White House advisor Max Miller. Miller is challenging incumbent Rep. Anthony Gonzales in the 16th congressional district GOP primary. This is Trump's first rally since leaving office.

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MyPillow CEO and conspiracy superspreader Mike Lindell scored a higher net favorability rating than soon-to-be-ousted Governor Andrew Cuomo, GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, and New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a new poll.

In a new The Economist/YouGov poll, respondents were asked to rate the favorability of a list of “political figures” that, for some reason, included Lindell.

The other “political figures” polled were Andrew Cuomowho resigned from office on the last day of the Aug. 7-10 polling period, New York Attorney General Letitia James — whose devastating investigation led to Cuomo’s resignation, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul — who will take over when Cuomo’s resignation goes into effect, AOC, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Ohio iCongressman Jim Jordan, and Graham.

Due to a mixture of intense partisan division and the vagaries of name recognition, Lindell wound up with a higher net favorability than a good chunk of that list.

When asked “Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of” Lindell, 28 percent of all respondents said they viewed Lindell either “very favorably” (14%) or “somewhat favorably” (12%) versus 30 percent who said they viewed Lindell either “very unfavorably” or “somewhat unfavorably,” a net favorability of minus two points.

Among Republicans, Lindell’s net favorability was +39, and among Democrats, minus 38, with 44 percent of respondents saying they didn’t know whether they held a favorable or unfavorable view.

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Lindell’s net favorability was higher than:

Cuomo’s, whose minus 48-point net rating was largely consistent across party lines.

Graham, who scored a minus 15 that included 19 percent of Republicans who viewed him unfavorably.

AOC, whose minus 8 net rating included a sharply-divided +54 among Democrats and -54 among Republicans.

Jordan, who could only manage a minus 4 to be edged out by Lindell.

Hochul, whose anemic name recognition resulted in 10 percent favorable, 13 percent unfavorable, and a whopping 77 percent “don’t know” for a net of minus three.

Even Desantis, who is popular among Republicans, could only tie Lindell’s net rating at 32 percent favorable and 34 percent unfavorable.

James beat DeSantis and Lindell with 20 percent favorable versus 18 percent unfavorable.

Lindell’s entire claim to political fame is his support for former President Donald Trump, and in particular his consistent and ongoing spreading of election lies and conspiracies that have almost a third of Republicans believing Trump will be reinstated to the presidency.


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