Trump hits 7-year low in new national poll as Biden approval climbs

  

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By:   Kevin Breuninger (CNBC)

Trump hits 7-year low in new national poll as Biden approval climbs
Trump has come under fire from some fellow Republicans after many of his hand-picked candidates lost high-profile races in last month's midterm elections.

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Published Wed, Dec 14 2022 4:07 PM EST Updated Thu, Dec 15 2022 7:16 AM EST 

  • Former President Donald Trump's standing with voters has hit its lowest point in more than seven years, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
  • The survey found President Joe Biden's job approval rating, while still underwater, had jumped to its highest rating since last year.
  • Trump has come under fire from some fellow Republicans after many of his hand-picked candidates lost high-profile races in last month's midterm elections.

President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, July 16, 2019. Leah Millis | Reuters

About a month after launching his 2024 presidential campaign, former President Donald Trump's standing with voters has hit its lowest point in more than seven years, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Just 31% of registered voters surveyed hold a favorable view of Trump, versus 59% who have an unfavorable opinion of him, the poll found. That's the lowest rating Trump has received since July 2015, shortly after he launched his first presidential bid, according to Quinnipiac.

Trump's declining marks were even worse among independent voters, the poll showed. Just 25% have a favorable view of him, versus 62% who have an unfavorable opinion — Trump's lowest rating among that group since Quinnipiac first asked the question in May 2015.

While 70% of Republican voters still have a favorable view of Trump, 20% said they saw him in an unfavorable light — marking Trump's lowest favorability reading from his party's voters since March 2016, per Quinnipiac.

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The poll, which surveyed 1,456 registered voters from last Thursday to Monday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

"Former President Trump's post presidential announcement numbers are heading in the wrong direction," Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a press release. "You would have to go back at least six years to find less support for him from Republican, independent and American voters as a whole."

Meanwhile, the survey found President Joe Biden's job approval rating, while still underwater, had jumped to its highest rating since September 2021.

Just 43% of respondents said they approved of Biden's work, while 49% disapproved — an increase from last month's Quinnipiac poll, which showed his job approval rating at 36% and his disapproval at 55%.

Biden, who defeated Trump in 2020, has not yet announced whether he will run again in 2024, though he has signaled he would like a Trump rematch. Majorities of registered voter respondents told Quinnipiac they would not like to see Trump or Biden as a 2024 presidential nominee.

Quinnipiac's offering is the latest in a string of recent polls showing Trump's support either wilting or cratering in the wake of the November midterm elections. Trump has come under fire from some fellow Republicans after many of his hand-picked candidates lost high-profile races, helping Democrats expand their Senate majority in a cycle that was expected to favor the GOP.

At the same time, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising star in the Republican Party who easily won reelection last month, has taken a sizeable lead over Trump in some early polls of the 2024 Republican primary fight.

A Wall Street Journal poll earlier Wednesday, for instance, showed DeSantis beating Trump by double digits among likely GOP primary voters, 52% to 38%. That result, which carried a margin of error of plus-or-minus 6 percentage points, came even as DeSantis has not announced a White House bid and just signed on to another four-year gubernatorial term. Quinnipiac's latest poll did not ask respondents about DeSantis.

Asked for comment, a source close to Trump noted that a recent Morning Consult poll showed Trump holding court as the front-runner, backed by 49% of potential GOP primary voters compared with 31% who favored DeSantis.

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Trump, who is so far the only major candidate to announce a presidential bid for 2024, has spent little time if any on the campaign trail. Instead, his latest run for the White House has been marked by controversies and losses: He suggested on social media that the Constitution could be terminated in order to put him back in power, before backtracking on the comments; he dined with Ye, the rapper who has recently voiced a wide array of antisemitic remarks, and a white supremacist. His preferred candidate in the Georgia Senate race, Herschel Walker, lost to Sen. Raphael Warnock in a December runoff election, and two subsidiaries of his business empire, the Trump Organization, were convicted of crimes including tax fraud.

In a social media post earlier Wednesday, Trump said he would make a "major announcement" on Thursday. The post was accompanied by a video of Trump saying, "America needs a superhero," along with a brief animation showing a cartoon version of Trump shooting lasers from his eyes in front of Trump Tower.


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Sparty On
Professor Principal
1  Sparty On    one week ago

Amazing.    

Never have so many, approved of guy who has been so wrong, so much.

I give you ... Joe Biden .....

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Sophomore Quiet
1.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Sparty On @1    one week ago

“I give you ... Joe Biden .....”

No, those who propped up the fractured, facetious, and fact less incumbent gave us the current administration. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  afrayedknot @1.1    one week ago

Is that what you are calling the FBI and DOJ these days? They have definitely propped up Brandon the Human Fuck Up Machine.

They have tried to influence the past two elections. In 2016 it backfired on them bigley. In 2022 they seem to have got it right; or wrong since we have Brandon the Human Fuck Up Machine in office and the country is in the shitter.

We will see what 2024 brings.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Sophomore Quiet
1.1.2  afrayedknot  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.1    one week ago

“We will see what 2024 brings.”

So far, so bad…so sad given the only announced candidate. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2  Sean Treacy    one week ago

Biden's approval at 40%, near lowest of his presidency - Reuters/Ipsos poll

wah wah

How sad, posting outdated polls.....

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one week ago

Disinformation.    

The lefts salve required to ease the pain of all their fuck ups.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
2.1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Sparty On @2.1    one week ago

And the right has nothing better. Pretty fucking sad.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
3  Greg Jones    one week ago

Yeah, and there is no reason to expect it to go much higher when the investigations into the influence peddling with China, and interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine by Daddy Biden and Disgraced Son Hunter are concluded. And what kind of secrets will we learn when the contents of the laptop are revealed? Concerned citizens want to know.

 
 
 
Snuffy
PhD Guide
3.1  Snuffy  replied to  Greg Jones @3    one week ago

but will any of the info get out in time for the 24 elections?  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Snuffy @3.1    one week ago

the "investigations" will ruin any chance the republicans would have had in 2024.  Do you seriously believe that a majority of Americans will believe any investigation run by the clowns the GOP have installed on those committees?

Most of the GOP House is conspiracy theorists. No one but them and their ilk will buy what they are selling. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
PhD Guide
3.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    one week ago

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what 24 brings.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
3.1.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    one week ago
he "investigations" will ruin any chance the republicans would have had in 2024. 

When have "investigations" hurt the investigators? 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    one week ago

I don;t trust the American people to do the right thing. They elected that shit head in 2016 didn;t they? There are people out there that will swallow any Kool aid given to them

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Guide
3.1.5  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.4    one week ago

Consider that Donald Trump is such a buffoonish moron that even he was shocked that he beat Hillary.  The constituents got a full four years of witnessing the error of their ways in voting for him and roundly rejected his second attempt, electing instead a man who the right spends every minute of every day criticizing.  Trump could not even beat that guy, and his reputation has only sunk to increasingly deeper depths since then.  Nobody is worried about Trump winning … the only concern is the events that could follow his continued losing.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
4  Thrawn 31    one week ago

I really hope someone other than Biden runs for the Dems and the GOP ejects the extremists infecting them and gets a platform that isn’t just “culture war” garbage. 

If the choice is culture wars or Biden…. sigh, give me Biden. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thrawn 31 @4    one week ago

I'm with you.

 
 

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