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Things are not going great for Joe Biden when it comes to some new polls that have just been announced by Rasmussen Reports.
In its latest poll the company found that Donald Trump is actually more popular, with at least a somewhat favorable opinion rating of 52 percent, than Joe Biden, who has at least a somewhat favorable opinion rating of 51 percent, the poll released on Friday showed.
What’s more is that the poll found that Trump had an unfavorable rating of 46 percent where Biden had an unfavorable opinion rating of 48 percent.
If this trend continues it could spell disaster for Biden in the midterm elections in 2022 and the presidential election in 2024 if it is a Trump VS Biden rematch.
Presidents tend to grow in popularity after they leave the White House, and to that end former President Obama bested both Trump and Biden with 55 percent of voters surveyed giving him a favorable rating of 55 percent.
“Comparing voter opinions of Biden and his two predecessors across demographic categories, the current president suffers from more intense disapproval by Republicans, and doesn’t have the kind of strong support from black voters that benefitted Obama,” the poll said.
“57 percent of black voters have Very Favorable opinion of Obama, only 45 percent of black voters have a Very Favorable of Biden. Perhaps more significantly, the percentage of black voters who have a Very Unfavorable view of Biden (19 percent) is more than twice as large as the number of black voters whose opinion of Obama is Very Unfavorable (9 percent),” it said.
Party affiliation played the most significant role in the perception of the politicians as 83 percent of Democrats gave Biden a favorable rating whereas Republicans only gave him 20 percent and unaffiliated voters scoring him at 47 percent scoring him favorably.
For Trump, 84 percent of Republicans gave him a favorable rating as only 27 percent of Democrats did the same, and unaffiliated voters gave him an approval rating of 47 percent.
For Obama, 83 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of Republicans viewed him favorably, with his biggest differential coming from unaffiliated voters who gave him a 51 percent favorable rating.
The poll was conducted among 1,000 likely voters between July 21-22, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The report has a 95 percent level of confidence with a margin of sampling error of is +/- 3 percentage points.
And another poll by Rasmussen that was shared this week showed that voters agree with Trump that states are in need of election reform, Newsmax reported.
- 42% strongly agree with Trump’s statement and 19% “somewhat” agree.
- 34% disagree with Trump’s statement.
- 84% of Republicans agree with Trump.
- 56% of likely voters agree with President Joe Biden’s statement that America is “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War” regarding election reforms.
- 33% “strongly” agree with Biden, while 23% “somewhat” agree.
- 37% disagree with Biden.
- 82% of Democrats agree with the president.
- 63% of independents agree with Trump about the need for election reform.
- 41% of independents agree with Biden that America is “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.”
The poll came after Trump issued a statement saying, “Election reform must happen in swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona where voters have lost confidence in their electoral process.”
“The Secretary of State in Pennsylvania allowed 21,000 deceased registrants (dead people) to remain on the voter rolls for the 2020 Presidential Election—a total disgrace! Republicans in State Legislatures must be smart, get tough, and pass real Election Reform in order to fight back against these Radical Left Democrats. If they don’t, they’ll steal it again in 2022 and 2024, and further DESTROY our Country!” he said.
It also came after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed an election reform bill that passed his state’s legislature.