(RightWing.org) – Most new presidents enjoy an extended period of good polling numbers after assuming office. However, President Joe Biden’s botched handling of the recent Afghan withdrawal and evacuation, coupled with his long-standing inept handling of the border crisis, has caused his numbers to crash. As a result, a new survey indicates that former President Donald Trump’s popularity has surpassed the failing commander in chief.
A new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, shared with The Hill on September 20 and due to be released to the public next week, found that 48% of respondents gave Trump a positive rating, a slight increase from the 46% he has maintained since 2020. However, Biden’s approval rating dramatically dropped to 46% from his highest rating of 57% in May.
Harris/Harvard CAPS poll: If the 2024 GOP presidential primary were held today, Trump would win big. https://t.co/JCzH3Epa6k pic.twitter.com/SDv96tjQCc
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 20, 2021
The polls’ co-director, Mark Penn, told reporters the latest figures suggested “buyer’s remorse” has replaced Bidens honeymoon period with American voters.
Respondents reflected a similar attitude to former Vice President Mike Pence, with 55% saying they thought Pence did a better job than current Vice President Kamala Harris. Similarly, 63% of respondents said they thought former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did a better job than his successor, Anthony Blinken.
The survey also confirmed Trump as a virtual shoo-in for reelection should he choose to run. A whopping 58% said they would vote for Trump for president in 2024.
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