New polling numbers reveal just how far President Joe Biden has fallen in the estimation of American voters, with the numbers showing that if the 2020 election match-up were to be held today, former President Donald Trump would emerge as the victor, according to The National Pulse.
The notable buyer’s remorse apparently being felt by the electorate emerged in a new survey from Rasmussen Reports of 1,000 likely voters contacted online and via telephone between Aug. 16 and 17 amid the height of the chaos that followed the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
According to the Rasmussen poll, 43% of participants declared that if a presidential contest occurred right now, they would cast their vote for Trump, 37% would select Biden, and 14% would choose another candidate altogether.
Adding to the bad news for Biden found in the survey, fully 12% of individuals who voted for Biden in 2020 now declare regret over their choice, while a mere 2% of those who supported Trump last fall said the same.
The bottom line, according to Rasmussen, is that if a re-do of the 2020 election were conducted now, Trump would return to the White House, because just 79% of those who voted for Biden would make the same choice again, and 7% would reverse their decision and switch to Trump.
While the broad strokes of the survey are extremely damaging for Biden, some of the more discrete findings also signal serious trouble for his party in that a staggering 14% of Black voters regret their decision in the 2020 election, and 13% of Democrats say that they would cast their ballot for Trump if they could go back in time to November, 2020.
Rasumussen is by no means the only outlet drawing attention to Biden’s plunging support, as a Reuters/Ipsos survey from earlier this week revealed that the president’s job approval had dropped 7% to the lowest point seen during his tenure thus far, as the New York Post reported.
Voters wishing they could go back and change the decisions made last year may well have an opportunity to express their support for Trump, as indications continue to mount that the former president is indeed planning another run for the nation’s top job.
Not only did Trump tell Fox News’ Sean Hannity last month that he has already come to a decision about 2024, he dropped another strong hint on Wednesday, telling Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo — a frequent proponent of many of his agenda priorities — that she will be “very happy” once he announces his plans, but that the intricacies of campaign finance laws are forcing him to wait a bit longer before making things official.