Former President Donald Trump ranked more popular than President Joe Biden, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released on Monday.
Though statistically tied, “Forty-eight percent of respondents say they have a positive view of Trump compared to 46 percent who say they have a favorable opinion of his successor.”
In addition, “Biden’s favorability is slightly underwater, however: 49 percent of those surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of the current president, while slightly less — 47 percent — report an unfavorable opinion of Trump.”
The poll marked a shift from Biden ranking much more favorable in comparison with Trump during the earlier months of his term. A controversial withdrawal from Afghanistan, a growing border crisis and increased inflation have changed the perspective of Biden among many Americans.
Trump also ranks highest among potential Republican presidential candidates for 2024.
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“In the poll, Trump holds a massive lead of 45 points to the second-best challenger, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who sits in third place with 9%,” according to Newsmax.
Trump has continued to remain active after leaving office. With his communications and rallies, the former president seems to be gearing up for a comeback run in 2024.