September 30, 2022

Trump surpasses Biden in RCP analysis of net favorability ratings

Amid the innumerable crises now engulfing President Joe Biden’s administration comes news from RealClear Politics (RCP) revealing that the net favorable rating enjoyed by former President Donald Trump now exceeds that of the current occupant of the Oval Office, a major warning sign for Democrats ahead of the November midterms and beyond.

The outlet’s analysis included an examination of favorability ratings for a number of political figures and utilized data obtained from Quinnipiac University, Economist/YouGov, Politico/Morning Consult, USA Today/Suffolk polls, and more, according to Breitbart.

As of the end of last week, Biden notched a favorable rating of 42% balanced against an unfavorable number of 52.6%, yielding a net result of -10.6%, according to the RCP averages.

Surely of concern to liberals everywhere is the fact that Trump’s unfavorability rating of 51.7% came in lower than Biden’s, though his favorability number – at 41.8% – was a touch lower than that of the present commander in chief.

With a net rating of -9.9%, Trump comes in ahead of Biden in an important electoral metric, though the race is admittedly close at this point in time, and both clearly have significant room for improvement in the eyes of voters.

Also of note from the RCP assessment of favorability ratings is the fact that Trump also topped presumed Democrat heir apparent, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as well as top GOP congressional leaders.

Polling data released last month also supports the notion that Trump – should he choose to seek another term in the White House – would be a strong contender in a hypothetical 2024 matchup against Biden, as Newsweek has noted.

According to the results of a survey conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, Trump enjoys a lead of six points over Biden in a potential re-run of the 2020 election, and while the latter has said that he does intend to mount another campaign provided his health holds up, the former has yet to formally declare his plans.

With even the New York Times recently calling Trump the “dominant force in his party” and a “viable candidate to reclaim the White House,” it seems certain that, given Biden’s mounting policy failures and evident cognitive decline, Democrat leaders will be extremely hard-pressed to solve the electoral dilemma they now face.




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