(GALLUP) Biden-Trump: Even favorability match-up

The following is from Gallup News.

  • Biden viewed favorably by 41% of U.S. adults, versus 49% in October 2020
  • Trump’s 42% favorable rating is down slightly from 45% in 2020
  • Biden has seen most loss of support among young adults and people of color

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are tied in favorability with the American people, but each is viewed less well than when the two faced off in 2020.

Biden is viewed favorably by 41% of U.S. adults, eight percentage points below his 49% favorable rating in October 2020. Mirroring the trend in his job approval ratings, his favorability is down by more than 15 points from his elevated ratings above 50% in his first year as president.

Trump’s 42% favorable rating is slightly lower than his 45% reading in October 2020 but improved from his weaker ratings in 2021 and 2022 when he faced intense criticism over his handling of the election outcome, including the Jan. 6 riots.

The latest results are from a Gallup poll conducted Dec. 1-20, with 1,013 U.S. adults.

While these ratings represent the American people’s overall feelings about the two front-runners for the 2024 presidential nominations, they do not necessarily reflect the views of the voters who will go to the polls in November.

The same poll measured Americans’ overall impressions of Trump’s chief rivals for the Republican presidential nomination — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley — as well as independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Kennedy easily tops the list with a 52% favorable rating, while Haley and DeSantis are each viewed favorably by about a third. However, Haley’s net image is the more positive of the two, given her lower unfavorable rating (34% to DeSantis’ 52%).

A larger proportion of Americans have no opinion of Haley (34%) than of DeSantis (16%), but the Haley figures preceded the recent controversy over her responses at a New Hampshire town hall when she failed to mention slavery as a cause of the U.S. Civil War.

It is unclear how much Kennedy’s rating is influenced by his family name as opposed to people’s knowledge of him personally.

However, his much bigger hurdle to electability at this point is petitioning onto the ballot as an independent in enough states to be a viable candidate.

Among Republicans, Trump is viewed best (at 79% favorable, 19% unfavorable), followed by DeSantis (63%, 24%) and then Haley (44%, 24%).

Again, Haley’s figures are lower because far more Republicans say they don’t know her well enough to express an opinion (or haven’t heard of her) than can’t comment on DeSantis.

Biden’s Image Down Most Among Young and Non-White Adults

Since he won the presidency, Biden’s favorable rating has fallen among nearly all major subgroups of society, but the decline has been particularly pronounced among two: young adults and people of color.

After receiving similar ratings near 50% from all age groups in October 2020, Biden is now viewed most favorably by older adults (47%) and least favorably by those aged 18 to 34 (30%). The 18-point decline in his rating from young adults is double what he has suffered among middle-aged adults, while he has hardly lost any ground with older adults.

While it is not possible to look at this trend among Black or Hispanic adults separately because of low sample sizes, Biden continues to be viewed more favorably by people of color, generally, than by White adults.

However, his rating is far lower today than in October 2020 among people of color (down 16 points to 48%) than among White adults (down four points to 38%). (Continued…)

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  1. Sharyl and Full Measure Team,

    . . . and I have a shiny, recently-parked
    UFO sitting behind my house to sell
    you—if you believe that poll !

    The WHITE Founders’/Framers’
    experiment in Self-Government is
    being dismantled, beginning with
    Marxian terrorist Abe Lincoln’s
    contrived/unneeded war pitting
    Christian against Christian, for
    installing Centralized / Rule-by-
    Dictator Bureaucrament :

    This takes a bit of READING
    COMPREHENSION to unpack
    —to FATHOM its G R A V E
    ( historical ) import :

    Forwarded Message :

    Dear Scott Lively,

    Word-search, “History of
    Rothschild bank and wars”:

    “ A Rothschild family biography mentions a London meeting where
    an ‘International Banking Syndicate’ decided to pit the American
    North against the South as part of a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy.
    German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck once stated, ‘The division of
    the United States into federations of equal force was decided long
    before the Civil War. These bankers were afraid that the United States…
    would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the
    Rothschilds prevailed.’ ”—paragraph is found in DuckDuckGo dot com.

    America HAS NOT BEEN a democracy nor
    democratic republic from the time Rothschild-
    controlled/directed Abe Lincoln Mass Murdered
    600,000 fellow citizens, via that false-flag fuse
    he lit at Fort Sumter—for effecting centralized,
    Marxian-type BUREAUcrament (( my term for
    Lincoln’s hatred of the Founders’/Framers’ gift
    of CONSTITUTIONAL SELF-Government, as
    the Marxian Banking House-of-Rothschild —
    see its first REVOLUTION via his Europe-wide
    1848ers’ failed revolt — hated/hates America )) :

    “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her falling trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars. The political causes of decay were rooted in one fact – that increasing despotism destroyed the citizen’s civic sense, and dried up statesmanship at its source.” – The Story of Civilization (Vol.111). -Historian Will Durant

    – snip –


  2. Thomas Joseph Hussman

    If Lewandowski is spotted moving westbound this week, the Christians must hold an emergency prayer session to ask God for divine intervention to stop this sex machine from crossing the Iowa border. Think hard about these words Kristi.

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