According to a recent survey by the Wall Street Journal, more American citizens are unhappy with Joe Biden’s presidency than with Trump’s. The study indicated that although 48% of respondents approved of his predecessor, President Trump, 51% disapproved of Biden’s job performance. A net approval rating of -15 is the consequence, compared to Trump’s -3.
Trump has a commanding lead in the fight for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, which might set up a rematch with Joe Biden, also running for reelection. The Republican frontrunner is now being prosecuted in four distinct criminal instances, all of which he has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and to which he has pleaded not guilty.
When the poll results (conducted between August 24 and August 30) were pared down by those who approve of each president’s administration “somewhat” or “strongly,” the contrast was even more striking. Only 17% of Americans “strongly approve” of President Joe Biden, while 25% “somewhat approve,” and 48% “strongly disagree.” When asked if they “strongly approve” or “somewhat approve” of Trump’s performance in office, 32% and 16% of respondents, respectively, gave him positive ratings.
When asked whether they preferred the Democratic incumbent or the Republican challenger, the incumbent fared somewhat better. There was a net favorability rating of -39% for both Biden and Trump, with 58% of respondents having a negative opinion. There was also a statistical tie between Biden and Trump, with both candidates receiving 46% of the vote from those who stated they would “certainly” or “probably” vote for them.
Some Democrats with a positive voting record, such as Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Adam Schiff, have cast doubt on Trump’s eligibility to serve a second presidential term. Trump shot back that almost all legal experts have said the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to the 2024 presidential election and has no legal foundation.