Most voters would choose former President Donald Trump if he runs in 2024, if he was pitted against either President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris, according to the most recent Rasmussen Report poll of over 1,000 Americans on Sept. 20-21.
The Rasmussen national telephone and online survey found that 48 percent of likely U.S. voters think it would be a good idea for Trump to run for president again in 2024, and 44 percent say it would be a bad idea.
The survey this week shows Trump would beat either Biden or Harris in a hypothetical race. 20 percent of Democrats say they would vote for Trump over Biden or Harris in 2024.
A Gallup Poll this week had 30 percent of Americans approving of the direction of the country, with 69 per cent disapproving.
“Eight months after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, his job approval rating has fallen six percentage points to 43%, the lowest of his presidency. For the first time, a majority, 53%, now disapproves of Biden’s performance,” Gallup reported.
“These findings are from a Sept. 1-17 Gallup poll that was conducted after the U.S. military evacuated more than 120,000 people from Afghanistan. The United States’ exit from the nation’s longest war was marred by the Taliban’s quick takeover of most of the country and a suicide bombing at the airport in Kabul, which killed 13 U.S. service members. Over the same period, COVID-19 infection rates, nationally, were surging, leading to hospital overflows in some regions.”
In a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll , 51 percent of 1,578 registered U.S. voters considered Trump to be the better leader, while 49 percent prefer Biden, according to the online survey conducted Sept. 15-16.
Since Trump lost the popular vote in November, 2020, getting a 51 percent approval in a liberal-biased poll is a stunning gain for the former president. Biden won the popular vote 51-47.
In the Harvard poll, 49 percent say they view Biden unfavorably, while 47 percent see Trump unfavorably.
Vice President Kamala Harris did poorly in the poll. Fifty-five percent of participants also say that Mike Pence is a better leader than Harris, and 63 percent think Mike Pompeo was a better Secretary of State than current Sec. Antony Blinken.
Biden has been president for 247 days.