New polling finds that former President Donald Trump’s approval rating among the public has dropped to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, following a legal scandal for the former president and along with the rising approval of President Joe Biden.
According to an NBC poll released on SundayOnly one in three Americans said that they approve Trump as of mid September. About 34 percent of the survey’s 1,000 registered voter respondents said they approve of the former president, while 54 percent said they disapprove.
This is Trump’s lowest approval rating. NBCThis has been the case since April 2021 when only 32% of voters voted in his favor. While Trump’s approval shot up to 38 percent last August, his approval rate has been steadily declining ever since, NBC finds.
As Trump’s approval has declined, Biden’s approval has increased. After hitting lows of about 41 and 42 percent this summer, Biden’s approval rating is bouncing back, hitting 45 percent in the publication’s most recent survey.
While Biden’s overall approval rating is still in the negatives, with 52 percent of voters saying they view him negatively, it’s been on An upward trendGas prices have fallen and Biden announced major initiatives such as cancelling up to $20,000 in student debt for certain debtors.
The poll also finds that Democrats in general are experiencing a boost over Republicans — thanks in part to the far right’s attacks on abortion and education. Still, voters are evenly split over who they want to control Congress after this year’s midterm elections, with 46 percent saying they prefer Republican control and 46 percent saying they prefer Democratic control.
Trump’s decline in favorability could be due to A search carried out by the FBI last month at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Officials were According to reports, they are looking forDocuments relating to nuclear weapons that were created by the former President improperly tookFrom the White House It is possible that the items were left haphazardlyHis estate could expose classified and sensitive information.
Indeed, the poll found that a majority of voters — 56 percent — said that the investigation into the documents should continue, while 41 percent, largely Republicans, said they should stop. These are the results Echo those of other polls that similarly find that Americans support the investigation, while Trump’s favorability ratings Have droppedWithin the weeks following the search.
Polls on related issues also suggest that Trump’s popularity is low; earlier this month, Reuters/Ipsos found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans agree that Trump’s Make America Great Again movement is a threat to democracy, in line with experts who say that Trump is playing a major part in leading the Republican PartyIt embraces fascism.
However, polls can sometimes be misleading, as the 2016 presidential election demonstrated. have a biasDemocrats are being criticized by political experts who claim that pollsters have not made enough adjustments to their models to correct this bias over the years. Still, polling can be a useful tool. useful indicator of trendsEven though they may not always reflect exact percentages,