Former President Donald Trump is more popular than current President Joe Biden, a new Harvard poll found, just the latest worrisome sign for Democrats that support for their leader is slipping.
Breitbart reported the survey also found that a majority of voters now believe that Trump was a better president than “Sleepy Joe.”
The Hill, a left-leaning outlet, conceded that the shift is “remarkable” because Biden’s approval ratings were, until recently, consistently better than Trump’s.
Trump was better
But according to the survey, taken on Sept. 15-16, around 51% of voters now agree that Trump was a better president than Biden is turning out to be, with just 49% saying Biden is a better president.
What’s more, 48% of voters view Trump favorably, while just 46% view Biden favorably. Similarly, 49% view Biden unfavorably, compared to 47% who said the same of Trump.
The co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, Mark Penn, said it is clear that voters are developing “buyer’s remorse” and it is not hard to see why. On the campaign trail last year, Biden portrayed himself to voters as a moderate who would restore “competence” and unite the country.
But in his short time as president, he has proven to be a far-left partisan, a neglectful bully, and a frivolous leader who is unable or unwilling to put the American people first.
Biden’s falling fast
While Trump put America First with a no-nonsense approach to immigration, Biden has allowed the nation’s borders to be overrun. On Biden’s watch, consumer prices are out of control, and crime has made America’s cities less safe than they have been in decades.
Biden also promised to make COVID-19 magically disappear with “science,” which of course has not happened. And the country has grown more, not less, divided, as Fox News noted.
As for Biden’s “competence,” his chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan dispelled that misconception, sending his approval ratings slipping into the negative for the first time. They have yet to recover, and Biden is losing support particularly from independents, as The Washington Post reported.
This is not the first recent poll to show that Trump would defeat Biden in an election rematch, and Trump has given every indication that he plans to run in 2024.
Biden has heralded his rise to power as the return of American prestige with the words, “America is back.” But it seems many Americans are growing disillusioned with Biden and are starting to realize the nation was in better hands under the “former guy.”