Former President Donald Trump, who announced his presidential run for 2024 last week, continues to lead President Joe Biden on key subjects, according to a November Harris Poll/HarrisX poll.
The poll contrasted Trump’s favorability ratings from his final month in office, January 2021, to Biden’s present position, November 2022.
According to the numbers, the 45th president continues to outperform Biden from the final month of his four-year administration.
In January 2021, for example, 56 percent approved of Trump’s management of the economy. Biden trails by 17 percentage points, with only 39 percent supporting his management of the economy.
Similarly, Trump’s approval rating for encouraging job creation in January 2021 is 12 points better than Biden’s – 58 percent to 46 percent. Trump also is 12 points ahead of Biden on immigration, with a 52 percent approval rating to Biden’s 40 percent.
Trump also outperforms Biden on foreign policy (52 percent approval versus 44 percent for Biden), terrorism (55 percent approval versus 45 percent for Biden), and government administration (49 percent approval versus 44 percent for Biden). Biden outperforms Trump on only one subject, “responding to the coronavirus,” with 54 percent versus Trump’s 47 percent.
Although the pole did not record Donald Trump’s majority approval numbers for “managing inflation” or “dealing with crime and violence in the country,” Biden did not receive a majority approval rating, with 40% approving of his management of crime and violence and 38% approving of his managing of inflation.
Notably, Trump has a better favorability rating than Biden, according to the survey. According to the survey, 44 percent of people like Trump, while 43 percent like Biden. It also showed Trump leading Biden by 2% nationally.
The poll was conducted among 2,212 registered voters on November 16-17, 2022, following Trump’s formal announcement of his 2024 presidential run after almost two years of speculation.
“This is what we consider a National Greatness Plan because our nation can be better than it has ever been,” Trump said in a speech at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday.
“Our country is no longer magnificent. It’s a shambles. But our country can indeed be greater than it’s ever been. There will be much more in the coming months, and there are so many things we must do. The path ahead of us isn’t going to be easy,” he concluded, portraying Biden’s presidency as a “period of agony, hardship, fear, and despair.”