Donald Trump’s Net Favorability Hits Record Low of Negative 27 Points, According to Recent Poll
A new Monmouth University poll, published on Thursday, reveals that former President Donald Trump’s favorability ratings have reached a significant low, with a negative 27-point margin.
The survey found that only 36 percent of U.S. adults hold a favorable opinion of the ex-president, while a substantial 63 percent have an unfavorable view.
This marks Trump’s highest level of unpopularity in the history of Monmouth polling, as indicated by previous figures also released on Thursday.
Despite this decline in favorability, Trump remains the front-runner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination.
The poll was conducted from July 12 to 17 among 910 adults, and 840 respondents provided their views on Trump’s favorability. Of those, 15 percent expressed a very favorable view, while 21 percent had a somewhat favorable view.
On the other hand, 13 percent had a somewhat unfavorable view, 50 percent had a very unfavorable view, and 1 percent did not provide an opinion.
Compared to past polls, in November 2020, Trump’s favorability was at 41 percent, and in September 2019, it stood at 43 percent. Before taking office in 2017, only 34 percent of Americans viewed him favorably.
In contrast, President Joe Biden’s favorability in the same Monmouth poll was at 43 percent, with 57 percent of respondents holding an unfavorable view.
Regarding a potential 2024 match-up between Biden and Trump, the poll indicated that 36 percent of respondents would definitely vote for Biden, while 26 percent would definitely vote for Trump.
However, 46 percent said they would definitely not vote for Biden, and 50 percent stated they would definitely not vote for Trump.
Recently, Trump announced that he had received a target letter, indicating a federal investigation into his actions related to the attempts to overturn the election results and the events leading up to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
He faced a deadline to respond to a grand jury’s inquiry in Washington, D.C., as part of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the January 6 events.