Most Americans say Trump’s 2024 presidential run is a ‘bad thing’: poll
WASHINGTON — Nearly six in 10 Americans disapprove of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 bid to return to the White House, though nearly half believe he is at least somewhat likely to be president again, according to a new survey.
The Quinnipiac University survey released on Tuesday found that 57% of Americans thought the candidacy of Trump, 76, was a “bad thing”. Only 34% thought it was a “good thing” and 10% said they didn’t know or had no opinion.
However, respondents were slightly more optimistic about the prospects for the 45th president in 2024.
According to the poll, 18% of Americans said it was “very likely” Trump would win another election, with 31% saying it was “fairly likely” and 23% saying it was “unlikely”. Just 25% said another term for Trump in the White House was “not at all likely”.
“A disappointing return to the political battleground for Donald Trump comes with a mixed message,” Quinnipiac poll analyst Tim Malloy said Tuesday. “Almost 60% of Americans say they don’t want to see him in the Oval Office again, but almost half of Americans think it’s likely.”
More than half of Americans (55%) thought Trump had a ‘mostly negative’ impact on the Republican Party, although 70% of self-identified Republicans thought the former president’s impact was ‘mostly positive’ .
Since the midterm elections, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has emerged as the clear alternative to Trump, and the poll showed a plurality of Americans would prefer DeSantis (43%) to win the Republican nomination given the choice between him and Trump (29%).
Among self-declared Republicans, DeSantis and Trump were tied at 44% to 44%, although DeSantis held a slight advantage among registered GOP voters (45% to 43%).
“At around 700 days, Trump, who threw his hat in the ring, and DeSantis, who holds his cards to his chest, are at an impasse among Republicans,” Malloy noted.
The findings echo a Monday poll by Neighborhood Research and Media that found 32% of likely Iowa caucus goers would make DeSantis their first choice while 30% said they would stick with Trump.
President Biden was slightly more popular than Trump, with 38% saying they had a favorable view of the commander-in-chief while 37% viewed his predecessor favorably.
However, more than two-thirds of Americans (68%) said they would prefer Biden not to seek a second term, while only 25% said they would like him to run again.
In contrast, DeSantis had a positive net preference rating (33% positive to 29%), although 36% said they hadn’t heard enough to make a decision.
Meanwhile, Trump on Tuesday shared the results of an Emerson College poll that found 55% of respondents would support him in a Republican primary compared to 25% for DeSantis.
“For all the RINOS, Never Trumpers, Radical Left Democrats, and of course the Fake News Media, please enjoy this latest poll from the highly respected Emerson College. I’m sure you’ll be delighted!” he said in his message.
It was Trump’s latest attack on fellow Republicans on his social media platform as growing numbers of polls have shown dissatisfaction with the former president since the November 8 midterm elections. .
He took aim at DeSantis on Truth Social on November 10, arguing that “shouldn’t it be said that in 2020 I got 1.1 million more votes in Florida than Ron D this year, 5.7 million in 4.6 million? I was just asking?”
Although the statement is technically true, approximately 3.3 million more Floridians voted in 2020 than in 2022, a trend commonly seen in presidential elections. DeSantis also secured a higher percentage of the vote in Florida in 2022 than Trump in 2020, with the governor winning reelection by 19.4% compared to Trump’s 3.3% victory over Biden in the Sunshine State two years prior. .
New York Post