Trump still outperforms Biden on key issues facing the country
Former President Donald Trump, who announced his 2024 presidential bid last week, still outperforms President Biden on key issues, according to the November Harris Poll/HarrisX survey.
The survey compared Trump’s approval ratings from his last month in office, January 2021, to Biden’s current day – November 2022.
According to the data, the 45th president still outperforms Biden based on ratings from the last month of his four-year term.
For example, 56% approved of Trump’s handling of the economy in January 2021. Biden trails by 17%, while only 39% approve of his handling of the economy.
Similarly, Trump’s January 2021 approval of boosting jobs is 12 points higher than Biden’s – 58% to 46%. Trump is also 12 points higher on immigration than Biden, with 52% approval compared to Biden’s 40%.
Trump also beats Biden on foreign affairs (52% approval vs. Biden’s 44%), counterterrorism (55% approval vs. Biden’s 45%) and government administration (49% approval). compared to 44% for Biden). Biden beats Trump on just one issue — “reacting to the coronavirus,” garnering 54% to Trump’s 47%.
Although the survey did not register Trump’s results for ‘managing inflation’ and ‘managing violence and crime in the country’, Biden does not see majority approval, with 40% approving of his handling of the violence and crime and 38% approving of its handling of inflation.
Notably, the survey also shows that Trump is more supportive than Biden. According to the data, 44% view Trump favorably, while 43% say the same of Biden. It also shows Trump beating Biden nationally by 2%.
The survey was conducted November 16-17, 2022 among 2,212 registered voters and follows Trump’s official announcement of his 2024 presidential bid after nearly two years of speculation.
“This is what we call a program of national greatness, because our country can be greater than it has ever been,” Trump said during his Tuesday speech at Mar-a-Lago.
“Our country is no longer big. It’s a mess. But our country can be bigger than it has ever been. There will be more, many more in the coming months – and there is so much we need to do. The road ahead of us will not be easy,” he continued, describing the past two years under Biden as “a time of pain, difficulty, anxiety and despair.”
“We’re here tonight to declare that it doesn’t have to be that way,” Trump said, pointing to rising inflation, Biden’s vaccination mandates and the effect he’s having. had on members of the army, and the disaster on the southern border.
“Two years ago we were a great nation and soon we will be a great nation again. The decline forced upon us by Biden and the crazies of the radical left is pushing us right here into the ground,” Trump added.
“This decline is not a fate we have to accept. When given the choice with boldness and clarity, I believe the American people will overwhelmingly reject the left’s path to national ruin and embrace our vision of national greatness and glory,” he said. he declares.
At least 12.5 million Americans watched Trump’s announcement, as TV and digital ratings reveal.