WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is the only president to impeach twice in US history – this time for his role in the assassination attack on the Capitol by his supporters – but he is still poised to step down with a job approval rating that Quite typical of his time in office.
A new NBC News poll found that 43 percent of voters nationwide approved Trump a positive job, barely less than 45 percent before the November election, who approved his performance shortly after taking office in 2017 Was given .
The same poll found that 35 percent of voters – including 74 percent of Republicans but just 30 percent of independents and 3 percent of Democrats – believe that President-Elect Joe Biden did not legitimately win the 2020 election.
Sixty-one percent of all voters – but just 21 percent of Republicans – say Biden won legitimately.
While a record 10 House Republicans broke ranks to vote for presidential impeachment last week, Trump’s approval ratings among Republicans in the poll show some signs that GOP voters have become widely disenchanted with the president.
About 9-in-10 Republicans – 87 percent – give Trump a thumbs-up, compared to 89 percent who said so before the November election.
And even half of Republicans who say they prioritize the GOP over loyalty to Trump have their high acceptance unaffected by recent events.
Among Republicans who say their primary loyalty is to Trump over the party, 98 percent of their performance is endorsed. For those who say they prioritize the party over the president, their approval is still at 81 percent – almost unchanged from October 2020. (These findings contrast with some other recent national surveys showing lower Trump’s job ratings. Unlike other surveys that sampled American adults., NBC’s survey of registered voters.)
In an NBC poll, nearly a third of GOP voters polled – 28 percent – said Trump’s words and actions related to violence in the Capitol on Jan. 6 actually strengthened his vote for Trump.
Just 5 percent said they now regret their support, and altogether two-thirds – 66 percent – said their feelings about Trump had not changed.
While 52 percent of the total voters say Trump is wholly or mainly responsible for the protests that led to rioters overtaking the Capitol, including 91 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of independents, just 11 percent of Republicans Agree. (About half of Republicans, however, place responsibility on “social media companies” and “antifa”.
“While Republican elected officials have broken something with Trump, Republican voters are sticking with him for now,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Heart Research, who conducted the poll with Republican pollster Bill McInterff of Public Opinion Strategies . “As we have seen during his tenure, the major event after the big event slightly shakes Trump’s standing with Republicans.”
Trump’s standing among people outside the GOP remains unchanged. They receive a positive assessment of 44 percent of independents and just 5 percent of Democrats in the latest turnout, shares that are nearly identical to pre-election surveys.
Previous NBC turnout has actually been found to be remarkably stable among Trump’s voters despite his insignificant presence, fluctuating between just 47 percent and a low of 38 percent.
Later in late 2017, Trump was widely criticized for his reaction to violence following a gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville.
Half of voters describe Trump as “worst” compared to “worst” presidents
Nearly half of the voters – 49 percent of voters – rank Trump as the “decidedly worst” presidents, with a recent rival of only 48 percent who left President George W. Bush in late 2008 Was told
An additional 9 percent say Trump is “not the best.”
Forty percent of voters rank Trump as either one of the “very best” presidents (19 percent) or “the best” (21 percent). This is significantly lower than the majorities who gave average reviews when Bill Clinton (56 percent) or Barack Obama (55 percent) stepped down.
But Trump’s lukewarm review still repeats only 20 percent of voters who gave Bush an above-average ranking when he departed the White House in 2009.
The legacy of the outgoing president, like the ideas of his performance during his presidency, is defined by a rigid partisan lines.
Those who view Trump’s presidency as “the best” or “one of the best” include 82 percent of Republicans, but just 40 percent of independents and just 4 percent of Democrats.
When former presidents Obama and Clinton walked out of office enjoying relatively high approval ratings, a high share of those in the opposite party – 20 percent and 27 percent Republicans, respectively – ranked their presidents above average.
Biden, Harris Trump Best on Leadership Scale
While Trump’s personal compatibility is revealed underwater ratings during the voting, White House-going Democrats perform better.
President-elect Biden has a net favorability rating of +4 (44 percent positive, 40 percent negative), while vice-president Kamala Harris has a net rating of +0 (41 percent positive, 41 percent negative).
This has been compared with Trump’s net personal rating of -13 (40 percent positive, 53 percent negative).
Jill Biden’s wife Jill Biden’s personal compatibility rating is +14 (40 percent positive, 26 percent negative.) Notable, however, most Republicans – 59 percent – give her a negative rating, particularly a high marker for the antagonist. The first woman to come from the opposing party members.
Prior to Obama’s inauguration, 33 percent of Republicans gave negative personal ratings to Michelle Obama. And before Trump’s inauguration, 44 percent of Democrats gave Melania Trump an equally poor grade.
The NBC News poll of 1,000 registered voters was conducted on January 10–13, 2021 by Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies and Democratic firm Heart Research. The margin of error for registered voters is +/- 3.1 percentage points.