In the aftermath of former President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated announcement he is running for office again, the establishment media couldn’t resist the temptation to call him a liar, remind the country he was “the only president impeached twice,” and note how many of his endorsed candidates were defeated at the midterms.
Trump is a person the media loves to hate; while they blister him at every opportunity, the left-leaning news agencies also seem delighted he’s back for a ratings and circulation boost.
But what about likely voters? A new Rasmussen survey cannot be good news to the former commander-in-chief. According to Rasmussen, “most voters don’t think he should and have a more favorable view of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.”
While Trump is getting high marks for his speech from some quarters, gun rights activists noticed something missing from the former president’s remarks. For the first time in memory, Trump failed to mention the Second Amendment, even in passing. Throughout his time in the White House, and even as he has traveled around to rallies and other gatherings since leaving office, Trump invariably made reference to protecting the Second Amendment, the only president in recent memory to make that part of his stump speeches.
But according to Rasmussen, “just 32% of Likely U.S. voters believe Trump should run for president in 2024, while 60% say he should not.”
“Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters still have a favorable impression of Trump, including 27% who have a Very Favorable view of the 45th president,” Rasmussen said. “Fifty-two percent (52%) view Trump unfavorably, including 41% whose opinion is Very Unfavorable.”
On the other hand, Rasmussen pollsters found 54 percent of respondents have a “favorable impression” of DeSantis, who easily cruised to re-election earlier this month, perhaps opening a gateway to a presidential run in 2024. That number included 37 percent of likely voters with a “very favorable” opinion of the Florida governor.
However, Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday, Nov. 18 has Joe Biden still under water, leaving many to wonder how Democrats managed to do better than expected in the midterms. Forty-six percent of likely voters approve of Biden’s job performance while 53 percent disapprove. This includes only 22 percent who “strongly approve” and a whopping 43 percent who “strongly disapprove.”
With numbers like that, and having lost the House of Representatives, it is likely Biden’s extremist gun control agenda will be dead on arrival as the new Congress opens in January.