You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Plunges to Lowest Point in Over a Year: Poll

Newsweek 9/19/2022 Ewan Palmer
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Save America Rally at the Covelli Center on September 17 in Youngstown, Ohio. Trump's approval numbers hit their lowest in a year according to an NBC poll. © Getty Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Save America Rally at the Covelli Center on September 17 in Youngstown, Ohio. Trump's approval numbers hit their lowest in a year according to an NBC poll.

Donald Trump's positive approval rating is at its lowest point in more than a year, whereas President Joe Biden is seeing his highest score in months, according to a poll.

A survey released by NBC News found that Trump currently has a 54 percent negative approval rating, with a 34 percent positive approval.

Trump had the same 54 percent negative approval rating in an August NBC News poll, but with a slightly higher positive approval of 36 percent.

In comparison, Trump also had a 36 percent positive approval rating in May and March 2022, 37 percent in January 2022, and 38 percent in August and October 2021.

The former president's overall favorability rating of 54 percent positive and 34 percent negative has not been as low since an April 2021 NBC poll, when he recorded 55 percent negative and 32 percent positive numbers.

The poll also found that while Biden's overall approval rating is still underwater, he is currently seeing the highest positive score in nearly a year.

Biden's latest NBC favorability rating has him at 45 percent positive—up 3 points from last month and the highest it has been since October 2021—and 52 percent negative.

Elsewhere, the poll revealed that voters are currently split when asked who they back in the midterms, with the GOP and Democrat Party at 46 percent when voters asked who they believe should control Congress.

Pollsters said that both parties will run different campaigns to entice voters come November, with the GOP pushing the crime, cost of living and Biden's handling of the economy, whereas the Democrats will campaign heavily on abortion rights.

The NBC News survey found that 61 percent of voters disapprove of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, with the Democrats have an all time high 22-point lead over the GOP (47 to 25) when voters are asked who they favor more to deal with the issue.

In comparison, 47 percent of people polled back the GOP to handle the economy, whereas 28 percent prefer the Democrats, with 58 percent saying they disapprove of Biden's handling of the economy.

"We often think about wave elections," Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates, told NBC.

"But this year, we may think instead about a 'waves' election where unprecedentedly strong crosscurrents push voters in different directions, with an end result that may not be what we expected."

Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, who also conducted the survey, added: "There is a campaign about the economy, cost of living, crime and border security, and Republicans are winning this campaign.

"But there is a second campaign on abortion, democracy and climate change, and Democrats are winning that campaign."

The NBC News poll was conducted between September 9 and 13, surveying 1,000 registered voters, and has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.

Related Articles

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

AdChoices
AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon