With the war in Ukraine adding to issues on President Joe Biden’s plate, a just released Emerson College Poll shows him down 12 points in favorability with his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.
According to the poll, 59% of voters expressed a somewhat or very favorable view of Trump, while 47% had a somewhat or very favorable view of Biden.
The two are more closely matched in a hypothetical 2024 election, where Trump leads Biden 45% to 42%.
But it isn’t all bad news for Biden. His favorability numbers are up one point from the same poll in February when it was 43%, and his disapproval fell one point to 49%.
Biden’s approval numbers have been in freefall in multiple polls throughout his presidency as he has continued to battle COVID, the botched Afghanistan pullout and inflation — including higher gasoline prices.
The poll showed the issues that voters most care about include: the economy (including jobs, inflation, and taxes) at 37%, healthcare at 14% and the Ukraine-Russian war at 12%.
Most voters, 39%, blamed Biden for high gas prices, followed by sanctions on Russia at 21% and the gas and oil companies at 18%. Continue reading at Newsmax.