Harvard-Harris Poll: Voters Say Trump Outperformed Biden on Key Issues (Newsmax)
By Luca Cacciatore | Wednesday, 21 September 2022 04:36 PM EDT
Most registered voters are still saying that former President Donald Trump performed better than President Joe Biden on a slate of critical issues, according to a new Harvard-Harris poll.
The first is Biden's overall job approval rating. His disapproval currently stands at 55%, with only 41% of respondents approving of his performance.
Meanwhile, an average of polls by FiveThirtyEight showed that, at the same time last year, Trump's approval stood 2 points higher and his disapproval 2 points lower.
Further data compiled by Breitbart showed that Trump held a 56% approval rating on the economy in January, 2021, while Biden's rating in September of this year currently stands at 37%.
Trump also saw higher approvals on immigration, fighting terrorism, foreign affairs, and administering the government — besting Biden by nearly 10 points or more in every category.
Inflation and crime, the top two categories registered voters cared about, were two of Biden's worst-performing categories. He scored a low 36% and 38% approval on both issues, respectively.
Amy Walter described voters' growing resentment toward Biden in an analysis published in June this year on the Cook Political Report.
"Biden … started with a more consolidated base than Trump, but has seen that support wane over the last year," she wrote. "For example, in June of 2021, 95 percent of Democrats approved of the job Biden was doing in office. By May of 2022, that approval rating had dropped down to 82 percent."
The Harvard-Harris survey of 1,885 registered voters was taken from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8.