Trump Leading Polls But Losing Favor?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

According to a recent poll conducted by Marist National Poll for National Public Radio and PBS NewsHour, 61% of Americans do not want to see former President Donald Trump back in the White House.

The survey showed that only 38% of U.S. voters would like to see Trump serve a second term in office. Trump announced his presidential bid for 2024 last November following the 2022 midterm elections from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. So far, he has been leading all of the polls for the GOP primary, which has essentially left him as the front-runner for the Republican nomination. If he succeeds, it is possible that 2024 will turn into a rematch for President Biden and Trump. However, most Americans are not fond of either of these two men running again.

The Marist poll also showed that 76% of Republicans would like to see Trump serve a second term, while 21% would rather not see him run. This shows that Trump has a very good chance of being successful in his 2024 presidential nomination run. On the Democratic side, 89% would not like to see him run. Similarly, the majority of independents, 64%, are not too happy with the possibility of Trump running again.

41% of those identified as “white Evangelical Christians,” a group that had previously supported Trump, have also claimed that they would prefer that he did not run for the White House again.

Marist surveyed 1,327 U.S. adults between March 20th and March 23rd for the poll which has a 3.5% margin of error.

It is yet to be seen whether the former president’s recent indictment will help or hinder his chances at reelection. Trump, however, is not discouraged.