By Reed Cooper. Media: DC Enquirer.
Note: This article may contain commentary reflecting the author’s opinion.
Forty-fifth President and leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump has the highest favorability rating among all political figures, according to a recent poll released this week.
The survey, conducted by Harvard Caps/Harris, was taken February 15-16 among 1,838 registered voters.
Trump was viewed as the most favorable with 48 percent having a positive view of him, compared to 45 percent who don’t.
This poll shows more Americans are beginning to see Trump as their favorite political figure. In December, 44 percent viewed Trump favorably.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) tied for second place with 44 percent. In contrast, 36 percent have an unfavorable view of Musk, while 31 percent have an unfavorable view of DeSantis.
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Sen. Bernie Sanders tied for second place with 41 percent with 52 percent of respondents having an unfavorable view of Biden.
Failed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received the highest unfavorable rate. 52 percent have an unfavorable view of Pelosi and 41 percent have an unfavorable view of McConnell.
A whopping 80 percent of Republicans view Trump favorably, a very bad sign for any Republican opponent to Trump in the 2024 Republican primary.
Thanks to Trump’s trip to East Palestine, Ohio, his favorability rating should increase even further.
On Wednesday, Trump visited East Palestine, a small community of 4,700, to help and meet with members of the community after a train derailment led to a large release of toxic chemicals in the area.
Trump donated thousands of gallons of cleaning supplies, goods, food, and water during his trip.
Biden instead, of course, attacked Russian President Vladimir Putin from a speech in Poland to support Ukraine, rather than supporting the American people.
Biden’s administration originally turned down a request for federal disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told Ohio’s governor they’re not eligible to receive disaster assistance.
Once Trump announced his trip to Ohio last Friday, however, FEMA reversed its decision to reject a federal disaster request from Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH).
It’s apparent that Trump forced the Biden administration’s hand. He has shown true leadership the past week, something that America definitely needs to be restored in Washington.