The mainstream media desperately wants Americans to believe that President Donald Trump is the worst president in American history.
But a brand new poll reveals that he might actually go down as one of the most popular.
A new Hill-HarrisX poll found that half of the voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president.
Fifty percent of registered voters said they approve of Trump’s job in the White House while another 50 percent disapprove.
The Hill reported:
On the issues of the economy and stimulating jobs, Trump received 59 percent support.
Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they approve of the job Trump is doing at fighting terrorism, and 51 percent say the same about his performance on immigration.
Forty-nine percent of voters said they support Trump when it comes to administering the government, and 47 percent say the same on the issue of handling the coronavirus pandemic.
On the flip side, a new Gallup poll reveals that Americans are worried about what President-elect Joe Biden will do once in office.
The Gallup poll found that over half of Americans expect the Biden administration to make improvements to the environment, education, and conditions for minorities and the poor.
Americans also fear that Biden will raise their taxes and that the crime crimes, illegal immigration, and political divisions will get worse, not better, under Biden.
The poll found:
Meanwhile, in addition to Americans’ skepticism on tax increases or deficit reduction, less than half of U.S. adults think he will be able to reduce the crime rate (39%), heal political divisions in the country (39%) and control illegal immigration (44%).
At least 65% of Democrats believe that Biden will accomplish all the goals except for substantially reducing the deficit (45%) and not raising taxes (49%), and majorities of independents say he will achieve nine of the 15. Yet, no more than 30% of Republicans think the Biden administration will realize any of these goals. Though this pattern is typical, partisans’ views have become increasingly politically polarized for the past two presidents-elect.
“In general, Americans’ predictions for the Biden administration are somewhat less optimistic than they were for Barack Obama in 2008 but more optimistic than they were in 2016 when Donald Trump won the election and in 2001 when George W. Bush was sworn in,” Gallup reported.
The report added: “Yet, after a divisive election amid sharp partisan polarization, the public is largely unconvinced that the incoming administration will be able to heal the political divisions that exist in the country. Americans will surely be watching closely to see if Biden is able to work with Republicans to help America move past the pandemic and its ill effects.”