Donald Trump is back in the news after saying that Americans “like me more than ever” following a recent revelation in the polls which proves he still has a huge influence within the Republican party.
However, polls continue to show that President Joe Biden would beat him again if they were to face off in a rematch of the 2020 election.
Back in December 2020, Biden defeated Trump by more than 7 million national popular votes and seventy-four electoral college votes.
Nevertheless, the former president continues to push the narrative that the election was stolen from him due to widespread voter fraud.
During an appearance on the latest edition of Fox News’ Hannity, Trump boasted the weight of his endorsement for Republican candidates…
And he asserted that the American people were “liking” him more than ever.
“I’m very honored to say that my endorsement means more than any endorsement that has ever been given by anybody,” Trump said, “The fake news doesn’t like talking about it but the numbers are really incredible… If you look at the numbers, people are liking me more now than ever before.”
Trump insisted that the polling numbers for Republican candidates that he endorses “go up twenty, thirty, forty points sometimes.”
Polling data shared Tuesday by the campaign of Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), a 2022 Senate candidate, appeared to back up that claim.
“The Ted Budd for U.S Senate campaign today released survey results that reveal Ted Budd sees a forty-five point net positive swing and surges to a nineteen point lead when likely Republican primary voters learn that President Donald Trump has endorsed Ted Budd for U.S Senate,” Budd’s campaign said in a statement.
Now, while Trump may be very popular among Republicans and retain considerable influence within the Republican Party, there is little reason to believe that his popularity has increased over the whole of America.
Nonetheless, recent national polling of his hypothetical 2024 rematch with Biden shows he shouldn’t be confident in his ideals.
A poll conducted by YouGov and released late last month showed Biden with a 10 percent lead over Trump, slightly down from a twelve percent Biden lead earlier that month. In April, an Ipsos poll had Biden leading Trump by seventeen percent.
Trump said on Wednesday that his self-declared boost in popularity was the result of the policies of the Biden administration, explaining that Americans are “watching what’s happening with our country” and “I guess it’s making me very popular.”
Meanwhile, an average of approval polls compiled by polling analysis site FiveThirtyEight finds that fifty-one percent of Americans currently approve of Biden – more than ever approved of Trump during his time in office.
Trump is thinking of rerunning for President in 2024.
His claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him have sparked mass controversy. This led to some mass riots, including Trump supporters storming the Capitol building in Washington D.C at the beginning of January. Called to action by Trump, thousands of his supporters gathered on January 5th and 6th in support of his stolen election claim and to demand that former Vice President Michael Pence and Congress reject Biden’s victory.
Despite denying he had anything to do with the attacks, his social media accounts were banned by Twitter and Facebook.
Many people in America still believe the election was stolen.