New Poll Shocker: Half Of Voters Say Trump Era Was Better – What's Behind The Change of Heart?

By Lisa Pelgin | Monday, 15 April 2024 01:50 PM
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In a recent article, the New York Times, a publication often associated with liberal viewpoints, acknowledged an increasing number of voters are reflecting on Donald Trump's presidency with a more favorable outlook.

This comes amidst growing dissatisfaction with the Biden administration's handling of various issues.

The article, published on Sunday, suggested that voters are developing a "rosier picture" of Trump's presidency, especially when contrasted with Biden's performance on matters such as immigration, the economy, and law and order.

The New York Times and Siena College conducted a poll, the results of which were reported in the article. It stated, "Views of Donald J. Trump’s presidency have become more positive since he left office, bolstering his case for election and posing a risk to President Biden’s strategy of casting his opponent as unfit for the presidency."

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While the tumultuous nature of Trump's administration remains in the collective memory, a significant number of voters now view his handling of the economy, immigration, and law and order more favorably. The poll revealed that before the 2020 election, only 39 percent of voters believed the country had improved under Trump. However, in retrospect, nearly half now believe his presidency brought about positive changes.

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The poll's findings highlight a shift in voter sentiment, with some now recalling the Trump era as a period of economic prosperity and robust national security.

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The article further noted that a larger proportion of voters believe Trump's leadership was more beneficial for the country than the current Biden administration. Despite Trump's reputation as a divisive and polarizing figure, with low ratings on race relations and unifying the country, 42 percent of voters view his presidency as mostly good for the country, compared to 25 percent who say the same about Biden's. Nearly half of the respondents believe the Biden years have been mostly detrimental to the country.

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The New York Times article did not address the perceived failures of Biden's foreign policy, particularly in relation to escalating tensions in the Middle East. On Saturday evening, Iran launched a series of drone attacks towards Israel, further straining the already tense situation in the region.

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Meanwhile, Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania, where he criticized Biden for the ongoing conflict. "I want to say God Bless the people of Israel, they are under attack right now, that’s because we show great weakness," he declared. "This would not happen, the weakness that we’ve shown is unbelievable and it would not have happened if we were in office, you know that, they know that, and everybody knows that.”

This shift in public sentiment, as reported by the New York Times, underscores the challenges facing the Biden administration and the potential implications for future elections.

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