Trump’s favorability topples to lowest of his post-presidency: poll

Former President Donald Trump’s favorability rating has fallen to one of the lowest points since he left the White House, according to a new poll. ​

Just 34% of registered voters have a positive view of the former president, compared to 54% who have an unfavorable view, giving him a -20 net negative rating, an NBC News poll released Sunday found. ​

That net score is down slightly from last month when it was 54% negative and 36% positive, and May, when it was 36% positive and 51% negative. ​

His rating hit its lowest mark in April 2021 at 55% negative and 32% positive for a -23 net negative. ​

Trump’s net negative rating puts him below the Republican Party (33% positive, 48% negative), the Democratic Party (37% positive, 47% negative) and President Biden (42% positive, 47% negative).

Former President Donald Trump’s favorability rating has fallen to one of the lowest points in his post-presidency.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is a likely challenger if Trump mounts a 2024 presidential bid, has a -2 net rating (- 31% positive, 33% negative).

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has been making moves that suggest he may throw his hat into the Democratic presidential race, has a 18% positive, 33% negative rating for a -15 net negative rating. 

But despite the low numbers tallied by Trump and the Republican Party with 50 days to go before November’s midterm elections, registered voters are split 46% to 46% over which political party they want to see control Congress. 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a likely challenger if Donald Trump mounts a 2024 presidential bid.
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That tie is basically unchanged from last month’s poll that gave Republicans a 2 percentage-point edge — still within the margin of error. 

The poll shows that Republican voters pick border security (50%), the economy (47%), immigration (46%) and crime (45%) as their top issues, while Democrats choose abortion (47%), health care (44%), education (40%) and protecting democracy (40%) as their most pressing issues. 

The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters between Sept. 9 and 13.

It has a plus/minus 3.1 percentage-point margin of error.