‘Inept and incompetent’ American voters want to DITCH Biden and ‘wish Trump had won’

Trump's presidency was 'fairly popular' says Patrick Basham

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According to the poll of 1,500 likely voters for the Washington DC based Democracy Institute, 54 percent said they would prefer Trump to be President now compared to a woeful 43 percent for Biden. It comes as Biden is mired in an economic crisis and has been accused of  “a failure of leadership” which is seeing Americans turn their backs on Ukraine.

According to the Democracy Institute/Express US monthly US tracker poll, almost three-quarters of the country (73 percent), believe America is heading in the wrong direction under Biden.

He has not been helped by a national shortage of baby formula, even though he has ordered emergency supplies with 61 percent blaming him for the crisis.

A depressed US electorate also appears to expect the worst under Biden’s leadership, with 63 percent expecting the US to enter a recession.

Inflation, economy and jobs are all the top issues of concern for Americans according to the findings.

The poll says that six in 10 Americans think Biden has handled the economy poorly.

And more than half of Americans (54 percent) are unhappy with Biden’s record as President and believe he is incompetent.

In contrast, the door appears to be open for a Trump return after the controversial 2020 election in which he and his supporters claim the Democrats cheated in.

Almost two-thirds (65 percent) don’t believe Biden will secure a second term in 2024. When matched against Trump, the former President comes out on top by 48 percent to 43 percent.

Trump also beats the most likely Democrat candidates with Hilary Clinton repeating her 2016 loss by 47 percent to 41 percent according to the poll and Vice President Kamala Harris losing by a crushing 48 percent to 37 percent.

Biden’s unpopularity is set to hit the Democrats in the crucial mid-term elections in November where the Republicans are set to win both Houses of Congress.

The poll suggests a 50 percent to 41 percent vote in favour of the Republicans for the House of Representatives, giving them 264 seats to 171.

In the Senate race, the Republicans come out on top 48 percent to 42 percent giving them control of the upper House by 54 to 46.

This heightens the chances of impeachment proceedings starting against Biden over allegations surrounding the business activities of his son Hunter.

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Director of the Democracy Institute Patrick Basham said that voters in America have “buyers’ regret” about Biden after a disappointing Presidency.

He said: “Each thing they are trying [to gain popularity]] like Ukraine [war] and abortion [row with the Supreme Court] so far to change the narrative of the issues and how people view the administration, nothing has stuck in a positive way.

“They keep digging and it gets deeper for them.”

He went on: “The view is that Biden is now inept and incompetent.”

People are looking a year and a half in and saying ‘how they do stuff and what they seem to be behind the curve on and what they tell us, how they seem to be wrong about everything.’

“They are now overwhelmingly viewed as incompetent.”

“When you are viewed as not up to the job, not competent enough then that is tough.”

He said the poll also confirmed while Trump was divisive personally, his Presidency and policies were popular among Americans.

He said: “Trump was actually a fairly popular President, true to say personally he wasn’t popular even though his core supporters love him. A lot of people hate him.

“But his Presidency in terms of his individual policies and what he was attempting to do was either popular to begin with or became popular as people saw the results of his Presidency.”

DEMOCRACY INSTITUTE/EXPRESS.CO.UK POLL TRACKER 29 May 2022

 

Results

US House of Representatives

 

National Generic Congressional Vote

 

Q “Which party’s congressional candidate will you vote for in this year’s election for the House of Representatives?”

 

  • Republican candidate = 50%

  • Democratic candidate = 41%

  • Other/Undecided = 9%

 

Sub-groups

 

  • Registered Republicans: 

Republican = 94%    Democratic = 3%   Undecided = 3%

  • Registered Democrats: 

Republican = 9%   Democratic = 82%   Undecided = 9%

  • Registered Independents: 

Republican = 52%   Democratic = 34%   Undecided = 14% 

  • Male voters: 

Republican = 50%   Democratic = 43%   Undecided = 7%

  • Female voters: 

Republican = 53%   Democratic = 40%   Undecided = 7% 

  • White voters: 

Republican = 52%   Democratic = 36%   Undecided = 12%

  • Black voters: 

Republican 28%    Democratic = 64%   Undecided = 8%

  • Hispanic voters: 

Republican 51%    Democratic = 38%   Undecided = 11%

 

House of Representatives Seat Projection (if voting uniformly mirrors these poll results)

 

435 total seats / 218 seats needed to win majority

  • Republicans (+) 53 seats = 264 seats (211 current)

 

US Senate

 

National Generic Senatorial Vote

 

Q “Which party’s candidate will/would you vote for in this year’s election for the Senate?”

 

  • Republican candidate = 48%

  • Democratic candidate = 42%

  • Other/Undecided = 10%

 

Sub-groups

 

  • Registered Republicans: 

Republican = 92%    Democratic = 3%   Undecided = 5%

  • Registered Democrats: 

Republican = 9%   Democratic = 84%   Undecided = 7%

  • Registered Independents: 

Republican = 51%   Democratic = 36%   Undecided = 13% 

  • Male voters: 

Republican = 50%   Democratic = 42%   Undecided = 8%

  • Female voters: 

Republican = 46%   Democratic = 41%   Undecided = 13% 

  • White voters: 

Republican = 52%   Democratic = 36%   Undecided = 12%

  • Black voters: 

Republican 26%    Democratic = 67%   Undecided = 7%

  • Hispanic voters: 

Republican 48%    Democratic = 40%   Undecided = 12%

 

Senate Seat Projection (if voting uniformly mirrors these poll results)

 

100 total seats / currently 50 Democrats 50 Republicans

  • Republicans (+) 4 seats = 54 seats 

  • Democrats (-) 4 seats = 46 seats 

  • Projected Republican gains: Arizona; Georgia; New Hampshire; Nevada

 

Enthusiasm Gap

 

Q “Are you extremely or very enthusiastic about your choice of congressional candidate?”

 

  • Republican voters = 64%

  • Democratic voters = 45%

 

Biden’s Job Approval Rating 

 

Q “Do you approve or disapprove of Joe Biden’s overall performance as President?”

 

  • Approve = 39%

  • Disapprove  = 56%

 

Q “Would you describe the Biden administration as generally competent or incompetent?”

  • Competent = 42%

  • Incompetent = 54%

 

Q “Do you think President Joe Biden is a better or worse president than former President Donald Trump?”

 

  • Better = 43%

  • Worse = 54%

 

Direction of Country

 

Q “Is America currently heading in the right or wrong direction as a country?”

 

  • Right = 25%

  • Wrong = 73%

 

Most Important Issue & Favoured Party

Q “What issue is most important to you, and which party do you favour on this issue?”

  • Inflation = 27%  [Republicans favored by 21 points]

  • Economy/Jobs = 14%   [Republicans +16]

  • Crime = 13%   [Republicans +22]

  • Education = 8%   [Republicans +9]

  • Immigration = 11%   [Republicans +11]

  • Baby formula = 13% [Republicans +26]

  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 = 5%   [Democrats +2]

  • Ukraine/Russia = 5%   [Republicans +5]

  • Abortion = 4% [partisan tie]

 

Baby Formula Crisis 

Q “Who do you blame for the current baby formula shortage?”

  • Biden administration = 61%

  • Baby formula companies = 22%

  • Other = 17%

 

Abortion

Q “If the Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe v Wade decision that effectively legalised abortion, will you be more likely to vote in November?”

 

  • Democrats = 17% more likely 

  • Republicans = 24% more likely

Biden’s Domestic Policy Ratings

 

Q “Do you approve of President Biden’s overall handling of the economy?”

 

  • Yes = 33%

  • No = 60%

 

Q “Do you expect an economic recession during the next 12 months?”

  • Yes = 63%

  • No = 28%

 

Biden’s Foreign Policy Ratings 

 

Q “Do you approve of President Biden’s overall handling of foreign policy?”

 

  • Yes = 37%

  • No = 58%

 

Q “Do you approve of President Biden’s handling of the Ukraine crisis?”

 

  • Yes = 36%

  • No = 53%

 

Q “Do you approve or disapprove of Congress spending an additional $40 billion on military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine?”

 

  • Approve = 45%

  • Disapprove = 50%

 

Q “Which country is hurt more by the economic sanctions imposed upon Russia?”

 

  • America = 56%

  • Russia = 42%

 

Q “Is it okay for the US to let Ukraine lose to Russia?”

 

  • Yes = 45%

  • No = 40%

 

Q “Should the US government work to remove Russian president Vladimir Putin from power?”

 

  • Yes = 42%

  • No = 48%

 

Q “Which of the following scenarios would be better for America?”

 

  • President Putin doesn’t remain in power in the Kremlin = 43%

  • President Biden doesn’t remain in power in the White House = 56%

 

Q “Which country poses the greatest threat to America?”

 

  • China = 45%

  • Iran = 20%

  • North Korea = 17%

  • Russia = 14%

  • Other = 4%

 

Q “If foreign leaders could be elected president in America, which foreign leader would you most like to see in the White House?”  

 

  • Boris Johnson (British Prime Minister) = 31%

  • Emmanuel Macron (President of France) = 20%

  • Vladimir Putin (President of Russia) = 16%

  • Olaf Scholz (Chancellor of Germany) = 6%

  • Justin Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister) = 18%

  • Xi Jinping (Chinese President) = 9%

2024 Presidential Election

Q “Will President Biden be reelected in 2024?”

 

  • Yes = 33%

  • No = 65%

 

2024 Presidential Match-Ups

Q “If the 2024 presidential election is between President Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, and former President Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, who will you vote for?”

 

  • Biden = 43%

  • Trump = 48%

  • Other/Undecided = 9%

 

Q “If the 2024 presidential election is between Vice-President Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidate, and former President Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, who will you vote for?”

 

  • Harris = 37%

  • Trump = 48%

  • Other/Undecided = 15%

 

Q “If the 2024 presidential election is between Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, and former President Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, who will you vote for?”

 

  • Clinton = 41%

  • Trump = 47%

  • Other/Undecided = 12%

Poll Methodology

 

The fieldwork for this survey of a randomly selected national telephone (landline and cell) sample of 1500 likely voters was conducted by the Democracy Institute’s polling unit from May 24th to May 26th 2022. The national party identification turnout model is D (+) 2, i.e., Democrats = 35 percent; Republicans = 33 percent; and Independents = 32 percent. The survey was conducted via interactive voice response, in which recorded questions were played for randomly-dialled respondents and answers were given via their telephone keypads. To ensure a representative sample, the results were weighted for key demographic and political variables including, but not limited to, party identification, gender, age, education, income, region, voting history, and cell phone-only households. This national poll has a margin of error of (+/-) 3 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval. 

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