Trump earns spot as the most respected U.S. leader: new data
A plurality of Americans agree that Donald J. Trump has earned their respect as a U.S. leader compared to a slate of other American figureheads, a new poll from Rasmussen has revealed.
Their data found that “42% of Likely U.S. Voters say they respect Trump most as a leader.” Joe Biden had 21 percent of respect, former President Barack Obama earned 17 percent, and former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton netted a meager two percent.
The Rasmussen survey was conducted between February 5-7.
President Trump’s popularity with mainstream voters in the U.S. has seemed to robustly increase during his 2024 campaign for reelection, while Biden’s has taken a nosedive. Per Rasmussen, Joe Biden had a 57 percent job disapproval rating among American voters in February 2024.
In the GOP primary election, Trump has a supermajority of support, with unstoppable momentum in every primary state with virtually no competition. Every other candidate of note has dropped out of the race except for Nikki Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina.
Notably, in Rasmussen’s poll, Haley had just five percent of U.S. Likely Voters’ support. Her popularity in the respect department was sandwiched between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) at 5 percent and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who earned just three percent.
Per RSBN, Haley is trailing Trump by 37 points in her home state, which is set to have its primary election on Saturday, February 24. Polymarket’s betting odds also project Trump to win the general election in November, giving him a 22-point advantage over Joe Biden.
In their forecast, even a supposed last-minute candidate like Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., or former First Lady Michelle Obama cannot compete with Trump. According to their data, Obama had only a seven percent chance of winning, and Newsom had only four percent.