Former President Donald Trump may have left office earlier this year way down in some polling, but his favorability ratings have rebounded significantly since, especially over the past few weeks as his predecessor, Joe Biden, continues to stumble.
The current president’s handling of the Afghanistan pullout was perceived to have been a disaster by a large number of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans. His reversal of Trump’s immigration and border enforcement policies have been blamed on attracting more than 1.3 million illegal immigrants since he took office in January, perpetuating migrant crises like the one involving some 15,000 Haitians who gathered in makeshift camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, last week. An increasing number of Americans are worried about escalating inflation, brought on in part by massive government spending before and after Biden was inaugurated. And the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, along with new mandates imposed by
All of which have had a deleterious effect on the current president’s approval ratings to the benefit of the previous president.
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