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Quinnipiac University released a new poll on Tuesday that claims nearly six in 10 Americans view President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he’ll run for President in 2024 negatively. However, 62 percent of Republicans view it positively.

The same poll shows nearly 80 percent of Republicans consider themselves to be supporters of Trump’s MAGA movement. While the poll suggests there is some consternation about Trump’s run, 49 percent said it is either very likely or somewhat likely Trump will win while 48 percent said it’s either not so likely or not likely at all.

Interestingly, the poll seems to be a bit of an outlier compared to other polls as it claims Republicans are “evenly split” on Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Each man received 44 percent.

While 55 percent of those polled said they think Trump has had a mainly negative impact on the GOP, 70 percent of Republicans said they believe it has been mainly positive.

Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said it’s an “underwhelming welcome” back to the field for Trump, but acknowledged the poll sends a mixed message.

“Nearly 60 percent of Americans say they do not want to see him back in the Oval Office, but nearly half of Americans think it’s likely,” he said.

Just 60 percent of Republicans said they’d like to see DeSantis run for President.

Malloy claimed that Trump and DeSantis are in a “dead heat” among Republicans some 700 days out from the caucus and primary season.

Joe Biden is not a favorite either. 68 percent of Americans said they do not want to see Biden run in 2024. Only 51 percent of Democrats want to see a Biden run.

Of note, Trump and Biden have nearly identical favorability numbers in the poll. Biden is viewed favorably by 38 percent and unfavorably by 52 percent. Trump is viewed favorably by 37 percent and unfavorably by 54 percent.

DeSantis is still an unknown to more than one-third of voters. He is viewed favorably by 33 percent and unfavorably by 29 percent. Thirty-six percent said they haven’t heard enough about him.

Just 28 percent said they view Vice President Kamala Harris favorably. Twenty-two percent said they haven’t heard enough about her.

Biden continues to drown on economic policy, with 62 percent of registered voters disapproving of his handling of the economy. Just 32 percent approve.

To see more information about the poll, including the exact wording of the questions, visit this link.


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