Despite a number of hints, Donald Trump has not yet officially commented on whether he intends to run in the US presidential election in a good two years' time - and neither has incumbent Joe Biden, by the way. And yet US citizens seem to be increasingly at odds with their ex-president.
In a recent survey commissioned by the NBC television network, only 34 percent of those surveyed have a positive opinion of the 76-year-old Republican - the lowest level since April 2021. A full 54 percent of the 1,000 voters surveyed see it negatively – also a record since April 2021.
In contrast, President Joe Biden, 79, was able to increase support for himself in the survey: 45 percent agree with his policy (previous month: 42 percent), 52 percent reject it (55 percent). Nevertheless, the values for him have tended to get worse since April 2021.
When asked about the wishes for the midterms in November, the survey shows a stalemate: 46 percent each want Congress to be dominated by the Republicans or the Democrats in the future. Among supporters of the Republican Party, border security is seen as the most pressing problem in the United States, among those of the Democratic Party, abortion rights.
According to NBC, the error tolerance of the representative survey is 3.1 percentage points, the survey period was from September 9 to 13, 2022.