Trump Voted Most Respected American Leader

( – Former President Trump was declared the most respected leader, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports on February 12. The telephone and online survey asked 749 likely voters to choose who they respected most as a leader. They were asked to choose between President Biden, former President Trump, former Secretary of State and failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Utah Senator Mitt Romney.

Former President Trump placed first, receiving 42 percent of the survey votes. Biden received just 21 percent, and Obama received only 17 percent. Haley and Sanders tied with five percent of the survey votes. Romney and Clinton received three and two percent, respectively. Trump’s total support topped the combination of Biden, Obama, and Clinton’s support by three percent. Most interestingly, 28 percent of black voters said that Trump was their choice for “most respected” leader, while Biden was the choice of just 25 percent. Obama beat Trump in this category, but only by seven percentage points. Clinton, Romney, and Haley each earned a measly one percent of black voter support.

Seventy-five percent of Republican respondents chose Trump as their most respected leader. Only 43 percent of Democrat respondents chose Biden. Thirty-nine percent of Independent or otherwise unaffiliated voters chose Trump, with Obama placing second at 17 percent. Biden came in third with 13 percent among the voter category. The poll was released shortly after an NBC News poll that showed that “More voters say Trump’s administration outperformed expectations” than Biden’s.

Just 14 percent of respondents said Biden’s performance exceeded their expectations, while 40 percent said the same for Trump. Forty-two percent said that Biden has done worse than expected, while only 29 percent said the same for Trump’s presidency. Biden is also losing support among black, Latino, and young voters, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll.

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