Former President Donald Trump’s favorability rating has plummeted to its lowest point in seven years as he embarks on his 2024 White House run, according to a poll released on Wednesday. 

The Quinnipiac University survey found that only 31% of registered voters have a favorable view of the 76-year-old former commander-in-chief, with 59% viewing him unfavorably. 

The rating is Trump’s lowest measured by Quinnipiac since July 2015, when 27% of registered voters held a favorable view of the real estate mogul just a month after he announced his 2016 presidential candidacy. 

Among registered Republicans, Trump’s favorables are significantly higher with 70% viewing him positively — but that figure is also the lowest among GOP voters since 2016, according to Quinnipiac.

The poll also asked registered voters if they want to see Trump on the GOP ticket in 2024, to which 70% answered negatively, including 38% of Republicans. 

The former president has stumbled out of the gates since announcing the launch of his third consecutive presidential campaign last month. 

The survey results were not in former President Donald Trump’s favor.
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His infamous pre-Thanksgiving dinner with anti-semitic rapper Kanye West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago drew the ire of Jewish Trump allies and several high-profile members of the Republican Party. 

He also called earlier this month for the “termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution” due to “massive fraud” in the 2020 election.

He later attempted to clarify his social media missive, writing: “What I said was that when there is ‘MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION,’ as has been irrefutably proven in the 2020 Presidential Election, steps must be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG.” 

Trump’s dinner with Kanye West rubbed many people wrong, which may have contributed to his plummeting numbers.
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Quinnipiac found that a slight majority of respondents (51%) said the comment should disqualify Trump from the 2024 race. 

The poll of 1,456 registered US voters was conducted Dec. 8-12. It has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.6 percentage points. 

Also Wednesday, a Wall Street Journal poll found that Florida ​Gov. Ron DeSantis leads the former president among Republican primary voters by 14 percentage points (52% to 38%) in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. 

DeSantis also outpaces Trump in terms of party approval, with 86% of GOP voters viewing the 44-year-old governor favorably, compared to 74% who view Trump favorably.


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