Former President Donald Trump got another boost in a newly released survey that asked respondents which policies they liked more, his or those implemented by Joe Biden.
Of likely voters, the most reliable group, 44% chose Trump while 31% picked Biden when asked, “Which of the following politicians most represents your political views?” according to a survey by Rasmussen Reports.
What’s more, “while 73% of Republican voters say Trump represents their views, only 58% of Democrats feel Biden represents them,” Newsmax reported, citing the survey.
Meanwhile, one of Congress’ most vocal and visible members, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was cited by 19% as the politician who speaks for them, the survey found.
In another shocking result, of voters not affiliated with either major party, 47% say Trump represents their views, 22% say Biden, and 11% say Ocasio-Cortez, Rasmussen found.
The new national telephone and online survey by conservative Rasmussen Reports finds that 44% of GOP voters say the party’s voters are becoming more conservative than their party’s leadership. A smaller number of Democrats, 39%, say their party’s voters are becoming more liberal than leaders.
In terms of gender, 31% of men and 30% of women voters say Biden is the politician who most represents their political views, but more men (47%) than women (41%) say Trump is most representative of their views.
Voters ages 40-64 have the highest regard for Trump, with 56% saying he represents their political views, compared to just 26% of this age group who say the same about Biden. More voters under 40 feel more represented by Biden (32%) than Trump (30%), but 20% of young voters also say that Ocasio-Cortez most represents their political views, about three times higher than among older voters.
It’s just the latest survey that has more favorable results for the former president compared to the current Oval Office occupant.
In September, Rasmussen Reports noted that while 43% of likely voters said they would cast a ballot for Trump, just 37% said they would do so for Biden again, while 14% percent said they would choose a different candidate.
In addition, more Biden voters than Trump voters expressed remorse for the ballot they cast during the 2020 election, which is the primary reason why Trump would win today, Rasmussen said.
Six times more Biden voters regret their choice than Trump voters, by a margin of 12% to 2%, respectively, according to the survey.
“If a rematch of the 2020 election were held now, Trump would win, because only 79% of Biden voters say they would vote for him again and seven percent (7%) would switch their vote to Trump,” the survey noted.
“By comparison, 81% of Trump’s 2020 voters would vote for him again and just two percent (2%) would switch to Biden,” Rasmussen added.
In addition, Rasmussen noted, voters who selected a third-party candidate in November said they are now three times more likely to vote for Trump (21%) versus Biden (7%), while 58% said they would still choose a third-party candidate and 14% said they weren’t sure.
Likewise, about twice as many of those who regret their 2020 vote say they’d now pick Trump (51%) rather than vote for Biden (26%), Rasmussen added.
Interestingly, Rasmussen noted that more Democrats than Republicans were surveyed.