More voters think President Biden is taking credit for Trump’s achievements: poll
A new survey of registered voters found an increasing number of Americans believe President Joe Biden is taking credit for former President Donald Trump’s achievements.
“Almost half (49%) of surveyed voters believe President Biden is taking credit for some of Trump’s accomplishments, mainly, vaccine rollout/distribution and the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, while 37% of voters thought Biden accomplished the vaccine rollout and withdrawal of American troops all on his own; 14% were not sure,” said Zogby Analytics pollster Jonathan Zogby.
“President Joe Biden has been riding a sky high job approval rating as of late. His high job approval rating can be attributed to a few factors: better treatment (than Trump) by the mainstream media, passing the Recovery Act, a new presidency inside of six months in office, and he is boring,” Zogby continued.
Zogby explains the breakdown of the data by age, location, gender, and income level. “The sub-groups most likely to think President Biden was taking credit for Trump’s accomplishments were voters living in the South (52%) and Central Great Lakes regions (53%), aged 65+ (61%), men (57%), rural voters (67%), Republicans (76%), voters whose annual household income is $150K+ (53%), consumers-weekly Walmart shoppers (54%), White voters (55%), and Baby Boomers (55%).”
“During Biden’s first six months in office he has been overseeing a mediocre vaccine rollout, and he also called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Depending on who you ask, one has to wonder if Biden’s taking some of the credit away from former President Trump for these particular feats. To Trump’s credit he established Operation Warp Speed, passed the first stimulus bill, and was also first to publicly call for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, for which he was met with opposition from both sides of the aisle and the military establishment,” Zogby said.
“The sub-groups most likely to think Biden achieved these feats on his own were East and West region voters (42%), Democrats (57%), African Americans (52%), small city voters (44%), younger voters aged 18-29 (40%) and 18-24 (41%), women (41%), large city voters (46%), and urban women (50%),” Zogby added.
The poll also found that a majority of voters believe Biden is being treated nicer by the press compared to the treatment of Donald Trump.
When respondents were asked whether or not they thought the mainstream media was “protecting Biden,” “a strong majority (62%)” said yes. “Only 27% disagreed (strongly and somewhat disagreed combined), while 11% were not sure,” Zogby found.
The survey found that a majority of voters also feel Biden’s communication team is protecting him by preventing him from speaking to the press. “A majority (59%) agreed, three in ten disagreed, and 11% were not sure.”