The NBC News Poll, which was recently conducted by the news agency, showed that former president Donald Trump’s ratings have fallen in the almost first 100 days out of office. These polls were conducted between April 17-20 with 1000 participants. The overall margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percent.
Trump’s ratings among all adults are 32 percent favorable and 55 percent unfavorable. This is a fall in ratings as earlier in the year, in January he had a better rating with 40 percent favorable and 53 percent unfavorable. It is also lower than the numbers he polled before the November 2020 elections were 43 favorable and 52 unfavorable. The ratings are according to polls that were conducted on registered voters.
Poll ratings often fall when a president leaves office but what was surprising about this poll is that many Republicans have chosen the party over Trump and this is the first time it has happened in the past year. In April 2021, 50 percent chose the Republican Party while 44 percent favored Donald Trump. In January 2021, Both the Republican Party and the former president had the same rating of 46 percent while in April 2020 Donald Trump polled way ahead with 54 percent while the Republican Party polled 35 percent.
This poll has brought up a few surprises as it’s the first time since July 2019 that Donald Trump has less supporters when compared to party supporters. It is also the first time that the GOP polled 50 percent when Republicans were asked about their allegiance.
Many members of the GOP have made a beeline to visit Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. He is still considered to be a formidable force in the party and Republicans find it tough to maintain a balance between him and the GOP. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and other representatives of the GOP have been making repeated visits to consult him on GOP matters.