A majority of Republican voters now think that Donald Trump is a “better president” than Abraham Lincoln, according to a new poll.
The Economist and YouGov polled 1,500 American adults, asking them to compare President Trump with some of his predecessors.
The Washington Examiner reports that among Republicans, Trump beats Lincoln with 53 percent of the vote. This same comparison among Democrats and Independents fell the way of Lincoln with 94 percent and 78 percent respectively.
No other demographic placed Trump over or even remotely close to beating Lincoln. The poll was separated by gender, age, race, party identification, family income, region, voter status, voting history, and political ideology.
While Trump may have won the head-to-head with individuals who identify as Republicans, he lost big among those who were actually registered to vote. A vast majority registered Republican voters (74 percent) sided with the Civil War-era president over the current man in the White house.
From new YouGov poll….
A Majority (53%) of Republicans think Donald Trump was a better President than Abraham Lincoln. pic.twitter.com/CrsiYeLUdJ
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) November 29, 2019
The Washington Examiner reports:
Republican adults were the only segment polled that considered Trump to be a better president than Lincoln.
Researchers conducted the poll days after House Democrats wrapped up the first round of public hearings in the impeachment proceedings into Trump. Democrats may decide to conduct more hearings after Thanksgiving or pass impeachment articles against the president, which would lead to a trial in the Senate.
Trump is definitely the best POTUS since Lincoln. Better than Lincoln? Not yet…but he’s getting close imo.
— D€RWIN 💎 (@tweetderwin) November 30, 2019
Kudos to Trump who has thus far avoided a civil war. Surely that makes him the better president?
— Alex Moffatt (@amoffatt17) November 30, 2019
Trump will go down as the greatest American president of all time. As soon as the liberal left engage their brains they will all agree.
— the special júan (@thespecial00001) November 30, 2019
Not yet he isn't. As the question again when President Trump leaves office in January 2025. But being 'better' than Lincoln is a high bar. He will have to do something more extraordinary than he has so far.
— Proud American (@Stonejagwar) November 30, 2019