Biggest Issues Americans Have With Both Biden And Trump

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – A recent survey conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs revealed that Americans hold critical views of both President Biden and former President Trump’s tenures, attributing negative impacts to each for various reasons.

The survey indicates that many see Biden’s presidency as detrimental to the nation due to factors such as the cost of living, immigration policies, and international relations. Specifically, 58% of those surveyed, and 87% of Republican respondents, believe Biden has negatively affected the country through increased living costs. Additionally, 56% of respondents feel Biden’s policies have harmed the country regarding immigration and border security, with 88% of Republicans agreeing.

On the other hand, Trump’s presidency is perceived as having negative effects on several key issues including voting rights, election security, international relations, abortion laws, and climate change. Forty-seven percent of survey participants think both Biden and Trump have damaged the United States’ international relationships. Party lines heavily influence these perceptions, with most Democrats critical of Trump’s international dealings and Republicans critical of Biden’s.

Regarding domestic policies, 46% believe Trump’s administration undermined voting rights and election laws, with 75% of Democrats convinced he negatively impacted the electoral process. Conversely, 54% of Republicans feel he made positive contributions in these areas.

Trump was also rated poorly on his handling of abortion and climate change, two issues the Biden campaign is emphasizing. Despite some Democrats acknowledging negative aspects of Biden’s presidency, very few Republicans believe Trump’s presidency had adverse effects on any front.

Interestingly, when asked about the personal benefits from their presidencies, 77% of Republicans felt that Trump’s policies were beneficial to them, whereas only 52% of Democrats said the same about Biden. This survey underscores the deep partisan divide and differing perspectives on the leadership impacts of both recent U.S. presidents.

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