Trump And McCarthy Gain Major Support

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( – A new poll has shown an increase in both former President Donald Trump and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s approval ratings following the slow start in 2023.

In recent months the Republicans have had to deal with an onslaught of issues ranging from their lackluster midterm election performance to Trump’s ongoing legal investigations and challenges, to the lengthy Speakership vote. However, despite all of this a new YouGov survey indicates that the GOP’s approval ratings appear to be moving upward following the challenging start to 2023.

December 2022, YouGov Poll showed the GOP was not very popular with most U.S. adults; it was 14 points underwater. Currently, the tables appear to have slightly turned as 48 percent of respondents view the party unfavorably while 44 percent view it favorably.

The new poll, which took place from January 14 to 17 and had 1,500 U.S. adult respondents, showed the party overall was improving. The ratings of many party leaders also appeared to have increased in the past few weeks.

Trump’s rating appeared to have improved in a similar fashion to the GOPs overall ratings. From being underwater by 14 points on December 31, to now having 48 percent of respondents view him unfavorably, while 45 percent view him more favorably.

Still, even though Trump’s poll performance might be slightly better it does not mean that he is out of trouble. In fact, Trump is still facing a growing number of investigations, many of these deal with the 2020 presidential election. This includes potential overturning attempts and the classified documents found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

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