New Poll Shows Majority Of Republicans Say Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln
A new Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll showed this week that the majority of Republican voters believe that Donald Trump is a better leader than former President Abraham Lincoln.
According to the poll, 53 percent of Republicans believe that Trump is a better president than Lincoln, while 47 percent sided with the former president.
While Trump does hold the lead among Republicans, the majority of Americans overwhelmingly sided with Lincoln. According to the poll, 75 of all people surveyed said that Lincoln was the better president.
Trump in the past has boasted of his approval rating within the party, comparing his popularity to Lincoln’s.
“You know, a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party,” Trump said in a July interview with The Sun newspaper in the U.K.
“Beating Lincoln,” Trump added, without clarifying to which poll he was referring. “I beat our Honest Abe.”
The Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll surveyed 1,500 Americans from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26 and has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.