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Poll: Majority of Republicans Think Trump Is a Better President Than Abraham Lincoln

A survey has found that a majority of Republicans believe President Donald Trump is a better leader than Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president whose face is emblazoned on the $5 bill and penny.

A Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll found that 53 percent of surveyed Republicans thought Trump was better while 47 percent believed it was still Lincoln, underscoring just how popular Trump is among his voter base less than a year before the 2020 election.

Overall, 75 percent of Americans thought Lincoln was the better president, but the poll suggests that amid the impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats, Trump is still maintaining a very strong approval rating among Republicans.

“And the Do Nothing Democrats want to impeach President Trump?” he wrote on Twitter over the weekend, including a link of the news story about the poll results.

And the Do Nothing Democrats want to impeach President Trump? https://t.co/i3tPDJtuuA

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2019

Earlier this year, Trump spoke of his popularity among Republicans.

“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 tabloid.

“Beating Lincoln,” Trump said at the time. “I beat our Honest Abe.”

Former President Ronald Reagan remains Republicans most beloved president, beating Trump 59 percent to 41 percent in terms of favorability.

The Economist/YouGov poll surveyed 1,500 Americans from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26. It has a 2.8-percent margin or error.

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Meanwhile, approval for President Trump increase to 34.5 percent among black registered voters in a recent Emerson poll.

The number is notable because only 8 percent of blacks voted for Trump in 2016, according to Cornell Universitys Roper Center.

The Emerson poll of 1,092 registered voters was conducted Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, partly by automated landline calls and partly online. The same poll taken a Read More – Source

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