Poll: Majority of Republicans say Trump better president than Lincoln

Poll: Majority of Republicans say Trump better president than Lincoln
Trumps meet Lincoln at pre-inaugural festival on 19 Jan 2017. YouTube video

[Ed. – Er… OK, but there are also polls that say Obama was better than Lincoln.]

A majority of Republicans say President Trump is a better leader than former President Lincoln, according to this week’s Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll.

Fifty-three percent of Republicans said Trump was a better president than Lincoln, while 47 percent chose the Civil War-era leader.

Lincoln still overwhelmingly beats Trump among all Americans, 75 percent to 25 percent, with the vast majority of Democrats and independents choosing the former president.

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While impeachment and other controversies surrounding Trump continue to dominate headlines, polls have shown the president maintaining a strong approval rating among Republicans.

The Economist/YouGov poll found that 87 percent of those in the GOP either somewhat or strongly approve of the job he’s doing as president.

Trump in the past has boasted of his approval rating within the party, comparing his popularity to Lincoln’s.

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