According to a new Morning Consult poll, former President Trump’s approval rating remains strong in key battleground states, more than one-year after leaving the Oval. Nearly four in five GOP voters in the early primary states of Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania hold favorable opinions of Trump.

“Across each of the four early primary states, the former president is more popular than other prominent GOP figures, including: Vice President Mike Pence, who’s seen positive sentiment decline across the map since January 2021; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is most polarizing among the GOP electorate; and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is still largely unknown to the rank and file,” the pollsters reported.

The report added, “the majority (57%) say Trump should continue to play a ‘major role’ in the GOP, compared with 20% who say he should play a minor role and just 16% who say he should play no role at all.”

Meanwhile, President Biden is underwater according to a recent CBS/YouGov Poll; Biden’s overall job approval is 42%, down one point from last month and the lowest watermark yet for Joe.

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