The Economist and YouGov published results of its latest polling on U.S. politics this week. One poll gauged Trump’s favorability versus Lincoln, who was the U.S. president between 1861 and 1865 and who steered America through the Civil War and abolished slavery.
When asked who was the better President, Lincoln or Trump, slightly more than half (53%) of Republicans said Trump.
That is in stark contrast to respondents who identify as Democrats and independent. 94 percent of Democrats said Lincoln was the better president, as did 78 percent of independent voters. Overall, 75 percent of poll respondents picked Lincoln compared to 25 percent for Trump.
Republicans also preferred Trump over all post World War II presidents with the exception of Ronald Reagan.