Trump's favorable, unfavorable ratings nearly level 100 days after leaving office: poll

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE’s favorable and unfavorable ratings are nearly level after he left office more than 100 days ago, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.

Forty-six percent of respondents said they had a favorable opinion of the former president, according to the poll, while 48 percent said they had an unfavorable view of him. 

The same poll showed Trump’s political rival, President BidenJoe BidenAtlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE, with a 55 percent favorable rating and a 39 percent unfavorable rating. 


The former president has remained active since leaving office in January, hosting GOP officials at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., endorsing Republican candidates and criticizing a number of moves and policy proposals made by Biden and his administration. 

On Monday, Trump released a statement reiterating his past unfounded claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. 

"The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!" Trump said in the statement.

The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey of 1,872 registered voters was conducted from April 27 to 29. It is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll.

Full poll results will be posted online later this week. The survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.