More Republicans support their party than former President Donald Trump for the first time in two years, according to a new NBC News poll.
Half of Republican respondents said they are more supportive of the GOP than the former president while 44% of GOP voters said they are bigger supporters of Trump than the party.
It is the first time since July 2019 that more Republicans supported their party than Trump and the first time that at least 50% of GOP voters said they are stronger supporters of the party.
Trump support remains strong among the GOP as he teases a potential 2024 presidential run but his numbers are deeply underwater outside of the party.
Just 32% of adults have a favorable view of Trump compared to 55% who have an unfavorable view of the former president.
By comparison, President Joe Biden has a 50% favorable rating while just 36% of adults view him unfavorably.
DeSantis lead 2024 dog:
The poll comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis overtook Trump as the most likely Republican nominee on the political prediction betting market PredictIt.
The site gives DeSantis roughly 3:1 odds of being the next GOP presidential nominee while Trump has roughly a 4:1 chance, according to bettors.
DeSantis and Trump have been neck-and-neck for weeks.
Other candidates are far behind, with former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley with roughly 10:1 odds and former Vice President Mike Pence trailing behind.
Biden gets passing marks:
The NBC poll showed that Biden is getting strong support from voters, though it is well below the support that former President Barack Obama had.
Biden’s approval rating is at 53%, well higher than Trump’s 40% at this point in his term but much lower than the 61% Obama had after 100 days in office and the 57% that George W. Bush had in his first 100 days.
But voters give Biden a 69% approval rating on his handling of the coronavirus. On the other hand, only about a third of voters give him a passing grade on his handling of guns, border security and immigration, and China.