A plurality of voters view President Biden as a “weaker” commander in chief for the U.S. military compared to recent presidents, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday revealed.
The survey, taken May 27 and 30, 2021, among 1,000 likely U.S. voters, asked respondents to express their views on Biden’s strength as commander in chief.
“Compared to most recent presidents, is President Biden a stronger commander in chief for the military or a weaker one?” the survey asked.
A plurality, 43 percent, said “weaker,” followed by 32 percent who said “stronger,” 18 percent who said “about the same,” and 7 percent who remain unsure.
Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to view Biden as a “stronger” commander in chief, 55 percent to the GOP’s 12 percent. Three-quarters of Republicans view Biden as “weaker,” as do a plurality (44 percent) of independents.
The survey also asked respondents if they