Fox News Poll Shows Americans Have a Much More Favorable View of Obama Than Biden And Trump

Americans have a much more favorable view of former President Barack Obama than they do of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a Fox News poll.

According to the poll, 68 percent of those surveyed had a favorable view of Obama, while 35 percent had an unfavorable view of the former president.

The same poll had 48 percent of those having a favorable view of Biden, versus 46 percent who had an unfavorable view.

For Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, 43 percent have a favorable view of the president, versus 55 percent who did not.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Obama Foundation Summit on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. A Fox News Poll suggest that Obama is viewed more favorably than former Vice President Joe Bide, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence Scott Olson/Getty

Forty-two percent of registered voters had a favorable view of Pence, while 50 percent had an unfavorable opinion.

The random poll surveyed 1,207 registered voters nationwide between May 17 and May 20 and had a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.

Although Obama is ineligible to run again for the nation's highest office, he is very much in the thick of the race.

During a recent conference call with former members of his administration, Obama criticized Trump's handling of the COVID-19 crisis as, "an absolute chaotic disaster," according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mike McKenna, a former aide in the Trump administration, said in a Washington Times report that Obama's involvement is inevitable with his former vice president poised to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

"He cares whether Biden wins, that wasn't the case with Hillary," McKenna said.

Obama's popularity has extended beyond his years in the Oval Office with Americans. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center Poll, 44 percent of Americans said Obama was the best president in their lifetime, followed by Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.

Trump, meanwhile, has spent the better part of his presidency unraveling many of Obama's policies, such as canceling the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and working to eliminate Obamacare. Last week, the president unleashed a barrage of criticism, accusing Obama of trying to derail his 2016 campaign, which Trump has dubbed Obamagate.

"Trump is at his best when he has an enemy," Republican strategist Matt Gorman, said in an AOL report. "And even more than Hillary [Clinton] or Biden, no person riles up the base of our party more than Barack Obama."

Obama's partisan role in this campaign was noted by former Republican Rep. Tom Davis, who said it was something predecessors such as former President George W. Bush, did previously.

"That is what people used to do and I think it is an example of how politics has just gotten more polarized and more partisan and this is a reflection of that," Davis said.