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Khanna: Biden’s approval numbers will improve once Israel-Hamas war ends

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) predicted in a Sunday interview that former President Biden’s approval rating will improve once the war between Israel and Hamas is over.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” with Shannon Bream, Khanna was asked about a recent Fox News poll, conducted March 22-25, that showed most registered voters trusted former President Trump (53 percent) would do a better job than Biden (42 percent) on foreign policy.

In every other category, registered voters said they trusted Biden to do a better job than Trump, including on climate change (56 percent to 38 percent), abortion (53 percent to 41 percent), election integrity (50 percent to 44 percent) and health care (49 percent to 46 percent).

Bream also pointed to an earlier Fox News poll, conducted Feb. 25-28, that showed only 31 percent of registered voters trusted Biden on the Israel-Hamas war, while 65 percent of those surveyed said they did not.

“I think people realize that there’s a crisis,” Khanna said about the low approval ratings on foreign policy. “They see images of people dying, and they want the war to end. They want Israel to be secure, but they also want Palestinian lives not to be lost.”

Khanna suggested those numbers could change in the next few months.

“And I think once the war comes to an end, under the president’s leadership, his numbers will improve, just like his numbers have bounced back on the economy, and in the Bloomberg poll, he’s closed the gap in a lot of the swing states,” he added.

According to a Decision Desk HQ/The Hill national polling average, Trump and Biden are neck and neck in head-to-head match-ups, with Trump leading by 1.2 percentage points.

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