Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden as President Continues to Slip in the Polls

With President Joe Biden continuing to drop in the polls when it comes to approval numbers, a recent poll by Emerson College finds that, in a hypothetical matchup, he would lose to former President Donald Trump in 2024.

The poll shows Trump ahead of Biden 47 percent to 46 percent. Biden does better against other Republicans, leading Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 48 percent to 36 percent. Biden did even better against U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, 42 percent to 23 percent with 29 percent saying they would back a third-party candidate.

In the Republican primary, 67 percent of GOP voters support Trump as their candidate. But, if  Trump is taken out of the equation, DeSantis leads the field with 32 percent followed by former Vice President Mike Pence at 24 percent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at 13 percent and former Gov. Nikki Haley, R-SC, at 10 percent.

“This data suggests that Republicans want either Trump or a Trumpian candidate to be their nominee, or half of them may split from the party,” said Spencer Kimball, the director of Emerson College Polling.

The poll also shows Biden cannot rely on his party’s base as 40 percent of Democrats want another candidate in 2024 while 60 percent of them prefer Biden.

The Emerson College poll of 1,200 registered voters was taken from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent.

Biden is also struggling in other recent polls.

The lack of support from Democrats has been showing up in recent polling.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll showed only 42 percent of all voters approve of Biden’s presidency as he is upside down on handling COVID, the economy and, especially, foreign policy where only 34 percent approve of Biden’s performance while 59 percent disapprove of it.

“If there ever was a honeymoon for President Biden, it is clearly over,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

On Afghanistan, 54 percent say they approve of withdrawing all U.S. troops while 41 percent disapprove of it but those surveyed also give Biden poor reviews on how the withdrawal went with 65 percent disapproving of it while 31 percent approve of it.  A majority of those surveyed–62 percent–believe that American troops will return to Afghanistan to fight terrorism and that includes 52 percent of Democrats.

More than two-thirds of those surveyed–70 percent–think America is going in the wrong direction.

The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,210 American adults was taken from Sept. 10th through Sept. 13th with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.

A Pew Research poll released on Thursday also finds Biden struggling with voters.

In July, Biden stood with 55 percent approval and 43 percent disapproval. But in the poll released this week, Biden was upside down with 53 percent disapproval and 44 percent approval.

The Pew poll of 10,371 Americans was taken from Sept. 13 through Sept. 19 and had a margin of error of +/- 1.6 percent.

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  1. my concern is that if president biden loses the election to former president donald trump i truly believe that that will be bad for the earth and climate change look at the facts former president trump does not believe climate change is real while president biden is dowing everything in his power to act on climate change and including keeping us in the paris climate agreement and former president trump pulled us out of the paris climate agreement in 2017 and so that was an mistake for the earth and climate change and our nation was not trying as other nations stayed and did there part for the paris climate agreement and while i do support clean air and clean water that alone will not help climate change and global warming if former president trump wins 2024 there is an chance he will pull us out of the paris climate agreement and not do much for climate change like he did the first time and that is one thing i worry about each election. while the majority of american’s believe in climate change and global warming and think that the government should do something about if former president trump does not believe in climate change and if that is not it then he was not aware of the facts or science behind climate change. i am hopeful that he will have an change of heart towards climate change if he wins 2024 but with each election there is no guarentee and please you guys recycle and please do your part for the earth and i encourage you guys too. thanks so much for your support. please send me an response via email and thanks so much for your support.

  2. the facts behind climate change is real increased hurricanes and tornaodes and flooding and along coastal cities and towns on the east, gulf and west coast and droughts out west and wildfires in ca. caused by hot tempatures and with global warming rising sea levels are increasing along most nations of the planet and i believe that former vice president algore was right on climate change and global warming and that it is getting worse and we are seeing hot days in the fall and it is in the 80’s in my home state and so i guess as a democrat i really like the science behind climate change and i am hopeful that we all can do our part for the future and for future generations. please also if you can pick up litter and in your state. thanks so much for all you do. good luck trying to save the planet. thanks so much for your support.

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