Joe Biden Hammering Donald Trump in Latest Head-to-Head Poll
Category: News & PoliticsVia: jbb • 3 weeks ago • 33 comments
By: Darragh Roche (Newsweek)
President Joe Biden is leading former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 rematch and candidates backed by Trump are more likely to be opposed by Americans, according to a new poll.
A YouGov poll conducted for Yahoo News has found that Biden enjoys a six-point lead among registered voters when it comes to another head-to-head contest with Trump.
The survey found that Biden leads Trump in a potential 2024 match-up with 43 percent to the former president's 40 percent among U.S. adults but enjoyed 48 percent support among registered voters, compared to 42 percent who opted for Trump.
US President Joe Biden speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 16, 2022. A new poll shows Biden defeating former President Donald Trump by six points in a potential 2024 rematch.MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
The poll was conducted from September 2 to 6 among 1,643 U.S. adults. The number of registered voters polled was 1,247.
A Yahoo News/YouGov poll conducted from July 28 to August 1 had found Biden beating Trump with 45 percent to 42 percent among registered voters.
In potentially good news for the president's party, the share of Democrats in the September poll who said they would definitely vote in the 2022 midterm elections was greater than the share of Republicans who said the same.
Among registered voters, 45 percent said they "definitely will vote" this year and of those, 48 percent of Democrats said they will definitely vote in 2022 compared to 45 percent of Republicans.
Americans also showed less disapproval of candidates endorsed by Biden than those endorsed by Trump. A combined 45 percent of registered voters said they would vote against a Trump-endorsed candidate, with 8 percent they "probably" would and 37 percent saying they "definitely" would.
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By contrast, 38 percent of registered voters said they would vote against a candidate endorsed by the president, with 8 percent saying they "probably" would and 30 percent responding that they "definitely" would.
Biden's approval rating has been on an upward trajectory over the past month and stood at 42.5 percent as of Wednesday, while disapproval of the job he's doing was at 53.2 percent, according to poll tracker FiveThirtyEight.
Neither Biden nor Trump have formally declared a 2024 White House run but both have indicated that they will run again. Trump remains the favorite for the GOP nomination. The only defeated president to subsequently return to the White House was Democrat Grover Cleveland in 1892.
The latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll is likely to be viewed as more good news for Democrats as the party's chances in the midterm elections appear to have improved in recent weeks.
Though polls earlier this year suggested the president's party would suffer major losses, more recent figures have suggested that Democrats could perform better than initially expected.
Democrats are slightly favored to retain control of the Senate, according to the most recent analysis by FiveThirtyEight. The GOP was favored to win the Senate in the same analysis as recently as July 25.
Republicans have remained favored to win the House of Representatives but with two months until midterms, there is still the possibility that Democrats could pull off an upset victory and keep both chambers of Congress.
That outcome appears unlikely based on the most recent polling but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has indicated she is "absolutely" prepared to lead another Democratic majority.