Former President Donald Trump’s polling numbers continue to improve after his latest indictments, and at the expense of his likely 2024 opponent, President Joe Biden.
Trump is moving past Biden in several key swing states, according to a new survey.
“The states that had the narrowest margin of victory for either candidate last cycle were Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with Biden winning all but North Carolina,” The Daily Caller reported. “Across those key swing states, Trump is ahead of Biden 41% to 35%, and 24% of voters remain undecided, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.”
“Among independent voters, the former president also held a slight advantage over Biden, according to the poll. Trump received 32% support among independents compared to Biden’s 30%, and 38% were undecided. Uncertain voters favored Biden over Trump at 49% to 38%,” the report added.
In a theoretical face-off for the 2024 election, Biden and Trump are deadlocked at 39%, as indicated by the survey. A large number of voters expressed worries about the president’s age, alongside concerns related to the economy and crime, the survey noted.
A significant majority of voters, reaching 77%, including 65% of Democrats, believe that Biden is too old for another term, and only 39% believe he possesses sufficient mental sharpness for the job, as per the poll. Nearly 90% of those surveyed indicated that crime would heavily influence their voting choice, and 73% expressed the view that the economy is either the same as or worse than it was before the pandemic.
At a recent campaign rally, Trump said Biden’s ‘Justice’ Department needed to indict him one more time in order for him to not only seal the 2024 GOP nomination but the White House.
He may very well be right.
As reported by Just the News, Trump is now leading Biden in a hypothetical rematch of their 2020 battle by four points, according to a new survey.
In the most recent Premise survey, Trump had 42 percent support from registered voters, which is a four-point edge over Biden’s 38 percent. When he was pitted against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Biden was up slightly — 2 points — beating him 36-34 percent.
“The survey, conducted Aug. 2-7, follows special counsel Jack Smith’s indicting Trump on charges related to his efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results,” Just the News reported.
Meantime, a growing number of Republicans have started expressing concern that there might be a strategy in place for Biden to see Trump get convicted of a felony to ensure that his chief political rival would then be disqualified from the ballot in a number of states. Were that to happen, these Republicans say, it would create chaos within the party over the loss of its nominee — or leading candidate, at least — just weeks ahead of the general election.
Worse, the Republican National Committee is pressing GOP voters to cast ballots early, as Democrats encourage their voters to do. But if that happens, and they cast a ballot for Trump, it will essentially be a wasted vote if Trump is disqualified from the ballot in their state.
That said, a recent New York Times/Siena College found Trump and Biden tied at 43 percent, in spite of the former president’s legal troubles.