Donald Trump Surges Ahead: 10-Point Lead Over Biden in Recent Poll – In a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, former President Donald Trump has scored a significant lead over President Biden, marking a notable shift in public opinion.
Donald Trump Gains Traction
The poll, conducted from September 15 to 20, revealed that Trump secured a substantial 10-point lead over Biden, showcasing a significant increase from a similar survey in May. Trump triumphed over Biden with a 52% to 42% advantage in a hypothetical rematch of the 2020 presidential contest.
“Heads are EXPLODING at the Jeff Bezos Amazon Washington Post, as President Trump now leads Biden nationally by 10,” remarked senior Trump adviser Jason Miller.
Economic Worries for Biden
The poll also unveiled unfavorable results for President Biden concerning his handling of the economy. A significant portion of the surveyed population, around 44%, believed that their financial situation had worsened under Biden’s presidency. Only 30% of respondents viewed Biden’s economic performance favorably, while 37% approved of his overall job performance.
Concerns Over Age and Immigration
Furthermore, the survey highlighted concerns over President Biden’s age, with a considerable 74% of voters feeling that he is too old for another term. Biden, already the oldest sitting US president at age 80, would be 86 by the end of a potential second term in office.
On immigration, Biden’s approval rating was low, with only 23% expressing approval, while 45% strongly disapproved of his handling of the issue.
Trump’s resurgence in popularity is notable as he leads Biden by one point nationally in the latest RealClearPolitics polling aggregate. This indicates a competitive edge in the 2024 election, with both candidates overwhelmingly leading their respective party’s primary contests.
Despite Trump’s rise in popularity, some of his Republican rivals, like Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), have expressed doubt about his ability to defeat Biden in the general election. Allies of DeSantis have cited a WPA Intelligence Poll suggesting Biden’s victory if Trump faced legal challenges.
Backlash from Pro-Life Activists
While Trump is currently blowing all his GOP rivals out of the water, not all conservatives are pleased with him.
In a recent interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” former President Donald Trump criticized six-week abortion bans, sparking backlash from his fellow Republicans and conservative activists.
Trump referred to such bans as “a terrible thing and a terrible mistake,” causing uproar among those advocating for stricter abortion laws.
Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, an activist organization that aims to “save unborn children through non-violent direct action,” told 19FortyFive last Thursday: “Former President Trump must immediately recant his outrageous statement that extending legal protection to unborn babies in Florida was a ‘horrible mistake.’
“You can’t claim to be pro-life while calling it “horrible” to protect babies at six weeks from having their tiny beating hearts halted by abortion. What’s truly horrible is to keep flip-flopping on the abortion issue like Trump keeps doing. How can pro-life voters trust him?
Trump’s comments come at a time when conservative states are pursuing anti-abortion legislation, enabled by three Supreme Court justices appointed during his presidency. Critics argue that his remarks suggest a strategic shift to downplay the abortion issue in the upcoming general election.
The poll reflects a changing landscape in American politics, with Trump’s resurgence and concerns regarding Biden’s presidency.
The 2024 presidential election is shaping up to be a highly competitive race, and these early polls provide a glimpse into the evolving preferences of the American electorate.
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Georgia Gilholy is a journalist based in the United Kingdom who has been published in Newsweek, The Times of Israel, and the Spectator. Gilholy writes about international politics, culture, and education.
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