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National Poll: Joe Biden Learns His Odds Against Donald Trump

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The upcoming presidential election is shaping up to be a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

USA Today Poll

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The latest USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll suggests a near-tie in the presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, with both candidates facing a fluid electorate as they head out of the starting gate.

1,000 registered voters

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The USA Today poll of 1,000 registered voters, taken on March 8-11, indicates that Trump edged Biden 40%-38%, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points

Most important issue

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USA Today found that voters ranked inflation and the economy as the most important issue determining their vote, at 29%, with immigration (24%) and threats to democracy (23%) close behind.

Trump’s approval rating

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Trump’s approval rating for the job he did as president has risen to 49%, while Biden’s approval-disapproval rating stands at 41%-55%.

National surveys

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A number of national surveys have found that former President Donald Trump currently leads President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 head-to-head matchup.

Stronger backing

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Trump also maintained an advantage among independent voters and enjoyed stronger backing from his own base.

Trump’s lead over Biden

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When third party candidates were included, Trump’s lead over Biden remained.

The results

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The results indicate Trump is in a competitive position as he continues criticizing Biden’s handling of the immigration crisis and border security, issues which polls show are priorities for many voters.

Biden’s presidency

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An increasing number of Americans reported seeing green shoots in the economy, making the rosiest assessment of where it stands since the early days of Biden’s presidency.

Views of the economy

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Views of the economy have rebounded to the most optimistic level since Biden moved into the White House, with 33% of registered voters believing that the economy is recovering, the highest share since Biden took office.

Biden’s approval

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Biden’s approval ratings have been underwater for more than two and a half years, with the intensification of inflation accompanying the economy’s bounceback from the mass layoffs and business closures caused by Covid-19.

State of the Union address

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Biden’s forceful State of the Union address didn’t provide a significant boost with voters, with 39% saying it made no difference at all to their views of Biden.

Biden’s supporters

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Among Biden’s supporters, 54% said they were voting mostly for him; 41% were voting mostly against Trump.

Trump faced some erosion

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Trump faced some erosion within his party as well, with 85% of Republicans supporting him, and 6% backing Kennedy.

Nearly eight months

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Nearly eight months out from the election, one in 4 of those surveyed said they might change their minds before November, including 14% of Biden voters and 15% of Trump voters.

The illegal immigration crisis

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Trump has recently focused on the illegal immigration crisis unfolding under Biden. “Crooked Joe Biden’s Border INVASION is destroying our country and killing our citizens! The horrible murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley at the University of Georgia should have NEVER happened!” Trump wrote.

Seal the Border

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“The monster who took her life illegally entered our Country in 2022…and then was released AGAIN by Radical Democrats in New York after injuring a CHILD!! When I am your President, we will immediately Seal the Border, Stop the Invasion, and on Day One, we will begin the largest deportation operation of illegal CRIMINALS in American History! May God Bless Laken Riley and her family!!! Our prayers are with you!” he said.

Biden and Trump

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As the presidential race between Biden and Trump unfolds, the polls reveal a fluid electorate and varying sentiments regarding the economy, candidates’ approval ratings, and public awareness of the political landscape.

Voter sentiments

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With the election not yet set, the potential for changing voter sentiments underscores the importance of each candidate’s efforts to make their case to the electorate

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