In a surprising poll released early Sunday morning, former President Donald Trump is now trouncing incumbent President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 presidential election race.
The Post-ABC poll currently shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points, although this significant lead in favor of Trump contrasts with other public polls that depict the general election as a tight race.
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The Washington Post-ABC News poll attributes President Biden’s ongoing struggle to gain approval from a skeptical public with his management of the economy and immigration. There is also a rising sentiment that the United States is overly involved in aiding Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, along with widespread concerns about his age as he seeks a second term.
The Post’s write-up, however, neglects to mention the Biden family corruption scandal and the political prosecutions of the former president. It also downplays the border crisis that is spiraling out-of-control.
More than 3 in 5 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents express a preference for a different nominee than Joe Biden. Despite this, Biden’s advisors argue that he is the strongest Democrat for the 2024 election. Of those preferring a different candidate, 8 percent name Vice President Harris,