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Trump leads Biden in latest national poll

Samantha Parker By Samantha Parker May8,2024

Former President Trump is leading President Biden among potential voters in the upcoming presidential election, a new Emerson College Polling national survey found, with Biden’s polling rate dropping since early April.

The newest Emerson College national poll, released Thursday, found Trump leading Biden, 46 percent to 43 percent, respectively. Support for Biden dropped 2 percentage points since the last Emerson College poll in early April, while Trump’s polling stayed at 46 percent.

Another 12 percent reported being undecided, according to Thursday’s results. When undecided voters were pressed to pick a candidate, Trump’s support rose to 51 percent while Biden’s climbed to 48 percent.

When independent candidates were thrown into the mix, support for Trump dropped to 44 percent and 40 percent for Biden. Robert F. Kennedy junior received 8 percent of support, another 8 percent reported being undecided, and 1 percent supported Cornel West.

Among issues that voters cited as most critical in forming their opinion of each candidate was the economy and immigration. When asked about specific economic issues, a wide majority of voters (70 percent) said they think the cost of living is rising. Those who believe this are more likely to support Trump over Biden, the survey found.

“Voters who think the cost of living is rising support Trump over Biden, 56% to 32%,”said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling. “Those who feelthe cost of living is easing or staying the same support Biden over Trump, 94% to 6%and 67% to 18%”

The Israel-Hamas war also came up as a point of contention among the polled voters, with a plurality of voters, 44, percent, saying they feel they’re not getting the full picture when it comes to the war.

“Perceptions of receiving accurate war information show a significant split,” said Kimball. “Biden leads among those who think they are getting accurate information (53% to 36%), while Trump leads among skeptics (53% to 38%). Those unsure are divided, with 44% leaning toward Trump and 42% toward Biden.”

The Emerson College Polling survey was conducted April 16 to 17 among 1,308 registered voters and has a 2.6 percent margin of error.

Samantha Parker

By Samantha Parker

Samantha is a seasoned journalist with a passion for uncovering the truth behind the headlines. With years of experience in investigative reporting, she has covered a wide range of topics including politics, crime, and entertainment. Her in-depth analysis and commitment to factual accuracy make her a respected voice in the field of journalism.

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One thought on “Trump leads Biden in latest national poll”
  1. “It is concerning to see Trump leading over Biden in the latest national poll. The dynamics seem to be shifting, with Biden’s support dropping since April. Voters need to carefully consider the candidates’ stances on critical issues like the economy and immigration before making their decision.”

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