If the vote to head the White House had been held today, Donald Trump would have won by nine points over Joe Biden, the current president of the United States. This is according to an ABC-Washington poll, according to which, in the new hypothetical duel that could take place in November 2024, the former president will win 51% of the votes while his rival will stop at 42%.
According to data provided by opinion polls, the businessman’s numbers have improved in recent months while the president’s numbers are getting worse. It’s not just the age issue that worries voters, who are also rejecting Biden because of the way he’s managing the economy and immigration. The current president’s popularity dropped to 37%, compared to 56% who disapprove of his actions. Approval drops to 30% if you look only at the economy and up to 23% for immigration management. The number of Democratic voters (62%) who want another candidate in 2024 continues to rise, however, voters themselves do not seem to have a particular opinion about who that candidate will be. For 8% it would be Vice President Kamala Harris, another 8% would be Bernie Sanders, and 7% would be Robert F. Kennedy Jr., JFK’s nephew and Novax activist who ran in the Democratic primary using America’s most famous last name.
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The percentage of Americans (74%) who think Biden is too old for a second term is very high, six points higher than in May. An opinion also holds 50% regarding Trump’s age which in any case is seeing his popularity rise: if when he left the White House in 2021 only 38% approved of his actions, now 48% of Americans believe he did a good job as president. This is the highest percentage recorded during his four years in office.
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