Biden Leaves Trump In The Dust?

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( – On Wednesday a Quinnipiac University poll found that President Biden currently has a four-point lead against former President Donald Trump.

Specifically, Biden received 48 percent of respondents’ support, while Trump received 44 percent. In the last Quinnipiac University poll in May, Biden’s level of support had remained the same, but 46 percent had said they would back Trump in the general election.

This change could potentially be the result of former President Trump’s second indictment on felony charges related to mishandling classified documents and allegations of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Trump first appeared before a federal court in Miami for his arraignment on Tuesday.

Tim Malloy, a Quinnipiac analyst stated that despite the indictment, charges, and media coverage the effect on Trump’s standing with voters was minor.

In terms of how favorably respondents viewed Biden and Trump, 42 percent said they had a favorable view of Biden, while 54 percent had an unfavorable view of him. Trump on the other hand has 37 percent favorability and 59 percent unfavorability rating.

Biden received more support from Black and Hispanic respondents, women, and older respondents. Since May’s poll, Biden’s favorability rating has increased by 4 points.

Biden is also leading his party’s primary race by more than 57 points. The race includes a number of candidates, including Robert Kennedy Jr., who is currently in second place.

The Republican primary race is a crowded race, with Trump leading the pack by 22 points. His biggest competitor is considered to be Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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