Former President Donald Trump is again causing astonishment among legacy media outlets as he polls neck-and-neck with President Joe Biden. Recent polls regarding a hypothetical rematch between Biden and Trump reveal that Trump has gained ground.
Over the past two weeks, Trump has dramatically narrowed the gap to a mere seven-tenths of a percentage point, as per the RealClearPolitics average. The latest survey left legacy news anchors and commentators in disbelief, showing Biden and Trump deadlocked at 46% each.
Commenting on the poll, ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos remarked, “It is somewhat startling that, despite all the baggage Donald Trump carries, he’s currently tied with Joe Biden. Month by month, with each new indictment, Donald Trump appears to be solidifying his grip on the Republican Party.”
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The Wall Street Journal poll also raised concerns for Biden, revealing that two-thirds of Democrats believe he is too old for re-election. According to the survey, voters strongly disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy, inflation, border security, and China relations.
In stark contrast, Trump scored higher than Biden in terms of being “mentally fit for the job,” having “a vision for the future,” and boasting “a strong record of accomplishments as president.” Biden received better ratings than Trump in the categories of honesty and likability.
Former Democratic Party Chair Donna Brazile expressed alarm about the survey, stating to Stephanopoulos, “When I looked at that recent poll, the Wall Street Journal, I said, ‘this could keep me up at night.’” Trump’s impressive numbers have the left biting their nails.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served in the Trump administration questioned why Republicans continue to support him despite his legal battles. She stated, “We’re the party of law and order, and I put the blame at the feet of some of the GOP candidates running against him.”
Left-leaning co-host Sunny Hostin of The View added that Trump’s close standing with Biden pointed to a deeper issue within the GOP. Hostin accused Trump supporters of prioritizing “power before country” and “party before country.” She asked, “Why is he allowed to run?”
Trump’s competitive numbers against Biden are wider than the WSJ poll. Other surveys show Biden with a slight lead or Trump ahead in the race. In the latest polls, Biden stands at 44.7%, while Trump follows closely at 44.0%.
Furthermore, Trump maintains a substantial lead in the Republican primary, consistently polling above 50%. GOP candidates have made minimal gains as they strive to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Trump’s closest GOP competitor, experienced a slight uptick in the latest polls following his performance in the initial GOP presidential debate. Currently, at 14.8%, DeSantis is the only Republican candidate in double digits besides Trump.
As the political landscape unfolds, the persistent resilience of former President Donald Trump in recent polls continues to captivate both the media and political observers alike. Surging into statistical tie territory with President Joe Biden, Trump’s enduring influence within the GOP remains undeniable.
The unexpected competitiveness of these poll numbers, coupled with Biden’s challenges, underscores the evolving dynamics of American politics. With Trump maintaining a commanding lead in the Republican primary and a notable surge for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the future remains unclear.