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President Joe Biden is lagging behind former President Donald Trump and several other Republican candidates, including former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, a new poll outlining a number of hypothetical 2024 general election matchups shows.
The survey from Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll revealed that 44 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Mr Trump, while 40 per cent said they would back Mr Biden. Another 15 per cent said they were unsure.
A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found in July that Mr Trump was supported by 45 per cent and Mr Biden by 40 per cent.
In a matchup with Ms Haley, 41 per cent said they would vote for the former South Carolina governor, while 37 per cent said they would vote for Mr Biden.
When facing Mr Scott, Mr Biden also received 37 per cent while Mr Scott got 39 per cent.
In the Biden-Haley poll, 21 per cent of respondents said they were unsure – 25 per cent said so when Mr Biden went up against Mr Scott.
Joe Biden’s approval rating reaches highest level since March
President Joe Biden’s approval rating has risen to its highest level since March – 42 per cent – according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The increasing support stems from Democratic voters coalescing around Mr Biden as House Republicans launch an impeachment inquiry.
Eighty per cent of Democrats approved of Mr Biden while 91 per cent of Republicans disapproved.
Gustaf Kilander12 September 2023 21:37
Trump, DeSantis and other 2024 GOP prospects vie for attention at Iowa-Iowa State football game
Ariana Baio12 September 2023 14:00
Trump says ending Roe v Wade ‘cost us politically’
Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to revoke a constitutional right to abortion care, a landmark ruling that has upended abortion access for millions of Americans in the months that followed.
Within his one four-year term, the former president appointed three conservative justices to the nine-member panel, tilting the court’s ideological balance in a promised effort to achieve a long-held Republican goal of overturning the 1973 decision in Roe v Wade.
In remarks to a crowd of supporters at a South Dakota rally on 8 September, the former president – who once said “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v Wade” – admitted that the Supreme Court decision has “probably cost” the GOP politically.
“Last year, those justices bravely and incredibly ruled on something that everybody has wanted for decades,” Mr Trump said. “They ruled to end Roe v Wade. That was a big thing. And it’s probably cost us politically, because the other side got energised.”
Ariana Baio12 September 2023 11:00
DeSantis team admits they might have to settle for second place in Iowa
He’s made a close ally in the state’s governor. He attended the state fair, and yucked it up with Republican voters in person. But Ron DeSantis still can’t seem to make any headway against Donald Trump in Iowa.
Now, a DeSantis campaign official is telling Politico that the Florida governor’s campaign is preparing for the likelihood of a second-place finish in the first-in-the-nation caucus next year. Doing so, they say, would underscore the GOP primary as a two-person race.
Ariana Baio12 September 2023 08:00
Gavin Newsom tamps down speculation that he will run for president in 2024
California governor Gavin Newsom is offering reporters and critics of Joe Biden a reality check in terms of the 2024 election.
Mr Newsom was speaking to the Today show for an interview when he was once again presented with murmurs that he could enter the race for president. Many in the media have speculated that the governor would launch his own bid if the incumbent president, Joe Biden, 80, reconsidered his decision to stand for another four years.
“I think the vice president is naturally the one lined up, and the filing deadlines are quickly coming to pass, and I think we need to move past this notion that he’s not going to run,” Mr Newsom said in the interview.
He’s not wrong about the filing deadlines: The earliest hard deadline is coming up on 16 October, when the state of Nevada will cease accepting major-party entrants for the 2024 caucuses. Other states have deadlines throughout November; were Mr Newsom or another Democrat to decide to run after those deadlines, they could be locked out of receiving delegates from those primaries simply because they weren’t on the ballot.
Ariana Baio12 September 2023 05:00
Who is ahead in the Republican polls?
The 2024 presidential election is nearing and Donald Trump remains the strong frontrunner, according to FiveThirtyEight.
According to the polls as of 11 September here is where the GOP candidates stand:
Ron Desantis 13.2 per cent
Vivek Ramaswamy 7.4 per cent
Chris Christie 3.7 per cent
Dough Burgum 0.5 per cent
Asa Hutchinson 0.2 per cent
Ariana Baio12 September 2023 03:30
GOP senator explains what he might do if Trump is the nominee in 2024
A Republican senator who has long voiced his opposition to Donald Trump winning the GOP primary in 2024 is now saying he may not vote for either Joe Biden or Mr Trump next year if the two are their respective parties’ nominees.
Bill Cassidy spoke on Meet the Press on Sunday and explained that he would likely write in another candidate, essentially tossing away his vote, were the two to be on the ballot in November of 2024.
Ariana Baio12 September 2023 00:00
Biden and Trump tied in most polls
President Joe Biden and ex-president Donald Trump are tied with each other in most polls.
Surveys from The Wall Stree Journal, The New York Times and CNN all show the two are polling with a majority of votes split between them.
In the CNN poll, Mr Trump is ahead of Mr Biden by at least one per cent.
The findings suggest that Mr Trump’s stronghold over his party has not weakened even slightly, despite the numerous lawsuits and criminal cases he has coming up.
It also points to Democratic voters’ feelings toward the current president and how they’re hoping for another candidate to step in.
Ariana Baio11 September 2023 22:00
Who are the moderators for the second GOP debate?
After a fiery debate last month, Republican presidential candidates are preparing for a second presidential primary showdown on 27 September.
The debate is due to take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Fox News Media’s Dana Perino and Stuart Varney and UNIVISION’s Ilia Calderón will co-moderate the second Republican presidential primary debate, the networks revealed 31 August.
Ariana Baio11 September 2023 19:00
RFK Jr boasts about polls numbers: ‘better then DeSantis’
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