A rematch between President Biden and former President Trump in 2024 would be a virtual dead heat, according to a new poll by Emerson.
The poll released Friday showed Biden’s support from 45% of potential voters, while Trump came in at 44%. A total of 6% would vote for someone else and 5% are undecided – a potentially crucial constituency.
The poll also found that voters were split down the middle on the recent FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, with 33% saying it made them more likely to support Trump in 2024, while another 33% said they did them less likely. The remaining 34% of voters said the raid made no difference.
As the midterm elections near, President Biden’s approval ratings remain underwater, with 45% of voters approving his performance and 49% disapproving. Still, Biden’s numbers are the highest year-round and have been steadily improving.
A generic election at the 2022 midterm House of Representatives showed voters split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, with 45% each — a steady improvement for Democrats despite record-high inflation.
“Biden’s surge in approval appears to be driven by female voters. Since July, female voters’ approval of the president has increased 10 points, from 39% to 49%,” said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling. “Women voters back the Democratic congressional nominee by 10 points over the Republican nominee, while men break for the Republican nominee by 12 points.”
The economy remains a top concern, with 39% of voters saying it is one of their top issues. This was followed by threats to democracy (15%) and access to abortion (10%).
The national poll polled 1,368 likely voters between September 20 and 21.
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