In a stunning result from a mainstream poll, former President Donald Trump now holds his largest lead yet over Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
As reported by Breitbart, the poll from the Washington Post and ABC News shows President Trump leading Biden by 10 points, well outside the poll’s margin of error, at 52% to Biden’s 42%. The poll also gives Trump a decisive 13-point lead among independent voters, with 52% to Biden’s 39%.
Numerous other questions featured in the comprehensive survey paint an increasingly negative picture of Biden’s re-election bid, with voters overwhelmingly disapproving of his performance as president, as well as his handling of all major issues. Biden’s overall job approval rating is at 37%, with 56% disapproving.
On his handling of the economy, only 30% approve of Biden’s performance, with 64% disapproving. Even fewer respondents approve of Biden’s handling of the mass migration crisis, with just 23% in support of his open-border policies, while 62% oppose his performance thus far.
When asked about the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries, nearly two-thirds of respondents, 62%, said they would prefer “someone else” to be the nominee, with just 33% supporting Biden’s re-election. Meanwhile, Trump has the support of 54% of Republican voters, with all of the other Republican candidates having a combined total of 43%; the second-highest Republican candidate, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), has only 15% support.
Noticeably, both of the official reports on the poll results from the Washington Post and ABC News neglect to mention Trump’s general election lead in their respective headlines. The article from the Post simply says that “Biden faces criticism on economy, immigration, and age,” while ABC’s headline says that “Troubles for Biden not just his age in reelection campaign.”
By comparison, a Post/ABC poll at this same point in the 2020 election cycle, in September of 2019, showed Biden with a 15-point lead over Trump.
The poll was conducted from September 15-20, with a sample size of 1,006 adults. The partisan leanings of the sample size were 25% Democratic, 25% Republican, and 42% independent. The margin of error is 3.5%.