A new poll released on Sunday shows Donald Trump having more support from his base going into the 2024 election cycle than President Joe Biden does among Democrats.
It also suggests that inflation and the state of the economy remain top concerns for voters less than three months before the November midterms will decide which party controls Congress for the latter half of Biden’s term.
More than 50 percent on sides of the aisle also rated the other party as ‘too extreme’ in a sign of the continuously chilling political climate.
Voters on the left surveyed by USA Today and Ipsos still aren’t enthused about the 79-year-old commander-in-chief – despite a recent boost in his job approval numbers.
Trump, on the other hand, has seen a slight boost in support since the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago property in search of classified documents.
When just given the two options, 59 percent of Republican voters said they would support the ex-president for another term while 41 percent said ‘it’s time for a change within the Republican Party.’
Forty-four percent of Democrats asked the same about Biden said he ‘should be the Democratic nominee for president in 2024 and deserves re-election.’
That’s despite most left-wing voters expressing positive views about the president, with more than 8 in 10 calling him an experienced operator and believing he’s ‘focused on bringing the country together’ and ‘fighting for the people he represents.’
Ninety percent of Republicans said Trump ‘is willing to use all tools at his disposal to get things done.’
More than 85 percent also said he, like Biden, ‘fights for the people he represents’ and against ‘woke corporations and cancel culture.’
It comes as both Biden and his party are enjoying a new wave of support. Outrage over right-wing attacks on abortion rights has breathed new life into left-wing campaigns where they previously faced longer odds.
A CBS News poll also released on Sunday shows Biden’s support rising by three points, from 43 percent in July to 45 percent now. His disapproval rating fell by the same margin – but he remains underwater with 55 percent…. (Read more)