Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard recently looked at a slew of new polling – including a very interesting poll from Rasmussen – and concluded that if a presidential election were held today pitting Joe Biden against Donald Trump, Trump would come out on top.
Biden’s approval rating is currently below 50 percent. Needless to say, this is not good news for the president.
On Trump’s end, his support among women and black Americans is up even further than his relative gains in the 2020 election.
A slew of new polls have come out this week showing the shrinking support for and approval of President Joe Biden, his average now below 50%.
But today, in an election do-over, Biden could lose to former President Donald Trump.https://t.co/I9nDxP6Qhp
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 18, 2021
Biden ‘Bungling America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan, Increasing Inflation, And Spiraling Crime’
Bedard notes that according to a recent Rasmussen poll, “By a six-point margin, 43%-37%, likely voters would pick Trump over Biden ‘if the next presidential election were held today.”
“The details of the survey, which samples more Democrats than Republicans, showed that Trump would win more women and blacks than he did in 2020 when he lost to Biden, 46.8%-51.3%,” Bedard observes.
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He adds, “A sizable 14% would choose ‘some other candidate,’ though none were named.”
Bedard says that for Biden, the “bungling America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, increasing inflation, and spiraling crime,” this kind of news about his decreasing support could not come at a worse time in his presidency.
Not to mention the ongoing, largely-ignored crisis on the southern border.
Multiple outlets have showed Biden’s approval at less than a majority.
An Axios headline on Wednesday blared, “Biden’s average approval rating drops below 50% for first time.” The Axios story used polls from FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics as sources.
Biden's average approval rating drops below 50% for first time https://t.co/HGfVvFt4md
— Axios (@axios) August 18, 2021
A Lot Can Happen In Three Years, But Biden Could Be Vulnerable In 2024
Axios reported, “This marks a precipitous decline from the FiveThirtyEight peak of 55.1% in March and the RCP peak of 55.7% in April.”
Polling seems to indicate that although Joe Biden came out as president in 2020, it has been a weak White House run thus far and though a lot could happen before 2024, he could be open to a real challenge in the next presidential election.
Trump may be smelling blood in the water. His campaign committee released an ad yesterday attacking Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Trump has described the images coming out of Afghanistan as the worst humiliation ever suffered by America.
Watch Trump’s ad:
Worse than Saigon pic.twitter.com/AdRCirWCLd
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 18, 2021
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