Biden announced his official 2024 campaign recently but it didn’t help him in the polls.
The latest polls now indicate that former President Donald Trump has opened up a considerable lead over current President Joe Biden.
According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, conducted between April 28 and May 3 and surveying 1,006 Americans, 49% of voters chose Trump, while only 42% opted for Biden.
This is a significant lead of 7% for Trump, marking an increase from the 3% lead he held in the same poll conducted in January. Additionally, the same poll found that Ron DeSantis leads Biden by 7%, with 48% of voters supporting DeSantis compared to 41% supporting Biden.
The Real Clear Politics average, which combines all the Biden/Trump head-to-head polls, currently has Trump ahead of Biden by 1%. Meanwhile, Biden’s approval rating among Americans has reached an all-time low of 36%, down from 42% in February. The same poll asked Americans about each candidate’s handling of the economy, with 54% stating that Trump did a better job compared to only 36% for Biden.
When asked if they believed Biden had the “mental sharpness” to be president, 63% of those surveyed responded negatively, while only 32% thought he did. The timing of this poll is particularly damaging for Biden, coming just one week after he officially announced his intention to run for re-election in 2024.
It’s clear that Biden’s approval is slipping and that voters are increasingly turning to Trump and other potential Republican candidates for leadership in the next presidential election.