Nearly 6 in 10 Republican voters want Trump to run in 2024 while 54% of Democrats want Biden to step down, a new poll shows — with inflation still a concern for Americans ahead of the November election.
- The new poll indicates that Donald Trump is still considered the leader of the Republican Party
- While the majority of Democrats want President Biden to step aside in the next election cycle, they also believe he is experienced and cares about the people.
- More than 50% of Republicans and Democrats think the other side is too extreme, according to a USA Today/Ipsos poll.
- New CBS poll shows Biden job approval rating rising slightly to 45%
- Trump’s poll numbers got a boost in the aftermath of the FBI Mar-a-Lago raid
A new poll released Sunday shows Donald Trump has more support from his base in the 2024 election cycle than President Joe Biden among Democrats.
It also notes that inflation and the state of the economy remain major concerns for voters less than three months before the November midterm elections that will decide which party controls Congress for the latter half of Biden’s term.
More than 50 percent on both sides of the aisle rated the other party as “extremely extremist,” in a sign of the continuing chilly political climate.
Left-wing voters polled by USA Today and Ipsos He remains unenthusiastic about the 79-year-old Commander-in-Chief – despite a recent increase in approval numbers for his job.
Trump, on the other hand, has seen an uptick in support since the FBI raid his Mar-a-Lago property in search of classified documents.
When given only the two options, 59 percent of Republican voters said they would support the former 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 question about Biden and said he “should be the Democratic nominee for president in 2024 and deserve re-election.”
A majority of 56 percent called for new leadership.
This is despite most left-wing voters expressing positive views of the president, with more than 8 in 10 describing him as an experienced worker and believing he is “focused on uniting the country” and “fighting for the people he represents”.
Ninety percent of Republicans said Trump is “willing to use all the tools at his disposal to get things done.”
More than 85 percent also said he, like Biden, is “fighting for the people he represents” and against “wake up corporations and cancel culture.”
It comes as Biden and his party enjoy a new wave of support. Anger 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 released Sunday showed support for Biden rising by three points, from 43 percent in July to 45 percent now. Its disapproval rating dropped by the same margin — but it was still 55 percent under water.
But only 11 percent of respondents to the Ipsos poll said abortion rights are the main issue for the country at the moment.
A large number of voters — 46 percent — said “inflation or increasing costs” was their number one concern.
The escalation of gun violence was second, with just over a quarter of respondents describing it as the main issue.
Inflation rose 8.5 percent in July, according to the latest available data. This is down slightly from 9.1 percent in June but still in a range not seen since the 1980s.
Democratic voters surveyed said President Biden was an experienced statesman who cares about the people he represents. Republicans said Trump, like Biden, is “fighting for the people he represents” and against “wake-up corporations and cancel culture.”
Democrats saw some political relief in recent weeks when gas prices began to retreat from their all-time average highs of $5 a gallon.
At about $3.85 today, the national average cost is still about 70 cents more than this time last year.
Likewise, Trump has seen his support surge in the wake of the FBI’s sudden search for Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.
Even Republicans once skeptical of Trump have come together to demand at least transparency and at most accountability from the Justice Department officials who approved the unprecedented operation.
a The New York Times A poll of Republican voters in early July showed that only 49 percent wanted the former president to campaign for a third term.
The first scan, which was conducted after the raid, was released Morning consultationsaw support for Trump 2024 rise to 58 percent.
The same poll received 54 percent support in July.
Trump criticized the conclusions that his poll numbers benefited from the raid in a statement on the Truth Social app last week. The former president specifically targeted comedian Bill Maher, who discussed supporting Trump on his show.
He said I was lucky to have him break into my house because he was good to my polls. Wrong, it was an assault on freedom, and so bad for our country, which is so incredibly angry right now… And no, I was and am still leading everyone in the polls – by fate!!! Ex-Chair wrote.