New polls show that more Americans are concerned about Biden’s age than Trump’s legal battles
- Polls show that three-quarters of voters are concerned about President Joe Biden’s age
- Two-thirds are also concerned about former President Donald Trump’s legal troubles
- It shows that Biden and Trump are in a dead heat with 46 percent support each
Voters are concerned about President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump serving another term in 2024 — but the two remain the furthest frontrunners for a rematch in next year’s election.
Nearly three-quarters of voters are concerned about Biden’s age and nearly two-thirds of the same voting bloc are concerned about Trump’s ongoing legal troubles, according to a new NBC News poll released Sunday.
But the latest survey also shows Trump widening his lead over the rest of the Republican primary field — with second-place Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trailing by 43 points — meaning it’s still unlikely another Republican will win the nomination.
Looking ahead to the 2024 general election, a hypothetical head-to-head rematch between Biden and Trump shows the two deadlocked, each earning 46 percent among registered voters.
The lead that Biden had over Trump appears to be disappearing as the campaign season progresses. In a June NBC News poll, Biden had a four-point lead over Trump, 49 percent to 45 percent.
A new poll shows three-quarters of voters are concerned about President Joe Biden’s age, while two-thirds are concerned about former President Donald Trump’s legal troubles.
The poll shows that Biden and Trump are in a dead heat with 46 percent support each. Biden, 80, has virtually no opposition — with just two bids in the Democratic primaries
Additionally, a separate Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday shows Trump backing Biden by 10 percent. This is an outlier among mainstream polls, with most showing a tie or Biden with a narrow advantage.
The NBC News survey shows Biden with just a one-point lead over DeSantis, 46% to 45%, which is well within the poll’s margin of error.
And in a shocking result, Biden trails former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley by five points, 46% to 41%.
In the NBC News poll, Haley is outperforming the Republican Party’s two frontrunners, with independents and college-educated voters. Yet 30 percent of all voters say they don’t know Haley.
Meanwhile, Biden’s age, 80, is still a growing concern, with 74 percent of voters in the NBC News poll saying his age is a concern as the general election season approaches.
Sixty-two percent of voters are also concerned about the four charges against Trump since the start of the year — two of which are related to the ex-president’s efforts to overturn Biden’s 2020 victory.
Among those who say they want to vote for Biden in 2024, a whopping 58 percent say their vote is more because they want to vote against Trump than for Biden. On the other end of the spectrum, 57 percent of Trump voters say the same about wanting to vote against another term for the current president.