President Joe Biden is in for quite a fight ahead in a hypothetical political matchup with former President Donald Trump.
Many pre-election polls have shown that support for Biden is very low, and that Trump is actually leading him in a head-to-head matchup. But, a recently released poll shows just how high of an uphill climb Biden might have in trying to win re-election next November.
According to the poll, more voters believe they’ll be in a better financial position if Trump were to be president compared to Biden, and more even believe that Trump would be better positioned to keep the U.S. out of a war than the current president.
Support among Biden’s base seems to be waning, too. The president hasn’t done a great job of making a case to other Democrats about how he’d be able to help them financially, or how he would address inequality. While some people could argue that Trump hasn’t made that case either, more Republicans are convinced right now that they’d be better off in those situations with Trump than with Biden.
Democrats also don’t believe that Biden is equipped to keep the U.S. out of a foreign war – at least not nearly as much as Republicans believe that Trump could do so.
In addition, the poll shows that Democrats are overall less likely to vote in the election in 2024 than Republicans are, which could really foreshadow the huge challenges that Biden faces in retaining the White House going forward.
Many polls have also shown that Democrats are both very frustrated and nervous heading into the 2024 presidential election. Meanwhile, Republicans have said they feel motivated and hopeful.
Those are two opposite ends of the same election, which doesn’t really bode very well for Biden’s chances.
According to the recent CBS News/YouGov poll, 45% of likely voters believe they’d be financially better off with Trump, compared to only 18% who believe they’d be financially better off with Biden.
What’s more, 48% of likely voters say they believe they’d be financially worse off with Biden, compared to only 32% who said they’d be financially worse off with Trump in the White House.
The poll also showed that 49% of likely voters believe Biden’s policies would increase the chances of the U.S. entering a foreign war, with only 39% saying they believe the same with Trump.
In addition, 43% of likely voters said they believe Trump’s policies would decrease the chances of the U.S. entering a foreign war, with only 23% saying they believed the same about Biden’s policies.
Finally, 47% of likely voters said they believed Trump’s policies would increase peace and stability, compared to 36% who said his policies would decrease peace and stability.
Meanwhile, 31% of likely voters said they believed Biden’s policies would increase peace and stability, compared to 43% who said they believed the president’s policies would decrease peace and stability.