A new poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC indicates that if the 2024 presidential election were held today, former President Donald Trump would lead President Joe Biden by 10 points, with Trump at 52% and Biden at 42%. The poll also shows that Biden’s approval rating is at 37%, with 56% of respondents disapproving of his presidency.
The poll highlights concerns among respondents about Biden’s age, with 70% of them saying he is too old to hold office. In contrast, 50% of respondents feel the same way about Trump’s age. Biden, at 80, is the oldest person to run for president in the U.S., and he would be 82 by the time a potential second term begins.
Furthermore, the poll indicates that Trump has a significant lead over Biden among younger voters, with a 20% lead among voters aged 35 and under. Biden’s handling of the economy and the ongoing border crisis are cited as concerns by critics.
The poll also shows that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden is viewed positively by 58% of respondents, who believe that Biden is being held accountable under the law like any other president.
However, The Washington Post downplayed the poll’s results, suggesting that it may be an outlier compared to other polls that show a closer race between Trump and Biden.
It’s important to note that polls can vary in their methodology and results, and election outcomes are influenced by a wide range of factors, including campaign strategies, events, and voter turnout.