In a hypothetical 2024 rematch, Harvard-Harris found that Donald Trump leads against Joe Biden.
Overall, 68% feel the country is on the “wrong track,” while just 25% believe it is on the “right track.” That represents a considerable fall for Biden, after 47% of America said we were on the right track one year ago in May 2021.
Biden’s leadership is being poorly received by a majority of respondents, 56 percent, who said their personal financial situation was presently “getting worse.” Overall, 55% of respondents disapprove of Biden, with 40% expressing a strong negative opinion.
In the light of those poor ratings for Trump, the poll asked respondents who they would support if Biden and Trump were to face off again in a second presidential election.
According to the poll, 45 percent would choose Donald Trump, compared to 42 percent for Biden, giving the former president a three-point edge. Overall, 13% are undecided. The same question was asked comparing Trump against Vice President Kamala Harris in an hypothetical match-up. In that case, Trump outscores his theoretical opponent by seven points.
The survey was conducted from May 18 to 19, 2022, among 1,963 registered voters.
While Donald Trump has yet to formally declare his candidacy, he’s dropped numerous hints in recent months.
“We may have to run,” Trump said to a crowd of MAGA Americans at a South Carolina rally in March. “The GOP will take back that magnificent, beautiful White House.”
“I’m not sure who’ll do it,” he teased. “I wonder if someone could do it?”
Biden’s approval rating has been in freefall because of primarily his open border policies, which has caused a migrant crisis at the southern border. In March, Biden said he was “surprised” by the level of blowback he was receiving for his handling of the situation.
“What I’m surprised about is how much flak I’m taking,” Biden told reporters.
This year America has experienced a record high level of immigration, with over 170,000 illegal border crossings in April alone. The influx of migrants has led to overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at detention facilities, prompting calls from both Democrats and Republicans for Biden to take action.