Trump Opens Significant Lead Over Biden In New Poll

A new Wall Street Journal poll showed that former President Donald Trump would win a significant victory over President Joe Biden if the election were held today. The news also comes as Biden’s approval rating has seen a significant decline, especially amid further economic worries.

The poll found that Trump was leading the president by 4%. Trump gathered 47% while Biden received 43%.

Furthermore, should other candidates be included for consideration, Trump’s lead grew over Biden. In a five-candidate matchup, Trump would receive the largest share, with 37%, while Biden would receive 31%.

In this scenario, former Democratic Party challenger and current independent Robert F. Kennedy would receive 8%, while several other candidates received minor support that appeared to come from Biden’s camp.

Professor Cornel West received 3% when included. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is reportedly considering an independent bid, would receive 3% as well.

When asked about whether they would “definitely” or “probably” support a candidate in a two-way contest, Trump received the highest share of definite voters. For Trump, 40% said that they would “definitely” vote for him, while 7% said they probably would. For Biden, the numbers were 37% and 10%, respectively.

The poll also asked Americans who they would trust more on major issues. Biden received low marks in almost all categories. except regarding abortion. When asked about who would handle the economy, inflation, crime, border security and the current conflict in the Middle East better, Trump held significant leads.

Another 61% of the public sees Biden negatively.

Trump also carries a significant advantage in the Republican primary, just about one month before the first contest.

He currently holds a more than 40% lead over opponents. Trump carries 59% of the likely Republican vote, while former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) brings in 15%. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) polled 14% while no other candidate received 5% or higher. DeSantis lost his second-place position which he had held in similar polls earlier this year.