New Poll Reveals Potential Challenges for Biden’s Re-election Bid


FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to protect Social Security and Medicare and lower healthcare costs, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Biden is trumpeting Medicare’s new powers to negotiate directly with drugmakers on the cost of prescription medications, but a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that any immediate political boost that Biden gets may be limited. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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(AURN News) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle for re-election, according to a recent poll conducted by the Center for American Politics at Harvard. The poll suggests that not only are Americans dissatisfied with the current direction of the country, but a significant portion are also open to giving former President Donald Trump another chance.

The Harvard CAPS-Harris poll paints a grim picture, with less than 3 in 10 respondents expressing confidence in the trajectory of the nation. Amid concerns about the overall economy and personal finances, a majority remain dissatisfied with the current state of economic affairs. Inflation remains a pressing concern, with 33% of those surveyed highlighting rising prices as the most important issue confronting the nation.

When it comes to potential electoral choices, the poll revealed a notable preference for former President Trump. In a hypothetical match-up between Biden and Trump, 45% of respondents expressed their inclination to vote for Trump, while 40% favored Biden, while 15% remained undecided or unsure. A similar trend emerged in a comparison between Vice President Kamala Harris and Trump, with 46% of participants favoring Trump over the Vice President’s potential candidacy, who garnered 40% support.

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