NYT Poll Reveals Trump Leads Biden, Majority Believe Country Headed in Wrong Direction


Visitors wearing rain gear stand near U.S. flags at the base of the Washington Monument on a rainy morning, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in Washington. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are poised to move much closer to winning their party's nominations during the biggest day of the primary campaign on Tuesday, setting up a historic rematch that many voters would rather not endure. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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(AURN News) – A recent New York Times/Siena poll conducted at the end of February has unveiled challenges for the Biden administration. Former President Trump maintains a lead over President Biden, with 48% of registered voters favoring Trump compared to Biden’s 43%.

Beyond the head-to-head comparison, the poll delved into public sentiment around the nation’s trajectory. A staggering 65% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction, believing that the country is headed in the wrong direction. This sentiment was further dissected, revealing that 62% of men and 68% of women share the concern that the nation as a whole is on an undesirable path.

The hypothetical match-ups presented in the poll add to the Biden administration’s woes. In a potential face-off with Republican hopeful Nikki Haley, Biden trails significantly, securing only 35% compared to Haley’s 45%. In a matchup between Vice President Kamala Harris and Trump, Trump maintained a lead with 47% to Harris’s 41%. Of the 980 registered voters polled, 12% of respondents identified as Black, and a majority, 73%, as white.

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