Poll Highlights Challenges for Biden and Trump in Rematch


FILE - President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden exchange points during the first presidential debate Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. President Joe Biden is trying to focus the campaign on former President Donald Trump's comments and policy proposals, sometimes more than his own. It's a time-worn strategy of White House incumbents to try to negatively define their rivals in the public's eyes. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool, File)
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In a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, alarming numbers have emerged for President Joe Biden as he gears up for a potential rematch against former President Donald Trump. The survey, conducted among 1,250 American adults, reveals that Trump is currently leading at 40%, while Biden lags behind at 34%.

But a big concern for both candidates is the significant 18% of respondents who expressed their unwillingness to cast their vote if faced with a choice between Biden and Trump. This substantial portion of the electorate opting out of the process underscores a growing disillusionment among Americans with political options that are currently available.

In this combination of photos, President Joe Biden speaks on Aug. 10, 2023, in Salt Lake City, left, and former President Donald Trump speaks on June 13, 2023, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo)

Beyond the individual candidates, the poll sheds light on a broader sentiment permeating the electorate – and that is dissatisfaction with the two-party political system. The fact that nearly one-fifth of respondents would abstain from voting underlines a deep-seated frustration with the perceived limitations of the current political landscape. The poll also showed that the age of both candidates is a concern for voters as well.

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