Poll Shows Bad News for Biden After Debate

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Darryl Banks, center, reacts while watching the first general election debate of the 2024 season, between President Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump at a watch party organized by the Miami Freedom Project at the Center for Black Innovation in Overtown, Miami, Thursday, June 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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(AURN NEWS) – President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle following the first presidential debate in Atlanta, as a recent poll indicates a significant shift in voter sentiment toward former President Donald Trump. A CNN poll of registered voters who watched Thursday’s debate revealed that 67% believed Trump outperformed Biden, compared to just 33% who favored the incumbent’s performance. 

President Joe Biden speaks during a presidential debate with Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

When it comes to the partisan divide, the difference was stark, with 96% of Republicans praising Trump’s showing, while only 69% of Democrats felt Biden had a strong performance. But despite the perceived debate victory for Trump, 81% of respondents stated that the debate would not sway their voting intentions. However, 14% indicated they might reconsider their choice, with 5% reporting a definite change in their decision.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures during a presidential debate with Joe Biden, Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A pre-debate Gallup poll further compounds the challenges that Biden faces. Trump led in favorability ratings at 46%, compared to Biden’s 37%. Among independents, a crucial voting bloc, Trump held an 8-point pre-debate advantage in perceived leadership qualities and personality. Another major problem – age continues to be a significant concern for the Biden campaign, with 67% of those polled by Gallup believing he is too old for the presidency, nearly double the 37% who express similar concerns about Trump.

Sara Day, a supporter of President Joe Biden, watches coverage of the debate between Biden and former President Donald Trump, at Brewvies Cinema Pub on Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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