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Tables Turn For Biden and Trump After a New Poll Released, Unvieling Striking Sentiment Among Voters

by Jessica
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A significant share of registered voters in Pennsylvania is voicing their concerns about the age of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, with 43% deeming them “too old” to run for another term.

This battleground state, which played a pivotal role in the 2016 and 2020 elections, is once again in the spotlight as analysts believe it could be the deciding factor in the upcoming 2024 election.

As reported by Politico, on Friday, October 27, A recent Franklin and Marshall College poll has unveiled a striking sentiment among Pennsylvania voters, with 43% indicating that both Biden and Trump are unfit for another term due to their age.

This sentiment aligns with similar findings in recent polls, where a majority of respondents from various backgrounds have expressed concerns about the age of both candidates, even though Biden is perceived as notably older.

Notably, voters are emphasizing that age will be a crucial factor influencing their decision in the 2024 election.

Despite these concerns, the latest survey demonstrates that Biden maintains a slight lead over Trump, with 44% to 42%.

Remarkably, Biden’s lead persists despite having a lower percentage of registered voters, only 30%, rating his presidency as “excellent” or “good” compared to Trump or former President Barack Obama at the same point in their terms.

When comparing the candidates, registered voters believe Trump is better suited to handle the economy, which has long been a strong suit for him.

However, Biden is viewed as more trustworthy, aligning with voters’ values, and having better judgment. This divergence in perception adds complexity to the 2024 electoral landscape.

Intriguingly, both Biden and Trump, despite the age-related concerns, are poised to secure their respective party nominations for the 2024 presidential race.

Biden’s advantage as the incumbent positions him as the likely Democratic nominee, following a traditional pattern.

On the other hand, Trump has solidified his position by maintaining a double-digit lead over his primary competitors as the Iowa Republican caucuses approach.

The latest Franklin and Marshall College survey reflects Trump’s strong standing, with 55% support, marking a substantial 16-point increase since August.

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, who initially held 34% support in the state, has seen a significant drop to 14% after announcing his candidacy in April.

Notably, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been the only candidate to exhibit upward momentum, rising from 4% in April to 9% in the most recent October poll.

Pennsylvania’s voter sentiment regarding the age of presidential candidates is indicative of a broader national conversation surrounding age and leadership.

As the 2024 election draws nearer, the age versus ability debate is likely to remain a central theme in political discourse, shaping the decisions of voters not only in Pennsylvania but across the entire United States.

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