President Joe Biden’s lead over former President Trump in the 2024 presidential race has significantly dwindled, resulting in a statistical tie between the two front-runners, according to a new poll.
The latest YouGov/Yahoo News indicates a dynamic shift in voter sentiment, with both candidates now polling at 44 percent among registered voters, while 7 percent remain undecided and 4 percent express their intention not to vote.
According to a report by The Hill on Wednesday, September 20, this marks a notable decline in support for President Biden as former President Trump’s backing has gradually increased, occurring against the backdrop of four criminal indictments looming over him.
Comparatively, the previous YouGov/Yahoo News poll conducted just last month presented a slightly more favorable outlook for President Biden, with him polling at 47 percent, compared to the former president’s 41 percent.
However, the current poll results reveal a shift in the political landscape, with President Biden facing mounting challenges as questions about his age persist, and House Republicans prepare to launch an impeachment inquiry against him, setting the stage for a contentious 2024 election.
The survey outcomes further illuminate the concern surrounding the age of both candidates, as 77 percent of Americans perceive Biden’s age as either a significant or minor problem, while 64 percent express similar reservations about Trump’s age.
Additionally, the data indicates that Americans are less inclined to view Biden as more physically fit to serve in office than Trump, with only 27 percent believing that Biden is fit for another term.
When respondents were questioned about the perceived level of corruption within the families of both candidates, 41 percent opined that Trump’s family is “more corrupt,” while 38 percent held the view that Biden’s family is.
This indicates a shift since August, where 46 percent of Americans believed Trump’s family was more corrupt, and 36 percent thought the same of Biden’s family.
The poll also delved into President Biden’s approval rating, which currently stands at 38 percent, slightly higher than its previous all-time low of 35 percent recorded in August 2022.
Despite some positive economic indicators, only 34 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the economy.
The YouGov survey was conducted among 1,636 U.S. adults via online interviews from September 14 to September 18, 2023, and possesses a margin of error of 2.7 percent.