Good News For Biden As He Edges Over Trump In Union Strongholds Despite 2020’s Dip, New Poll Reveals

by Jessica

President Joe Biden continues to maintain an edge over former President Donald Trump among voters from union households, according to recent national NBC News polls.

However, the latest data suggests a slight decline in Biden’s support from this critical demographic compared to the 2020 presidential election, as reported by NBC News on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

In the battleground state of Michigan, where union support holds significant sway, both Biden and Trump have vigorously campaigned to secure backing from union members.

Their efforts have included high-profile events such as Biden’s participation in a union picket line last September and Trump’s appearance at a nonunion auto parts company within the state.

With Michigan gearing up for its presidential primary on Tuesday, the competition between Biden and Trump intensifies as they vie for support in both the Democratic and Republican primaries.

The combined results of NBC News polls conducted in November and January reveal that 50% of voters from union households would back Biden in a hypothetical 2024 general election matchup, while 41% would support Trump.

This indicates a narrowing of Biden’s lead among union voters compared to his 4-point deficit against Trump among all registered voters in the same polls, where Trump led 47% to 43%.

Despite maintaining an advantage among union households, Biden’s current 9-point lead marks a decline from his 16-point advantage over Trump among this demographic in 2020.

During that election cycle, Biden secured a significant 56%-40% lead among voters from union households, as indicated by the NBC News exit poll data.

Moreover, while Biden’s approval rating among union-household voters stands at 46% approval and 52% disapproval, it surpasses his overall approval rating of 38% approval and 59% disapproval.

Union voters also view Biden more favorably, with 45% expressing a positive opinion of him compared to 47% who view him negatively.

In contrast, Trump faces greater skepticism among union voters, with only 33% holding a positive view of him while 57% view him negatively.

These polling insights are drawn from interviews conducted with a combined total of 2,000 registered voters during the November 2023 and January NBC News polls, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

Among this pool of voters, a combined total of 412 individuals or their household members identify as current or retired union members, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points within this subgroup.

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