President Biden is confronted with a formidable challenge as his popularity continues to decline in the eyes of the public. Indeed, he is currently trailing behind every leading Republican candidate, an unfavorable development for an incumbent president. A recent Marquette Law School poll indicates that former President Donald Trump leads Vice President Joe Biden by a substantial margin of 52% to 48%. Moreover, with a 51% to 49% advantage, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is further ahead of the president.
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However, former governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley leads Mr. Biden by the largest margin. Unexpectedly, the national tally of registered electors supports Ms. Haley by an overwhelming margin of 55% to 45%. The increase in backing for Ms. Haley earlier this month can be ascribed to her impressive performance at the third Republican debate in Miami. Taking into consideration the likelihood of electors, Ms. Haley maintains an even more substantial lead over the president, triumphing by a margin of 56% to 44%.
Although Ms. Haley and Mr. DeSantis are beginning to acquire support, they continue to lag behind the formidable presidential candidate, Donald Trump. A staggering 54% of Republican voters are in favor of the former president, tying the other two candidates at 12%. It is important to note, however, that Ms. Haley's support has increased since March, whereas Mr. DeSantis's figures have decreased.
Further exacerbating the situation for President Biden, the survey unveiled voters' apprehensions regarding his advanced age. As of Monday, when he will turn 81, he will be the oldest president in history, and many electors are concerned that he is too old to serve another term effectively. Indeed, a noteworthy 57% of voters expressed that the adage "is too old to be president" accurately characterizes Mr. Biden "very well," whereas 23% deemed it to be "somewhat accurate." In comparison, the age of Mr. Trump, who is 77, is not regarded as being at the same level as that of Mr. Biden, according to the opinions of 23% of voters who described him "very well" and 28% who described him "somewhat well."
The research, administered between November 2 and 7, involved a sample of 856 officially registered electors from across the country. The margin of error for the sample was 4.5 percentage points, either way. With a plus or minus 5 percentage point margin of error, 688 likely voters comprised the sample. The sample size for respondents leaning Republican or Republican-campaign-compliant was 398, and the margin of error was 6.6 percentage points. It is evident from these figures that President Biden is facing an increasingly precarious path to re-election as his hold on power weakens.