Trump Leading Biden Nationally According to New Poll

by State Brief

According to the latest Emerson College poll, released on Thursday, former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden nationally.

The poll found that in a hypothetical two-way race, 46 percent of respondents said they support Trump, 43 percent support Biden, and 12 percent remain undecided.

When the undecided respondents were forced to choose a candidate, 50 percent chose Biden and 50 percent chose Trump.

“With the undecided leaners added into the rest of the full sample, Trump leads 52 percent to 49 percent (51.5 percent to 48.5 percent without rounding),” Breitbart News reports. “Trump’s support is up one point compared to an Emerson College poll published April 4, while Biden’s remains the same.”

Trump gains an even bigger lead when third party and independent candidates are added into the mix.

“In a five-way race, Trump leads with 44 percent to Biden’s 40 percent, while Robert F. Kennedy Jr. follows in third place with eight percent. Leftist Professor Cornel West takes one percent, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein garners nearly half a percent. Eight percent are undecided,” Breitbart reports.

Trump’s lead in the five-way race has grown three points since the same poll was conducted earlier in the month.

The pollsters also reported, “Seventy-five percent of voters think the cost of living in the United States is rising, 18% think it is staying the same, and 7% think the cost is easing.”

“Voters who think the cost of living is rising support Trump over Biden, 56% to 32%,” Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said. “Those who feel the cost of living is easing or staying the same support Biden over Trump, 94% to 6% and 67% to 18%.”

The pollsters noted, “Analysis of voter work hours reveals distinct candidate preferences. Non-workers are evenly split: 45% support Trump, 44% Biden. Those working 30 hours or less favor Biden over Trump (52% to 37%), while those in the 30-40 hour bracket are divided (45% Biden, 43% Trump). Trump gains support among those working 40-60 hours, with increasing margins as hours increase, peaking at 80% for those working over 60 hours, compared to 7% for Biden.”

Kimball added, “Income perception aligns with candidate preference, with those feeling their income is far below average favoring Trump 50% to 32% and those feeling it’s far above average favoring Biden 55% to 29%.”

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