Dillon Burroughs
November 20, 2023
11:40 pm

Donald Trump leads Joe Biden in NBC poll for first time

NBC shared concerns for Democrats after a new poll by the network showed former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden in a hypothetical rematch.

Trump led 46% to 44% for the first time in the history of the network's poll.

Trouble for Biden

"The gap is gone. Thirty-six percent positive on both and actually Biden, one point more negative than Trump. That's been a significant advantage for Biden, our poll says that advantage, at least for now, may be gone," Steve Kornacki said.

"If you take a look here by party, I think it’s significant for two reasons: one, Independents, obviously, more than two to one disapprove. You don’t want to be there as an incumbent president," he added.

The shift

"This poll is a stunner, and it's stunning because of the impact the Israel-Hamas war is having on Biden," Public Opinion Strategies Republican pollster Bill McInturff said.

"Among young voters (18-34 years old) — just 20% of whom view Biden favorably on Israel's war on Hamas — Biden (42%) trails Trump (46%) by 4 points, which is outside the poll's margin of error," it continued.

The first time

“In 2019, 2020, when Trump was president, he trailed [Biden in] all of [NBC’s polls],” Kornacki explained on “Meet the Press.”

“This is the first time in more than a dozen polls we’ve seen a result like this," he noted.

The poll results follow a growing number of nationwide polls showing Trump gaining a recent advantage over the president.

Another recent poll found Trump leading in five of six battleground states, a key factor in determining who will win the needed electoral votes to become president.

Biden will now face a situation where he may need to campaign from behind to avoid a one-term presidency in a potential rematch against the former president. The president will also likely face the ongoing plans by House Republicans for an impeachment inquiry over international business bribery accusations that will add to tensions as the next election nears.

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Dillon Burroughs

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