If the presidential election were held today, The Wall Street Journal poll would show President Joe Biden (D) as the clear winner. POTUS would have a significant six-point advantage over Donald Trump (R).
The numbers released Thursday indicated that a hypothetical race would show 50 percent of registered voters pulling for POTUS and 44 percent would go for the former president. Both men indicated that they would run in 2024. Although Trump has not officially announced a run, he has dropped strong hints in public.
Last March, the two men were in a hypothetical tie of 45 percentage points each. So what caused the dramatic rise in Biden’s popularity? The sitting president’s numbers began swinging upward after several political events.
Part of that increase could be attributed to The Inflation Reduction Act that finally moved from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) through Congress. The popular bill absolved up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt. People with Pell grants would receive an additional $10,000 break.
Ironically, Massachusetts Democrats still believe that Biden should be a one-term president.
President Biden’s unfavorable numbers decreased after the FBI searched Trump’s club/home at Mar-a-Lago. He went down three percentage points from March to 58 percent.
The Wall Street poll was not a fluke. Another poll by Quinnipiac University had shown the sitting president with a nine percentage point increase. In July he was at just 31 percent. Then in August his numbers also soared to 40 percent.
Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said:
‘A summertime surge. President Biden’s approval number bounces back to the long elusive 40 percent mark, as he rides increased support among young adults who may well be encouraged by Biden’s decision to erase some student debt.’
The newest poll was conducted from August 17 through 25. The Journal pollsters spoke with 1,313 registered interviewees across the U.S.
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