New polling conducted among prospective voters both in Pennsylvania and nationwide has shown that President Joe Biden is far outpacing Donald Trump in the Keystone State and elsewhere. The Harrisburg-based Susquehanna Polling and Research’s survey was based upon a hypothetical 2024 rematch following the 2020 presidential election, as Penn Live reported.
The Susquehanna numbers showed that President Biden took 48 percent of the Pennsylvania participants, whereas the ex-president only won 41 percent of that group. Among national respondents, the current resident of the White House led with 52 percent. Donald Trump only took 39 percent on the national level — a massive chasm. Although presidential elections are obviously decided state by state rather than on the national level alone, that kind of lead among voters across the country would certainly suggest positive results for the Democrats in some key locales.
In 2020, President Biden won 50.01 percent of Pennsylvania’s voters. At the same time, the previous president won 48.84 percent, a result that, of course, preceded a lot of wrangling over the close results in both Pennsylvania, which Trump had won in 2016, and around the U.S. Nationally, the sitting president won 51.39 percent of the votes. The now ex-president took 46.8 percent of the votes.
Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher said on CNN that in a 2024 race between President Biden and Trump, he’d be hopeful:
‘If it’s Biden against Trump, Biden will win – that’s a good bet… I think he’s done the job perfectly fine… generally, he’s restored normality… I don’t mind at all that he’s 82, 84, 86. We have an important decision to make, go to the elders.’
Susquehanna is a conservative polling organization. The group’s national poll surveyed 800 voters overall. About 300 were identified as Republicans. Watch for more 2024 predictions.
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