Joe Biden’s Support Soars By 17 Percent In Key Voter Group, Latest Campaign Data Says


New polling data from Quinnipiac University reveals a large lead at the national level for President Joe Biden among registered voters 65 years of age and up in an expected rematch with Donald Trump.

Exit polling conducted around the 2020 presidential election by Edison Research found Trump leading in that age bracket by five percent. In the Quinnipiac data, Biden was at 55 percent among these poll participants, while Trump had just 43 percent, bucking the expectation for these voters to largely support Republicans.

Trump may be losing some of these voters with his rhetoric. The same polling also asked respondents about their stance on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a mutual defense alliance spanning multiple continents in which the U.S. is a member. Trump recently threatened to get behind Russia in a potential military stand-off with NATO members if they fell short of claimed spending obligations, the nature of which Trump misrepresents. (The anticipated funds aren’t organizational dues.)

Asked in this survey whether they thought Trump’s controversial stance on NATO was a good idea or a bad idea, the portion of voters 65 and up going with the first option was the smallest of any age group.

Trump, meanwhile, remains subject to a wide range of courtroom hurdles spanning from four criminal cases to civil proceedings including the fraud case from New York state Attorney General Letitia James that recently produced hundreds of millions of dollars in financial penalties for his side. His first criminal trial — in a New York case dealing with the alleged falsification of business records related to hush money from before the 2016 elections — is slated to start next month. New York Judge Juan Merchan rejected complaints from the Trump team about supposed impacts from trial prep on Trump’s ongoing campaign for president, which he announced publicly only after the underlying investigation was publicly known.