Trump Would Beat Biden if Presidential Election Held Today, Poll Shows
Emerson Polling survey reveals voters want Biden out
If the presidential election were held today, President Donald Trump would beat Democrat Joe Biden, a new poll has revealed.
The new data comes as Biden's approval rating continues to plummet in the wake of the nation's withdrawal from Afghanistan, which already followed a series of crises.
The survey, conducted by Emerson College Polling between August 30 and September 1, hypothetically asked voters which candidate they favor if Biden and Trump were the eventual nominees in 2024.
According to the poll, Trump is slightly favored with 47%, while Biden is favored at 46%.
Among Democrats, 60% of voters said they would like to see Biden as the 2024 presidential nominee.
However, 39% of Democrats said they would rather it be someone else.
As for Republicans, 67% of voters said they would vote for Trump in a hypothetical Republican primary with 7 additional candidates, including Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence.
When Trump was excluded from the race, Republican voters favored DeSantis at 32%, with Pence coming in second at 24%.
Voters were also asked who they believe holds the most accountability for the war in Afghanistan, with 49% of voters choosing former President George W. Bush.
Biden came in second at 24%, while 18% of voters chose Barack Obama.
Only 10% of voters believe Trump held the most accountability for the war in Afghanistan.
When comparing responsibility and the outcome of the war, 68% of voters who hold Biden responsible for the war believe the US lost the war, whereas 57% of those who hold Trump most responsible for the war believe the US won the war.
In an NBC News poll conducted in August, only 25 percent of Americans said they support Biden's handling of the situation in Afghanistan, while a vast percent disapproved.
The poll was conducted from August 14 to 17, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
Of the one thousand U.S. adults interviewed for the survey, 60 percent of individuals said they disapproved of Biden's actions when it came to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan after two decades of conflict.
According to the poll, Biden's overall approval rating dipped from 53% to 49%.
Paired with the country's split views on COVID-19 vaccines, many believe it was a summer of discontent for Biden.