President Biden’s lead over former President Trump has diminished in a new poll that shows the 2024 front-runners locked in dead heat.
The latest YouGov/Yahoo News poll found that Biden and Trump are now tied at 44 percent among registered voters, with 7 percent undecided and 4 percent saying they will not vote. This suggests that support for Biden has dipped as Trump’s support slowly ticked up — under the shadow of four criminal indictments.
The previous poll conducted by YouGov/Yahoo News last month found that Biden had a slight edge over Trump, with the sitting president polling at 47 percent compared to the former president’s 41 percent. Now, as questions swirl around Biden’s age and the House Republicans are set to launch an impeachment inquiry into him, the president is facing more hurdles going into 2024.
The survey results also show 77 percent of Americans see Biden’s age as a small or big problem, while 64 percent say the same about Trump. Americans are also less likely to say Biden is more fit to serve office than Trump, with just 27 percent saying Biden can serve another term.
When asked whether Trump’s or Biden’s family is “more corrupt,” 41 percent said Trump and 38 percent said Biden. This marks a difference since August, where 46 percent of Americans said Trump and 36 said Biden.
The poll also found that Biden’s approval rating came in at 38 percent — slightly above its all-time low at 35 percent recorded in August 2022. Despite positive indicators in the economy, just 34 percent of Americans said they approve of how Biden is handling it.
The survey was conducted by YouGov among 1,636 U.S. adults interviewed online Sept. 14-18 and has a margin of error of 2.7 percent.