Former president Donald Trump currently leads Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 presidential election matchup, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll and a Harvard-Harris poll.
Trump’s biggest advantage is among independent voters where he holds a double-digit lead at 57% to Biden’s 42%.
Overall, the poll found that 50% of 4,002 U.S. adults sampled would vote for Trump in a rematch of the 2020 presidential election while 49% would vote for Biden.
Only 1% of voters are undecided, the poll found.
🇺🇲 2024 Presidential Election: CBS News
(R) Trump 50%
(D) Biden 49%
(R) Trump 57%
(D) Biden 42%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 17, 2023
The poll also found that only 28% of voters think Biden is physically and mentally healthy enough to serve as president. The majority of Americans say Trump is healthy enough to serve a second term.
At 80, Biden is already the oldest president in US history. If he wins a second term, he will be 82 at the start of it and 86 by the end of it.
Biden was recently endorsed by controversial Democrat Bernie Sanders, which very well may hurt him more than it helps.
Sanders says he will “do everything I can to see the president is reelected,” referring to Biden’s 2024 bid for re-election.
As a self-described “socialist,” Sanders’ radical political ideology may sway moderates and independents from voting for Biden.
BREAKING: Senator Bernie Sanders confirms he will not run for President in 2024 and he will endorse Joe Biden for President.
Leading into primary season Democrats will be much more united than 2019-2020, and likely more united than Republicans are.
This is one of the benefits… pic.twitter.com/U8Iu4ItaZ9
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 26, 2023
Sanders supports a number of far-left policies that Americans overwhelmingly oppose, such as free college, the Green New Deal, and free universal healthcare. These policies are too expensive and unrealistic.
“The last thing this country needs is a Donald Trump or some other right-wing demagogue who is going to try to undermine American democracy or take away a woman’s right to choose,” Sanders said. “Or not address the crisis of gun violence, or racism, sexism or homophobia.”
“So, I’m in to do what I can to make sure that the president is reelected,” Sanders added.