Former President Donald Trump is now leading President Joe Biden in important battleground states in a new poll.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll, released Friday, shows the former president ahead in many of the states he lost to Biden in 2020.
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) September 15, 2023
"The states that had the narrowest margin of victory for either candidate last cycle were Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with Biden winning all but North Carolina. Across those key swing states, Trump is ahead of Biden 41% to 35%, and 24% of voters remain undecided," the Daily Caller reported.
"Among independent voters, the former president also held a slight advantage over Biden, according to the poll. Trump received 32% support among independents compared to Biden’s 30%, and 38% were undecided. Uncertain voters favored Biden over Trump at 49% to 38%," it added.
US President Joe Biden's chances of re-election are being jeopardized by voters' concerns over his age, the economy and crime, according to a @Reuters/Ipsos poll, creating an opportunity for Republican Donald Trump to return to the White House https://t.co/A2vgo0SM6Y 1/5 pic.twitter.com/CqRF1FCW1L
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 15, 2023
"Voters expressed concern over Biden’s age and his fitness for office. Seventy-seven percent of respondents, including 65% of Democrats, said Biden is too old to be president, while just 39% said Biden was mentally sharp enough for the presidency," Reuters reported.
"By comparison, 56% of poll respondents said Trump is too old for the office, while 54% said he was mentally sharp enough to handle the challenges of the presidency," it continued.
#BREAKING: Election Shockwave: Trump Edges Out Biden in 2024 Battleground States
Recent Reuters/Ipsos poll results suggest President Biden's age, economic troubles, and crime concerns might open the door for a Trump comeback.
If the election were held today, based on the polls… pic.twitter.com/a6MDvp5nnS
— Vox Populi (@vox_populi_nl) September 15, 2023
"Recent Reuters/Ipsos poll results suggest President Biden's age, economic troubles, and crime concerns might open the door for a Trump comeback," Vox Populi noted.
"If the election were held today, based on the polls Trump would win decisively," it stated.
The 2024 Trump-Biden rematch continues to shape up as the former president leads by a wide margin over GOP primary contenders.
Unless Trump is stopped due to his legal battles or a massive shift in public opinion, he is headed for a comeback battle similar to 2020, hoping for a different outcome.
Biden and fellow Democrats are now looking for ways to both minimize Trump's surge and increase their own standing as numbers shift in favor of the former president.