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Biden trails generic Republican in new poll, would face tight race against Trump

Added 01-26-22 07:58:02am EST - “A? poll published on Wednesday found that almost half of those surveyed said they would vote for a? generic Republican candidate over President Biden if the election was held now,? but he would face a close race against former Presiden” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Biden trails generic Republican in new poll, would face tight race against Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A poll published on Wednesday found that almost half of those surveyed said they would vote for a generic Republican candidate over President BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE if the election was held now, but he would face a close race against former President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE.

In a hypothetical matchup, the "Republican candidate" beat Biden by almost 10 percentage points in the new Politico/Morning Consult poll. When asked how they would vote, 46 percent of respondents said they would vote for the Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential election while 37 percent said they would vote for Biden. The remaining 16 percent had no opinion or didn't know.

The respondents was more evenly split when Biden was matched against former Trump, with 45 percent saying they would vote for the current president and 44 percent saying they would vote for his predecessor. Biden was also statistically tied in the poll when placed up against former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSen. Tim Scott rakes in nearly million in fourth quarter Press: Newt says lock 'em up – for doing their job!  Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE.

However, Biden beat two other potential GOP candidates, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisOvernight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul Sen. Tim Scott rakes in nearly million in fourth quarter White House dismisses DeSantis calls to reverse decision on antibody therapies that don't work MORE and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHow Cruz Supreme Court case could lead to unlimited anonymous election spending Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE (Texas), with at least 5-point advantages over both of them.

The new survey also found that a majority of respondents disapproved of Biden's job as president. Fifty six percent said they disapproved while 42 percent said they approved.

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