Trump Leading Biden by More than He Ever Has Before

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by Mary Lou Masters


Former President Donald Trump is currently polling better against President Joe Biden than he has at anytime in the last two presidential election cycles as the two men head toward a likely rematch in November.

Trump is ahead of Biden by 3.8 points in the RealClearPolitics (RCP) average, which is his largest lead this cycle against the president. The lead is also far above Trump’s record for the last two cycles, where he never led Biden in the RCP average and was only ahead of Hillary Clinton during two separate periods in 2016.

The former president has held his 3.8-point lead against Biden since Wednesday, eclipsing his previous 3.5-point record from Tuesday and mid-December, according to the RCP average. Biden hasn’t led in the RCP average since early September.

Trump has already led Biden in over 100 polls for the 2024 cycle, according to the RCP’s survey compilation. The former president only beat Biden in five 2020 polls all cycle, and was winning against Clinton in a total of 29 surveys for the 2016 election.

At this point in the previous two cycles, Biden was leading Trump by 4.3 points and Clinton was ahead by 2.7 points, according to the RCP average.

A Messenger/Harris poll released on Wednesday found that Trump was leading Biden 48% to 41%, with 11% remaining undecided. The poll indicates a 3-point jump in support for the former president since its previous survey was conducted earlier in January.

In crucial battleground states like GeorgiaArizonaMichiganNevada and North Carolina, Trump is ahead of Biden by several points in the RCP averages. The two are tied in Wisconsin, and Biden is narrowly leading in Pennsylvania by 0.6 points.

In both cycles, the former president won North Carolina and lost Nevada. The remaining five swing states Trump won in 2016 and lost in 2020.

Trump secured large victories in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, receiving 51% and 54.3% support, respectively. Biden won the New Hampshire primary as a write-in candidate after declining to participate in the state due to the Democratic National Committee’s new calendar that moved South Carolina first.

The former president is the only major Republican candidate competing for delegates in Nevada, as former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is participating in the state-run primary on Feb. 6 rather than the party caucus two days later.

South Carolina’s primary is up next on Feb. 24, where Haley is hoping to shore up support from her home state after being twice elected as governor. While Haley came in third and second place in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively, she has vowed that the “race is far from over.”

The RCP average for a 2024 South Carolina primary, based on polls conducted between Oct. 18 and Jan. 3, suggests Trump is beating Haley 52% to 21.8%.

Neither Trump nor Biden’s campaign immediately responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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Mary Lou Masters is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Joe Biden” by President Joe Biden.





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  1. Steve Allen

    The overwhelming support for President Trump comes from the fact the Americans of all races know this is the last chance to ride America of the spreading cancer of neo-marxism started by Obama. The donks are very concerned about loosing their grip due to the bumbling fool they placed in the white house through cheating in the 2020 election.

    They know if Biden remains their candidate he will loose in a record beating. I believe they will vote to impeach Biden, Harris will become president (that is a really scary thought) but only until January. At their national convention Mrs. lightbringer will be nominated and the race for our destiny will be set.