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Trump ahead of Biden in hypothetical elections

Trump ahead of Biden in hypothetical elections Donald Trump narrowly defeats Joe Biden (photo: RBC-Ukraine)

According to a poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, in a hypothetical rematch, former US President Donald Trump leads current President Joe Biden by five points, reports The Hill.

Among registered voters, 48% would support Trump in the election, while 43% would vote for Biden.

The poll also showed that 65% of registered voters believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, while 24% are confident in the opposite.

Additionally, registered voters were asked who they voted for in the last presidential election in 2020. 44% said they voted for Biden, while 34% voted for Trump. 18% of respondents said they did not participate in those elections.

The poll was conducted from February 25 to 28. It involved 980 registered voters from across the country.

Presidential elections in the US

The US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024. According to forecasts, the main candidate from the Democrats will be the incumbent American leader, Joe Biden. Among the Republicans, in addition to Donald Trump, former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is also participating in the race.

At the end of February, Trump and Biden won their primaries in the state of Michigan. However, Biden faced problems: about 100,000 voters chose undecided on the ballot. Thus, voters supported the Democratic Party but not the candidates listed on the ballot, protesting against Biden's actions regarding the war between Israel and Hamas.

In addition, Trump won the Republican primaries in South Carolina, the home state of his rival Nikki Haley.

Meanwhile, the White House is concerned about possible Russian interference in the US elections.