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Now it’s official: Pro-life former President Donald Trump versus Pro-abortion President Joe Biden

by | Mar 13, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

With the preliminaries out of the way—both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have secured enough delegates to be their respective party’s presidential nominee—it’s showtime. It’s a rematch that has appeared inevitable for months.

As we have written any number of times, Mr. Trump has taken the lead from Mr. Biden not just in who would you vote for but in a number of crucial issues. For instance, a new ABC/Ipsos poll asked who Americans would trust more to lead the United  States as president.  Between the two, more respondents trust Trump—36%—than Biden—33%.

According to Aubrie Spady and Andrew Murray of Fox News [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/poll-americans-trust-donald-trump-biden-lead-president]

Specifically, more respondents approved of Trump’s handling of inflation, crime, the southern border crisis, gun violence, and the economy over that of the current administration.

For example, the all-important economy. Only 37% of respondents approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, “while 49% said they approve of the way Trump handled the issue while president.”

The “battleground states” are those that will likely determine the outcome. The Washington Post’s Hannah Knowles writes

After a primary race that took the candidates across the country to places including Iowa, South Carolina and California, the general election is expected to be waged largely in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada, with the possible addition of North Carolina.

 

In 2020, Joe Biden won six of those states, narrowly losing North Carolina to Donald Trump. Recent polling, however, has shown Trump leading in many of the battleground states, as well as nationally, as Biden faces low approval ratings.

One other shift is proving to be “Democrats’ Big Vulnerability,” according to Axios’s Russell Contreras. They are hemorrhaging Black and Hispanic voters and to a lesser extent Asian.  “New data shows that Democrats’ longtime advantage with Black, Latino and Asian Americans has shrunk to its lowest point in more than 60 years—creating a massive vulnerability for President Biden and congressional Democrats.”

Financial Times columnist and chief data reporter John Burns-Murdoch found by analyzing a massive set of polling data that Democrats advantage among “Black, Latino and Asians is at its lowest point since 1960.”

A New York Times/Siena College poll out March 2 found that President Biden led former President Trump by just 56-44 among non-white Americans. That’s a group Biden won by almost 50 points when the two men fought it out for the White House in 2020.

More tomorrow

Categories: Politics