A new poll released by NPR and the Marist College shows leading Republican presidential contender and 45th President Donald J. Trump beating Joe Biden by eight points among independents in a hypothetical 2024 matchup.
The poll, which covers the period ranging from August 11th to the 14th, finds that only 41 percent of voters approve of the job Joe Biden is doing in the White House. Meanwhile, 52 percent of voters disapprove. And it is easy to see why. While Trump sought to make America great again, Biden has done nothing to help the American people. While we had a strong border under President Trump, we have open border extremists running things with the Biden administration in charge. Indeed, while Trump patriotically sought to promote our American values, Joe Biden has propagated woke ideology from the highest office in the land.
More scary for Biden is his approval with independents -- a crucial voting block for winning the presidential election. Only 15 percent of independents strongly approve of the job Joe Biden is doing in the White House, while another 22 percent approve generally while 14 percent of voters strongly disapprove of his job performance and 41 percent disapprove generally. Biden has to improve these numbers if he wants to remain competitive with the leading Republican presidential contender.
Among Republican voters, Biden fares even worse. Only two percent of Republican voters strongly approve of Joe Biden's job performance. Another six percent generally approve but an overwhelming 82 percent of Republican voters strongly disapprove of Joe Biden's job performance, with eight percent disapproving generally. That means 90 percent of Republicans disapprove of Joe Biden -- scary numbers for a president who is looking to score his second term.
In terms of the popular vote, while Biden has a one-point lead over Trump in a hypothetical 2024 matchup -- leading with 47 percent of voter support to Trump's 46 percent support -- Biden is losing by eight points with independent voters. Biden only managed to grab 40 percent of independent support, compared to Trump's 48 percent support.
That has to scare Biden. After all, independent voters have been the bread and butter of big Democratic wins in the past, and Trump can afford to lose the popular vote -- having a decisive advantage in the Electoral College. We live in a Republic, after all, so there is nothing unfair about that. Trump is a man with a plan and we hope and pray that Republicans score a massive victory over the Democrats in the 2024 elections.