Here’s Who’s Leading Trump Vs. Biden Election Polls

Here’s Who’s Leading Trump Vs. Biden Election Polls
Here’s Who’s Leading Trump Vs. Biden Election Polls


Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are in a neck-and-neck contest headed into the November election, polls show, as voters’ concerns about the economy—and their dissatisfaction with Biden’s handling of the issue—are a driving force in this year’s election.

US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One as he departs Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on April … [+] 23, 2024. Biden is traveling to Florida to deliver a speech on abortion rights. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Key Facts

Trump would beat Biden in five of six battleground states (Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia and Nevada), with Biden leading slightly in Wisconsin, according to a New York Times/Siena/Philadelphia Inquirer poll conducted in April and released May 13 that found the economy, immigration, abortion and inflation are the top issues for voters, in that order, while a majority trust Trump over Biden to handle the economy, crime and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but trust Biden more than Trump on abortion.

Morning Consult’s weekly poll taken May 3-5 shows Trump leading Biden by one point, after the previous poll showed them tied at 43%.

In a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released May 6, Trump and Biden are tied, but Trump has lost support among voters under 35 Hispanic voters and independents since January, while Biden has gained support among voters under 35, independents and Black voters (the share of Black voters who support Trump and Hispanic voters who support Biden has not changed, according to the poll, which included third-party candidates as options).

An April Marist poll was among the latest to show Biden beating Trump 51% to 48% in a two-way race—a one-point swing in the head-to-head matchup since the last Marist/NPR/PBS NewsHour poll in early April—and widening his lead to five points when the three third-party candidates are in the mix—a three-point swing in Biden’s favor.

The poll follows an NBC survey released a day earlier that found Biden trailing Trump by two points in a head-to-head race, but beating him by two when independent candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West, plus Green Party candidate Jill Stein, is on the ballot.

Trump’s polling lead over Biden has decreased more than three percentage points, to 1.2, since the end of January, according to RealClearPolitics’ poll tracker, while the Economist poll tracker shows Trump leading Biden by one point, after the two had been tied since April 5th for the first time since September.

Surprising Fact

In a race this close, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s candidacy has the potential to sway the election—although it’s unclear in whose favor. Earlier surveys suggested Kennedy Jr., a scion of the country’s most famous Democratic family, could draw more votes than Biden, but more recent polling suggests he’d hurt Trump. Since Kennedy Jr. is running as an independent without the backing of one of the major political parties, he is required to petition in each state for ballot access. His campaign has said he has qualified to appear on the ballots in Michigan, California and Utah, and that he has enough signatures to appear on the ballots in Nevada, Idaho, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Iowa and North Carolina.


Other polls have suggested Biden—and the Democratic party as a whole—have been losing support among key demographics, including Black, Latino and younger voters. A Harvard Youth poll released last month found that Biden leads Trump by eight percentage points among people ages 18 to 29, compared to a 23-point margin at this point in the lead-up to the 2020 election. An April Axios/Ipsos poll shows Biden has only a nine-point advantage with Latino voters, compared to 29 points after his first year in office. And a recent Wall Street Journal survey found more Black voters said they were leaning toward Trump than they did in 2020, including 30% of Black men (12% of Black men voted for Trump in 2020, according to AP VoteCast), and 11% of Black women (6% of Black women voted for Trump in 2020).

Key Background

Biden and Trump are poised for a historic rematch after clinching their respective parties’ nominations. Polls show historically low voter enthusiasm as both candidates have relatively low favorability ratings below 45%. The NBC poll found 64% of voters said they were “very interested” in this year’s election, a 20-year low. Trump has centered his campaign around his legal woes, accusing prosecutors and judges in the cases of working at Biden’s behest to hurt his chances of winning the election, although there’s no evidence suggesting the notion is true. Biden, meanwhile, has cast Trump as a threat to democracy, citing his role in the January 6 Capitol riots, and has hammered Trump over his appointment of Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Immigration has also taken center stage in the election as border crossings have reached an all-time high under Biden and Congress has failed to reach an agreement on new border controls.

Further Reading

These Are The Six Swing States Trump Needs To Take From Biden To Win In November (Forbes)

RFK Jr. Candidacy Hurts Trump More Than Biden, Poll Reports (Forbes)

Biden Gains Ground Over Trump In Swing States, New Poll Finds—It’s The Latest Survey Showing Positive Signs For Biden (Forbes)

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