Biden vs Trump 2024, Who Is Actually Ahead?

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An Emerson College Poll released on Friday (September 23) shows President Joe Biden has a marginal lead over former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Presidential election.

Biden received 45 percent support compared to Trump’s 44 percent. Five percent noted they were undecided, and a further six percent indicated neither of the two men would get their support.

Both men are yet to announce or confirm a 2024 bid, though each has hinted at the potential.

In an interview with 60 Minutes that aired on Sunday (September 18), Biden revealed that while he intended to run in 2024, he hadn’t decided on the matter.

Speaking about the issue, he said, “Look, my intention as I said, to begin with, is that I would run again,” adding, “But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”

Trump was less diplomatic, saying on the “Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” that it would be “very hard for me not to run, to be very honest.”

Although the poll between Biden and Trump further indicates Biden’s approval rating rising, it’s a far cry from the five-point lead Biden had against Trump one week before the 2020 Presidential election.

Trump’s support in the Emmerson College poll has taken a one-point knock since 2020, when 45 percent of participants said they supported him.

Biden’s support, however, has dropped by more significantly. The President has lost five points since 2020, a figure that has also been present in his approval ratings.