Election 2024: Biden and Trump in a statistical tie in the latest Quinnipiac poll
Silhouettes of former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and President Donald Trump on the campaign trail for the 2020 presidential election.
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are in a statistical tie in a new Quinnipiac University poll of voters about a hypothetical 2024 matchup.
An election between the current president and the former president seems likely, as Trump still holds the lead in the Republican primary.
Trump had 62% support among Republicans in the poll, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 12% and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy at 6%. Among Trump supporters, 68% said they were determined to choose their candidate no matter what happens.
Trump has been charged in four separate investigations since the beginning of the year. In August alone, the former president was charged in federal court with interfering in the certification of the 2020 elections, and in Georgia, where he was accused of colluding to overturn the results of the 2020 elections in the state.
The Quinnipiac poll asked voters how serious these indictments were, and 56% said the federal election case was “very serious” and 54% said the same about the case in Georgia.
The poll, conducted before House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced he would move forward with an impeachment inquiry, also asked voters about Joe Biden’s alleged business dealings with his son, Hunter Biden.
Half of voters surveyed in a Quinnipiac poll believe Joe Biden was involved in his son’s business dealings when he was vice president. 35% said they thought he was involved when he was vice president and did something illegal. Among those surveyed, 40% believed the president was not involved in his son’s business.
Voters surveyed said they care about the issue, with 69% following news about the Justice Department’s investigation into Hunter Biden, and 58% saying they are following the Republican-led investigation in the House of Representatives.
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