Joe Biden Surges Past Trump in Latest Two Polls

President unveils initiatives, addresses age in recent speech.

by Nouman Rasool
Joe Biden Surges Past Trump in Latest Two Polls
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In an intriguing turn of events as the U.S. gears up for the presidential election this November, President Joe Biden has edged ahead of Donald Trump in two recent polls, signaling a potentially close contest between the political titans.

This development follows the confirmation earlier this week that both candidates have secured their respective nominations after clinching multiple presidential primaries, setting the stage for a heated rematch of the 2020 election.

Recent surveys suggest a tight race between Biden and Trump. A Reuters/Ipsos poll, which gathered responses from 3,356 registered voters between March 7 and 13, indicates a slight advantage for Biden, who leads with 39% of the vote compared to Trump's 38%.

This poll has a margin of error of +/- 1.8 percentage points. Similarly, a Civiqs/Daily Kos poll of 1,324 registered voters conducted from March 9 to 12 shows Biden with a narrow lead of 45% to Trump's 44%, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.

Biden's Resilient Address

The spotlight on these polls comes in the wake of Biden's State of the Union address, which received positive feedback from experts and the American public alike. In his speech, Biden, 81, announced initiatives such as the U.S.

military's construction of a temporary pier on the Gaza coast to facilitate humanitarian aid, while also addressing concerns about his age with resilience, stating, "In my career I've been told I'm too young and I'm too old.

Whether young or old, I've always known what endures." Polls remain divided, with other national surveys showing varied results. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll presents Biden leading Trump by a margin of 47% to 44%, based on feedback from 1,072 registered voters surveyed between February 20 and 28.

Conversely, a YouGov poll from March 3 to 5 predicts a victory for Trump, who is expected to secure 44% of the vote share over Biden's 42%, among 1,450 registered voters. As of March 13, Biden's approval rating is at 38.4%, with a 55.7% disapproval rate, according to FiveThirtyEight's national average.

These figures underscore the unpredictable nature of the upcoming election, especially given Trump's current legal challenges, which include four criminal indictments that he has vehemently denied and pleaded not guilty to.

Experts caution against placing too much emphasis on individual polls at this stage. Heath Brown, an associate professor of public policy at City University of New York, advised Newsweek, "I wouldn't invest too much in any given poll or even a handful of polls.

Both campaigns know this race is just about tied right now, will likely remain that way for a while, and are executing their strategies accordingly." This advice reflects the uncertain and dynamic political landscape as the nation anticipates the November election, with both camps preparing for an intense battle ahead.

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