NYT POLL: Trump beats Biden if election held today

65 percent of the respondents said the country is heading in the wrong direction


A new poll shows that in a head-to-head matchup former between the two presidents seeking a second term in the White House, President Donald Trump would beat President Joe Biden by 5 points if the 2024 Presidential Election were held today.

According to the latest New York Times/Sienna poll, the former president would earn 48 percent of the vote to President Bidens 43 percent. The poll was conducted among 980 registered voters nationwide and was taken between Feb. 25 and 28.

Of those polled, 44 percent said they voted for President Biden in the 2020 presidential election, while 34 percent said they voted for Donald Trump.

In a hypothetical matchup with Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Trump earned 47 percent to Harris' 41 percent, while 1 percent said they would vote for another candidate, and 5 percent said they wouldn't vote.

When asked if they believe the country is heading in the right direction, 65 percent of the respondents said it is heading in the wrong direction, with only 24 percent saying that they feel it is heading in the right direction.

Former President Trump has gained support among the Hispanic and Black communities as well. 48 percent of Hispanics polled revealed that they would vote for Trump, while 43 percent said they would vote for Biden. 41 percent of the Hispanic voters polled voted for Joe Biden in 2020, with 20 percent voting for Donald Trump, and 32 percent didn't vote.

Among the black voters polled, former President Trump received 4 percent of the vote in 2020, and 23 percent said they would vote for him this time around.

This poll follows a Bloomberg poll that showed the former President defeating President Biden in seven key swing states that could decide the 2024 election. According to the poll, Trump leads Biden 49 percent to 43 percent in Arizona; 49 percent to 43 percent in Georgia; 46 percent to 44 percent in Michigan; 48 percent to 42 percent in Nevada; 50 percent to 41 percent in North Carolina; 49 percent to 43 percent in Pennsylvania; and 46 percent to 42 percent in Wisconsin.

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