Biden continues to outpace potential Republican rivals Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis
The issue of immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico carries a potential danger for Biden
The respondents who described themselves as independent are not happy with the two parties’ candidates for the 2024 elections
According to “Reuters”, the poll also showed that there are potential risks awaiting Biden, in the event that the situation on the southern border of the United States worsens.
Biden is leading
Among registered voters, Biden led Trump by 6 percentage points in a hypothetical confrontation, 44% compared to 38%.
In a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in mid-March, Biden led Trump by 5 points, after falling back by 3 points in February.
The latest survey collected nationwide responses from 4,410 adults in the United States.
And in the 2024 Republican primary, Trump maintains a commanding lead over Florida Gov. Distance, who is expected to announce his candidacy in the next few weeks.
Forty-nine percent of registered Republicans chose the former president, more than double DeSantis’ 21 percent support.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has the support of 5% of Republicans, with former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and others getting even less, and about 10% saying they “don’t know which candidate to support.”
backed by his position
The poll showed that Biden, a Democrat who announced his candidacy for re-election last month, would have a slight advantage with independent voters over his Republican opponent, supported by his positions on abortion and gun violence.
And 63% of registered voters, including 73% of independents, said they are less likely to support a presidential candidate who supports strict restrictions on abortion.
Democrats’ views on gun policy also fared better among respondents, with 67% of registered voters saying they were more likely to support a candidate who supports stricter gun laws, but the issue of immigrants crossing into the US from Mexico carries a potential risk to the president. Reuters”.
immigrants and border security
Last week, the Biden administration lifted “Section 42”, a legal measure that was activated during the Corona epidemic, as a result of which many immigrants were prevented from applying for asylum, which raised fears of escalating attempts to cross the border.
It is noteworthy that the administration of former US President Donald Trump relied in March 2020 on this law as part of its efforts to stop the flow of waves of immigrants, under the pretext of preventing the spread of the Corona epidemic that swept the world, as the law enabled the US authorities during this time, and under the pretext of preventing the spread of the epidemic. Inside the country, from expelling immigrants and asylum seekers. And with his arrival in power, Biden kept that law at the border, which led to the expulsion of more than two million immigrants and asylum seekers between 2021 and 2022, according to data from the US Border Protection Agency.
And with the US federal authorities announcing the end of the measures to prevent the Corona epidemic, “Article 42” has become inapplicable, and the authorities will not be able to use it as an excuse to carry out more expulsions and forced deportations.
US officials say tougher penalties for illegal crossings and new asylum procedures should prevent immigration.
In the poll, 64% of Democrats and 93% of Republicans said they would prefer a presidential candidate who supports stricter border security measures, and majorities on both sides said they were concerned that immigration could rise due to the lifting of Title 42.
Arizona, which borders the US with Mexico, was a key state in the 2020 presidential election, and Biden won it over Trump by 0.3 percentage points, and polls show immigration is a major issue in the state.
And Trump continues to face countless legal problems. Last week, a New York jury found that Trump was accused of sexually assaulting writer and journalist E. Jean Carroll, nearly 30 years ago, and the court awarded her $5 million in compensation, but Trump He denied the charges and called the journalist a “moron” and accused her of lying.
Trump was also indicted in New York in April in a case related to payments to retired porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Trump pledged to reveal all files related to the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy if he was re-elected, at a time when his main rival, Ron DeSantis, is preparing to announce his candidacy for the presidency.
The respondents, who described themselves as independents, are still not happy with the two parties’ candidates for the 2024 elections.
In a hypothetical contest between Biden and Trump, 15% of registered independents said they would vote for “another candidate,” and 9% said they would not.