Headline RoundupFebruary 1st, 2024

Biden Leads Trump in New 2024 Poll, Buoyed by Women, Independents

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A new poll determined President Joe Biden holds a 50-44 lead over the likely Republican nominee, former President Donald Trump, in a hypothetical 2024 matchup.

Details: The latest survey conducted by Quinnipiac University expands Biden’s lead from the previous month’s poll, which determined the results were too close to call. One significant area where Biden has recently gained support is among women voters, which Biden won 58-36, an increase over the 53-41 split from Quinnipiac’s December poll. Biden also holds a 52-40 majority among independent voters. When the Republican candidate is former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley instead of Trump, Haley beats Biden 47-42.

Key Quote: Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy stated, “The gender demographic tells a story to keep an eye on. Propelled by female voters in just the past few weeks, the head-to-head tie with Trump morphs into a modest lead for Biden.”

Crowded Field: The survey also reported that when third-party candidates such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Cornel West, and Jill Stein are included as options, Biden receives 39 percent support and Trump receives 37 percent. Kennedy does the best out of the third-party options with 14 percent.

How the Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum highlighted different conclusions drawn from the poll. Newsweek (Center bias) led with the independent voter split. Politico (Lean Left bias) led with the gender divide. Fox News (Right bias) led with the data suggesting Biden’s support is weakened when third-party candidates are included. 

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