If President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump had to face a rematch today, Biden would walk away victorious, according to the Wall Street Journal poll released on Thursday (September 1).
There’s a six-point lead in the Biden-Trump hypothetical rematch. Fifty percent of participants said they would probably or definitely support Biden. Only 40 percent said the same about Trump.
Biden has pulled away from Trump in the hypothetical rematch since March when both men were tied at 45 percent support.
In the last month, Biden has had several legislative victories, while Trump, despite still wielding significant influence within the GOP, has had several events mar his reputation. The latest in a string of legal woes for Trump is the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid, where highly classified documents were seized.
Some of Biden’s most significant legislative victories include the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the forgiveness of student loans, both earning him tremendous goodwill with the Democrat electorate.
Biden and the White House have also been adamant the President would run in 2024, despite questions about his age and health.
Trump hasn’t been as forthcoming about a Presidential bid in 2024, dangling the possibility of a run before his supporters.
The poll, which was conducted between Wednesday (August 17) and Thursday (August 25), reached 1313 registered voters throughout the country.
Biden’s approval rating has also seen a marginal increase since the last poll, climbing to 45 percent, up from 42 percent in March.