Is Biden Really Ahead Of Trump In The Polls?

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On Sunday (June 18), ABC’s Jonathan Karl expressed shock over a poll that showed former President Donald Trump narrowly behind President Joe Biden in a potential 2024 rematch, despite the former President’s recent Federal indictment.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” host, Karl pointed out how a recently released Quinnipiac poll showed that a hypothetical matchup between Biden and Trump “puts Biden at 48 percent [and] Trump at 44 percent.”

Karl emphasized that the poll “taken largely after the indictment” was in the “margin of error,” making it a “statistical tie.”

Karl asked the panelists, “What does that say about Biden if he’s barely beating” the former President?

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile said the survey showed the country is “very divided,” saying the poll was more an indication of where the U.S. is “as a nation and not where we are in terms of whose personally popular at this time.”

Bazile came to Biden’s defense, suggesting the President had a “remarkable story to tell.”

The former DNC Chair queried why anyone would talk “about Donald Trump when you’ve created 13 million jobs,” and there were 35,000 projects invested in America across the country, from rural America to urban America.

Brazile expressed that she didn’t believe anyone should “spend… time talking about a former president” who has been indicted and was facing more legal trouble and should rather spend time discussing what could be done to “help the American people lower prescription drug prices.”

Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a moderate Republican, suggested that both Trump and Biden have low approval ratings and that voters didn’t want either to be reelected.