New US survey sees Trump in favor of voters ahead of Biden

A few days before the climax of the US presidential primaries, a current survey predicts trouble for incumbent Joe Biden: According to the survey published on Saturday on behalf of the New York Times, a majority of registered voters would currently vote for Republican former President Donald Trump . In the national survey, 48 percent of participants said they wanted to vote for Trump, while only 43 percent said they wanted to vote for Biden.

Only one in four respondents believed that the USA was currently moving in the right direction. More than twice as many said Biden’s policies had harmed them rather than helped them. According to the survey, support for Biden also fell in two voter groups that usually reliably vote for the Democrats: non-white voters and ordinary workers.

According to the survey, 97 percent of voters who voted for Trump in 2020 want to vote for him again. For Biden this is only 83 percent; according to the survey, ten percent of former Biden voters are relying on Trump this time.

What is striking is a dramatic decline in support for Biden among the group of less well-educated, non-white, ordinary workers: While the Democrat was around 50 percentage points ahead of Trump in this group of voters four years ago, his lead has now fallen to just six percentage points.

On Tuesday, “Super Tuesday”, primaries will take place in 15 states in the USA, including the most populous US states California and Texas. In almost all of these states, both Democrats and Republicans are holding their votes.