President Donald Trump has surged ahead of Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 election matchup, a new poll has revealed.
According to the new YouGov poll, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s politically motivated indictment of Trump is having a positive impact on the 45th president’s election campaign.
The poll was conducted for the Economist from Saturday through Trump’s arrest on Tuesday.
It shows that 44 percent of registered voters would back Trump over Biden in a rematch of the 2020 election.
Trump sits two points ahead of Biden, who registers at 42 percent.
Fourteen percent of respondents are undecided.
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Trump enjoys a net-four-point swing his way compared to another YouGov poll taken for Yahoo! News on March 30.
Last month’s poll was taken as Trump’s indictment emerged in the evening – and the following day.
That poll showed Biden leading Trump by a margin of 45 percent to 43 percent among registered voters.
In the current poll, Trump leads Biden 39 percent to 38 percent with U.S. adult women.
He also holds an advantage with independents as 35 percent of the demographic support him and 24 percent back Biden.
Another 7 percent are still undecided while 24 percent said they would not vote.
When asked to choose who they thought would win the presidency in a hypothetical general election, despite their own preferences, 40 percent of adults predicted Trump would win.
40 percent also forecasted a Biden reelection.
Among registered voters, 44 percent predicted a victory for Biden versus 42 percent who think Trump will secure a second term.
A plurality of 36 percent of independents said they think Trump would be victorious.
Meanwhile, just 29 percent believe Biden would win.
The poll reveals that Trump’s indictment has proven to be a politically divisive issue.
Of registered voters, 46 percent believe it is a result of a “Legitimate investigation” from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.
45 percent, meanwhile, say the investigation is actually a “Witch hunt.”
The overwhelming majority of Republicans, 76 percent, labeled the investigation a “Witch hunt.”
78 percent of Democrats believe the investigation is “Legitimate.”
Independents yielded more of a split as 39 percent think a “Legitimate investigation” preceded the indictment.
While 35 percent say a “Witch hunt” led to Trump’s arrest.
Another 26 percent were unsure.