(Patriot.Buzz) – Following a resounding win in the second round of GOP primaries and caucuses that are cementing his status as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, former President Donald Trump is leading Joe Biden by a sizeable margin across America in the run-up to this year’s election.
A just-released Reuters/Ipsos poll, which included 1,250 U.S. adults, shows Trump with 40% support compared to Biden’s 34%, with the rest undecided or preferring other candidates. The poll comes as Trump easily won over his primary competitor, Nikki Haley, in New Hampshire.
Interestingly, 67% of those surveyed expressed they were “tired of seeing the same candidates in presidential elections and want someone new.” Despite this, only 18% said they would abstain from voting if it came to choosing between Biden and Trump.
When third-party candidates were included in the poll, Trump maintained his lead, with 36% support compared to Biden’s 30% and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s 8%.
Over half of the respondents said they were dissatisfied with the U.S. two-party system, and Whitney Tallarico, a 33-year-old consultant in Washington, is considering a third-party option. “The independents don’t really have a voice. Polarizing characters usually take the front seat, and it’s a little sad for our country,” she said.
The poll also revealed a general discontent with the potential candidates. About 70% of respondents, including half of Democrats, think Biden should not run for re-election, while 56%, including a third of Republicans, believe Trump should not run.
Age concerns also affect voter sentiment, with around 75% of respondents seeing Biden, 81, as too old to be president, and half feeling the same about 77-year-old Trump. Even among their own parties, there are concerns about their age.
Haley, who is trying to turn around her campaign, points out that most Americans do not want a Biden-Trump rematch. She believes the party that retires its older candidate first will win the election.
As the candidates prepare for the South Carolina Republican nomination contest, Trump holds a significant lead over Haley. Despite mixed feelings about the candidates, voter turnout is expected to be high due to strong motivations to oppose the other party.
The poll also suggests that legal issues could impact Trump’s campaign, with 55% of Republican respondents saying he should be convicted and sentenced to prison if found guilty of breaking the law. However, most Republicans support Trump, dismissing the charges against him as politically motivated.