(Patriot.Buzz) – Highlighting a notable shift in public opinion, former President Donald Trump has edged ahead of Joe Biden in the latest Quinnipiac poll, marking the first time he has taken the lead in this particular survey.
The poll, released mid-November, shows Trump garnering 48% support from registered voters, compared to 46% for Biden. This survey, conducted in November, involved 1,574 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.5%.
The poll also explored a three-way race scenario, where Trump maintained his lead with 38% support, narrowly surpassing Biden’s 37%, while independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attracted 21% of voters’ support.
The dynamics remain consistent even when expanding the race to include five candidates. Trump maintains his lead with 38% of the vote, Biden trails slightly at 35%, and Kennedy holds 17% support. Additionally, independent candidate Cornell West and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein each capture 3% of the vote.
Both Trump and Biden exhibit strong leads in the context of their respective party’s primary campaigns. Trump significantly outpaces Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by 48 points, while Biden comfortably leads author Marianne Williamson with 74% to her 12%.
Amidst these developments, Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is reportedly contemplating a third-party presidential run after announcing his decision not to seek reelection to the Senate.
Previously, Biden held a slight advantage over Trump in Quinnipiac’s September poll, leading by 1 point, and by 4 points in July, as highlighted in a post on X by Interactive Polls.
Looking at the broader landscape, Trump currently has a 1-point lead over Biden in the RealClearPolitics average of polls conducted from October 27 to November 14. This represents a significant shift compared to past election cycles. In 2019, at this exact point in time, Biden had a substantial 10.2% lead over Trump, and in 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintained a 4.4% lead over him.
These polling dynamics illustrate the evolving political landscape as the next presidential election approaches, highlighting the increasing support for Republicans, fluctuating favorability for Democrats, and the potential impact of third-party candidates on the race.