Biden Pulls Ahead of Trump in Polling Average for First Time All Year

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The latest average of polls from The Hill/Decision Desk HQ (DDHQ) indicates that, for the first time since October, President Biden is ahead of former President Trump in the polls.

Biden leads Trump by 0.1 percentage points at this time.

The president is currently receiving 44.9 percent of the vote, compared to 45 percent for Trump, according to an average of 685 polls compiled by DDHQ that compare the two candidates in a probable 2024 matchup.

Sunday marked the passage of six months until November’s election day. According to a new poll by I&I/TIPP Insights, Biden led by two points, while a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos and ABC News/Ipsos both placed him one point ahead.

When independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is factored into polling, The Hill/DDHQ average of polls indicates that Trump leads by 1.1 percentage points.

The average of 144 polls indicates that 41.2 percent of respondents support Trump, 40.1 percent support Biden, and 8.5 percent support Kennedy.

Recent polls have shown Trump to be leading in battleground states, where Biden has struggled to gain ground against him.

In Michigan, the former president leads Biden by 3.3 percentage points; in Wisconsin, the advantage is 3.1 percentage points; and in Pennsylvania, the lead is 0.7 percentage points.

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