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Biden Ahead of Trump by 4 Points in Virginia, Poll Shows

A poll from Virginia shows President Joe Biden is ahead by four points from his likely opponent, former President Donald Trump.

Who Did the Virginia Poll?

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The poll was conducted by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research (IPOR) at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and released on Friday, March 1.

Virginia Poll Results

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The poll results revealed that Biden would secure victory in Virginia with 47% of the vote, compared to Trump’s 43%.

Poll Background

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The survey, conducted from February 11 to 19 with 705 Virginians, carries a margin of error of 4.6%.

Nikki Haley’s Nomination

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However, suppose Trump’s chief rival in the GOP presidential primary, Nikki Haley, were to win the nomination.

In that case, the poll suggests she would defeat Biden by a margin of 49% to 40% in Virginia.

IPOR’s Low Favorability

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Despite the poll results, both Biden and Trump have received low favorability ratings—a mere 35% in the IPOR poll.

Drop-In Biden’s Ratings

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Additionally, Biden’s approval rating stood at 33%, close to a 10% fall from a rating of 42% in May.

Biden’s Ratings Lowest Since Taking Office

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The director of IPOR noted that Biden’s approval rating is the lowest observed since taking office when his approval was 47% among Virginians.

David Taylor’s Response

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2020 had shown 36% job approval for Donal Trump, whereas current President Biden’s rating is 33%

Another Poll Results

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However, a recent Harvard CAPS- Harris poll presented significantly different findings regarding the Biden-Trump victory.

Harvard CAPS- Harris poll

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According to this poll, Trump leads Biden by six points in a hypothetical 2024 matchup despite facing legal challenges.

Numbers From the Harvard CAPS- Harris poll

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In a direct matchup, the poll revealed that Trump holds 48% support compared to Biden’s 42%, with an additional 9% of registered voters undecided about their preference between the two candidates.

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