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NBC Poll Reveals Troubling Numbers for Biden: Trump Takes Lead for First Time

In a recent NBC poll, political correspondent Steve Kornacki raised concerns over the results, which showed former President Trump leading President Biden in a hypothetical general election match-up for the first time in NBC poll history. Trump garnered 46% support, while Biden received 44%. Kornacki emphasized that Biden has historically enjoyed an advantage over Trump in terms of “likability,” but the latest poll indicates a tie between the two candidates. He stated, “The gap is gone. Thirty-six percent positive on both and actually Biden, one point more negative than Trump. That’s been a significant advantage for Biden, our poll says that advantage, at least for now, may be gone.”

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Kornacki also drew attention to Biden’s approval rating in the NBC poll, which recorded the lowest rating for the president so far. Only 40% of registered voters approved of Biden’s job performance. Among Independents, a mere 30% approved. Kornacki noted, “If you take a look here by party, I think it’s significant for two reasons: one, Independents, obviously, more than two to one disapprove. You don’t want to be there as an incumbent president. But I think equally significant, no surprise, 7% of Republicans approve of Joe Biden’s job performance, but three times as many Democrats, 21%, that’s more than one in five, say they disapprove. You need much more unified support in your own party if you’re going to have a successful reelection campaign.”

Additionally, Kornacki revealed that young voters in the 18-24 age group were leaning towards Trump. The poll showed that 46% of voters in this age range preferred Trump, while 42% favored Biden. Kornacki highlighted the significance of this shift, stating, “The youngest voters in the 2020 election were Biden +28. This could be a massive sea change.”

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Multiple recent polls have indicated President Biden trailing Trump in general election match-ups and key battleground states. The poll also revealed dissatisfaction with Biden’s handling of foreign policy, with a mere 33% approving of his performance. NBC’s Kristen Welker acknowledged the surprising nature of these numbers, stating, “These numbers surprised our own pollsters, Steve. With one saying he cannot remember a time when a foreign entanglement that didn’t involve U.S. troops had the capacity to transform the electorate. That’s not the case in this poll.”

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NBC’s latest poll adds to the mounting bad news for President Biden, following two polls in November that showed him trailing Trump. An earlier NBC/Siena College poll disclosed that Biden was behind Trump in several crucial battleground states.

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