Biden Gets Crushing News

( – In a new crushing blow to Joe Biden that has been long in the making, independent voters are increasingly abandoning the incumbent Democrat president to side with his most likely challenger, former President Donald Trump, a new poll finds.

According to the latest public opinion survey by leftist pollsters working for NPR and Marist College, Trump enjoys an eight-point advantage over Biden among independent voters nationwide in a potential 2020 rematch at the 2024 presidential election.

Thus, 48% of independent voters declared they would support the former president in a hypothetical matchup at the polls, while 40% chose the current occupant of the White House.

Breitbart News reports that the remaining 12% of independents said they were unsure.

The pollsters found that Trump and Biden are practically tied among registered voters nationwide, with 47% support for the Democrat president and 46% saying they would vote for his predecessor.

Fewer than one-tenth – or 7% – of the registered voters said they were undecided.

The survey also discovered that Trump enjoys slightly bigger support among registered GOP voters than Biden does among registered Democrats.

Thus, 90% of registered Republicans said they would vote for the former, and 88% of registered Democrats declared they would support the current president.

The Marist poll also found that President Joe Biden’s approval stands at 42% while his disapproval rating is 52%, with 6% unsure.

It also showed 67% of Republican primary voters would like to see Trump win the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, compared with 29% who prefer Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis.

The NPR and Marist College poll was conducted from August 11-14 among 1,220 American voters nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Former President Trump’s lead on Biden among independents has been shaping up for a while now, Breitbart notes.

In July, a Harvard CAPS and Harris poll found that Trump enjoyed a lead of 18 percentage points on Joe Biden among independent American voters.

“It is possible — even likely — that Trump’s standing among independents will increase following his fourth indictment at the hands of a grand jury in Georgia,” the report comments.

It points out that a poll by pro-right pollsters Rasmussen Reports conducted before Trump’s fourth Democrat-led indictment discovered that most independents (52%), not unlike most Republicans (61%), didn’t approve of the preceding (third) indictment of the former president.