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Trump Leads Biden Ahead of US Presidential Debate – Poll

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Americans favor Donald Trump over Joe Biden as their next president across several measures, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday ahead of the presidential debate.
Trump received a 46% overall favorable rating in the poll, taken June 3-23 after he was convicted by a New York court of 34 felony counts. It was also the highest rating for him since April 2020.
In comparison, Biden received a 37% favorable rating. More Republicans favored Trump as their party’s nominee (91%) than Democrats supporting Biden (81%).
Trump led the poll in terms of having the necessary "personality and leadership qualities" of a president by eight points. More Americans (49%) also said they agreed with Trump on important issues compared to Biden (37%).
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.06.2024
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While both candidates are only a few years apart in age, far more Americans said they were "very concerned" about Biden’s advanced age of 81 (59%) than they were about Trump’s 78 (18%). In addition, more than half of Americans (56%) saw Biden as "too liberal" while 44% saw Trump as "too conservative."

The US presidential election is slated for November 2024. The main contenders expected on the ballot are Biden and former US President Donald Trump, who have both won enough delegates' votes to be their respective Democratic and Republican parties' presumptive nominees.

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