(CTN News) – In a recent NBC News poll, concerns over former President Donald Trump’s four criminal indictments and their potential impact on a general election matchup with President Joe Biden were highlighted. Here is a summary of the key findings:
Donald Trump’s Strong GOP Primary Support:
Despite facing criminal charges related to allegations of falsifying business records, mishandling classified documents, and conspiring to overturn the 2020 election, Donald Trump continues to enjoy unwavering support among GOP primary voters. He leads with 59% support among Republican primary voters.
General Election Concerns:
In a hypothetical general election scenario, Trump’s criminal cases could significantly challenge his chances of securing a second term. The poll revealed that 62% of voters expressed major or moderate concerns about Trump’s indictments, while 37% had minor or no concerns at all.
Donald Trump’s Dominance in the GOP:
Within the 2024 GOP primary race, Trump remains the dominant figure, and his support has continued to rise despite the mounting charges against him. Fifty-eight percent of GOP primary voters believe Donald Trump should remain the leader of the Republican Party, an increase from a June poll where 49% held this view. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the second-most preferred candidate among GOP voters at 16%.
Concerns About Biden’s Health:
On the other hand, President Joe Biden faces concerns from voters regarding his age and mental fitness to serve a second term. A significant 74% of voters expressed major or moderate concerns about Biden’s mental and physical health, while 26% had minor or no concerns.
Biden’s Approval Ratings:
Biden’s approval ratings have seen challenges, with the poll indicating his highest disapproval rating of 56% during his presidency, compared to an approval rating of 41%.
Neck-and-Neck General Election Matchup:
Despite concerns surrounding both candidates, a hypothetical general election matchup between Biden and Trump shows both candidates with 46% support, indicating a closely contested race. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Overall, the poll suggests that while Trump maintains strong support within the Republican Party, his criminal indictments could potentially hinder his chances in a general election. Conversely, concerns about Biden’s health and his approval ratings indicate a competitive and closely contested presidential race between the two candidates.