Trump Maintains Big Lead Of Biden In Georgia

Donald Trump has a significant lead over Joe Biden in Georgia, according to a new poll. An Emerson College survey in the Peach State placed Donald Trump in front with 48% and President Biden trailing behind with 42%. Trump won the state in 2016 but lost it in 2020, so the new result will likely boost the Republican front-runner, particularly as he faces criminal charges there.

Mr. Trump is leading Biden in every age group, providing further evidence that more young people are backing the outspoken former President. Several recent surveys show that young voters are moving toward Trump, including a USA Today/Suffolk University poll conducted on the first day of 2024. In that survey, younger voters backed Trump by 37% to Biden’s 33%.

That followed a December survey by the New York Times/Siena College, which placed Trump’s support at 49% and Biden’s at 43%.

Back in Georgia, President Biden has maintained the majority support of blacks and independents, but many said they are concerned about Biden’s age and the legal issues facing Donald Trump. Regarding issues, the economy was considered most important, with 32% naming it their number one concern. Health care and crime were level at 13%, while immigration and education topped the list for 9% of voters.

Former President Trump likewise leads Biden in several key states, including Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Nationally, however, results are mixed. In February, a national YouGov poll saw Trump ahead by just 1% at 43%, and a Morning Consult survey at the same time placed Trump at 45% to Biden’s 41%. In a Quinnipiac University survey, also in mid-February, Biden was ahead by 49% to 45%.

The news from Georgia is a boost for Donald Trump as prosecutors pursue him on charges of attempting to overturn the 2020 election result. The former President famously had his mugshot taken in a Fulton County jail when DA Fani Willis indicted him on several offenses. He faces trial later this year.