Biden edges out Trump in Fox News poll, loses to DeSantis or Haley

Biden edges out Trump in Fox News poll, loses to DeSantis or Haley
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President Biden edged out former President Trump in a poll released this week, leading by just 1 point.

Biden’s support is between 45 percent and 49 percent against each Republican running for the White House, including the narrow lead over Trump. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), however, has a 2-point edge over the sitting president, according to a Fox News poll.

And former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tops Biden by 4 points, the survey shows.

Fox News also noted that the poll results, published Wednesday, mark the first time this cycle that Trump has fared worse against Biden than the other candidates vying for the GOP nomination.

Trump, the current GOP front-runner, is dealing with a civil fraud trial in New York, in which New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has alleged Trump inflated and deflated the value of properties and companies.

But, despite a myriad of legal challenges, the poll shows Trump is still decisively leading the GOP primary field.

He received 59 percent of support among GOP primary voters, with DeSantis at 13 percent, Haley at 10 percent and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy falling to 7 percent. Former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) all received less than 5 percent, according to the survey.


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The Fox News poll was conducted Oct. 6-9 with a sample of 1,007 registered voters nationwide.

The margin of error for the full sample was plus or minus 3 percent points. For primary voters registered as Democrat or Republican, the margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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