Former President Trump is leading President Biden with independent voters, outpacing the incumbent by 11 points, according to a new poll.
In the new Messenger/Harris poll, the former president garnered 46 percent, while Biden got 35 percent when registered voters were asked who would they vote for today if those two were the only choices. Twenty percent were undecided.
Trump beat Biden in a head-to-head match-up by 4 points with all voters, according to the poll, 46 percent to 42 percent. Trump’s lead shrank slightly since the last poll of this kind had him up 7 points.
According to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ aggregation of polls, Trump is up by 1 point.
Trump also enjoyed more support from men with 56 percent picking the former president over the 38 percent who chose Biden, according to the poll. Inversely, Biden has a 10-point lead with women, with 46 percent picking him over Trump, who won 36 percent.
Trump maintained a 3-point lead when third-party candidates were added.
Trump had 40 percent support, Biden had 37 percent and independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had 11 percent when all three were included. Two other independent candidates, Cornell West and Jill Stein, were in single digits.
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The majority of the voters sounded off that they do not want either Trump or Biden as president, despite the likelihood of both candidates becoming their parties’ nominees. Sixty-one percent said they don’t want Biden to run again, while 53 percent said the same about Trump.
The poll was conducted by HarrisX from Tuesday to Wednesday among 1,045 registered voters. The margin of error was 3 points.