Biden Pulls Ahead of Trump with Notable Gender Gap, According to Quinnipiac Survey 📊
Recent Quinnipiac University polling indicates President Biden has gained a 6-point advantage over former President Trump in a potential electoral showdown, highlighting a significant gender gap among supporters. Biden now enjoys 50% backing from registered voters, surpassing Trump’s 44%.
This marks a notable shift from December’s findings, which described the Biden-Trump face-off as neck-and-neck, with Biden at 47% and Trump closely trailing at 46%. The latest data also shows Biden winning over independents with 52% support compared to Trump’s 40%.
The survey underscores an expanding gender divide, with 58% of female voters now siding with Biden, an increase from 53% in December. Conversely, Trump’s male voter base remains steady at 53%, slightly up from 51%.
Tim Malloy, a polling analyst from Quinnipiac University, emphasized the significance of the gender gap, noting the recent surge in female support for Biden has transformed a tight race into a modest lead against Trump.
As the 2024 election looms, Biden faces minimal opposition within the Democratic party, while the Republican field narrows to a contest primarily between Trump and Nikki Haley, the former UN Ambassador. Despite party pressures to rally behind Trump, Haley remains in the race, bolstered by polls suggesting she might perform better against Biden than Trump does.
In a theoretical Biden-Haley matchup, Haley leads with 47% support to Biden’s 42%. However, Malloy points out Haley’s edge diminishes when third-party candidates enter the fray.
With the Democratic primary in South Carolina imminent and the Republican primaries progressing through Nevada and then South Carolina, the political landscape continues to evolve. The Quinnipiac poll, conducted on January 25-26 with 1,650 registered voters, carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.