New poll shows Trump's lead over Biden growing after  shaky presidential debate performance


New poll shows Trump's lead over Biden growing after  shaky presidential debate performance



Former President Donald Trump's lead over President Joe Biden has widened after Biden's shaky debate performance last week brought further focus to concerns about his age, 81.


The New York Times/Siena College poll, conducted June 28-July 2, shows Trump leading Biden 49% to 43% among likely voters nationwide, a 3-point increase in the former president's approval rating since the last New York Times/Siena College poll, conducted before the debate.


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The Times said Trump leads among registered voters 49% to 41%, a 3-point increase in the former president's approval rating since the last poll.


The poll was conducted among 1,532 registered voters nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points for the sample of registered voters and plus or minus 2.9 percentage points for likely voters.


The results come as several Democrats have expressed concerns about Biden's 2024 presidential bid and are debating whether he should continue to take on Trump.