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A Neck-and-Neck Race to the Oval Office: 2024 Polls Show Biden and Trump in a Dead Heat



In a stunning revelation, a recent poll by Suffolk University and USA TODAY disclosed that if the 2024 Presidential elections were held today, President Biden and former President Trump would be almost equally matched in support. The poll, which included 1,000 registered U.S. voters, presented a close race, with Biden garnering support from 366 respondents, or 36.6%, and Trump closely trailing with 365 respondents, or 36.5%.

Adding to the drama, the survey also suggested that independent candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West could serve as serious disruptors in the 2024 electoral landscape. Kennedy, who initially set out to seek the Democratic Party’s primary nomination but is now an independent candidate, attracted 13% of the votes. Cornel West, another figure who has shifted party loyalties and is now an independent, secured 4% support. The survey further revealed that 8% of the respondents were still undecided, while 2% opted not to disclose their choice.

The presence of high levels of support for independent candidates could pose a substantial challenge to both Biden's and Trump's aspirations of securing the White House. Both Kennedy and Biden share some common ground, particularly in their advocacy for the middle class. However, they diverge on other topics such as foreign policy. Interestingly, Kennedy's anti-interventionist approach to international affairs and skepticism towards vaccines seems to be attracting Trump supporters. The poll indicated that, by a margin of two-to-one, those who backed Kennedy would have otherwise thrown their weight behind Trump.

The poll results come at a time when the influence of independent candidates is on the rise, which could eventually be a game-changer for the 2024 Presidential race. The survey was conducted between October 17 and 20 via live phone interviews, and the reported margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

This neck-and-neck contest reflects the deep divisions within the American electorate and the potential for a highly unpredictable 2024 election. With strong independent candidates shaking up the traditional two-party system, the road to the Oval Office appears to be more complicated than ever.

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