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Harvard/Harris Poll: Trump Soars Ahead of Biden!

A recent national poll has shed light on the current political landscape, revealing that former President Donald Trump maintains a notable lead over President Joe Biden by 6 points overall. This lead is particularly pronounced among independent voters, where Trump holds an 11 percent margin.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll indicates that 49 percent of voters nationwide would choose Trump, while 43 percent would opt for Biden, with 8 percent remaining undecided. Notably, a significant majority of GOP voters, 93 percent, express their intention to vote for Trump, showcasing strong party support for the former president.

Interestingly, a larger proportion of Democrat voters, at 8 percent, are considering crossing party lines to vote for Trump. Among independent voters, Trump garners support from 47 percent, while Biden secures 36 percent, highlighting Trump’s appeal beyond traditional party lines.

In a head-to-head matchup, Trump maintains a lead with 53 percent of voters preferring him over Biden’s 47 percent. Even with the inclusion of third-party candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Trump maintains his lead with 43 percent, while Biden receives 39 percent and Kennedy captures 12 percent support.

The poll also delves into potential vice-presidential picks for Trump, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis leading at 12 percent support. Senator Tim Scott and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy follow with 9 percent and 8 percent support, respectively. Interestingly, “none of the above” emerges as a significant choice with 28 percent support, particularly driven by Democrat and independent voters.

The poll indicates that a substantial portion of voters, including 70 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of GOP voters, and 56 percent of independents, have already made up their minds about their preferred candidate for the upcoming election. Additionally, an overwhelming majority of voters, 79 percent, express a desire for Biden and Trump to engage in debates, with 63 percent believing that these debates would provide valuable information. Furthermore, 71 percent of respondents advocate for the inclusion of third-party candidates in these debates.

Conducted among 1,660 registered voters nationwide between May 15 and 16, the poll carries a margin of error of 2 percent, offering insights into voter sentiments and preferences leading up to the election.

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