A new NBC national poll for the 2024 general election has Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump beating President Joe Biden for the “first time” in the network’s “history,” according to NBC host Kristen Welker.
Welker was joined by national correspondent Steve Kornacki Sunday during the network’s show “Meet the Press” to discuss the latest polling for the 2024 general election. Kornacki stated that Trump now leads Biden by 2 points, holding at 46 percent.
“And this is significant because this is the first time in the history of our poll that former President Trump beats President Biden – still within the margin of error, but still significant,” Welker responded.
The network’s poll was taken between Nov. 10 through Nov. 14, among 1,000 registered voters, with a margin of error roughly between 5.5 and 5.6 percentage points.
“In 2019, 2020 when Trump was president, he [Biden] trailed all of them. This year he’s trailed all of them in our poll. First time in more than a dozen polls we’ve seen a result like this,” Kornacki said.
Kornacki notably highlighted that Biden’s “long advantage” has been his likability compared to Trump, however, the “gap is now gone” between the two political figures, according to the poll.
NBC News had Biden polling in at 39 percent likability with Trump hitting 32 percent in January. However, both Biden and Trump are now hitting 36 percent, with Biden’s disapproval rating jumping 7 points to 53 percent compared to his 46 percent in January.
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