Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading his Democratic presidential opponents as well as President Donald Trump, according to a new Fox News Poll.
The survey showed that Biden is ahead by ten points (49-39) against Trump. It also showed that the former vice president remains the front-runner among the Democrats running for president including Sen. Bernie Sanders.
It is also interesting to note that Trump is trailing the other Democratic presidential candidates. Sanders is ahead by 9 points (49-40), Warren is ahead 2 points (43-41), Harris by one point (42-41) and Buttigieg one point (41-40) against the president.
A majority of the respondents, 60 percent do not believe a politician with low moral and ethical standards can still become a good leader.
Republican pollster says Trump’s position in the poll is “far from ideal”
Trump has an approval rating of 45 percent and disapproval rating of 53 percent. The president will officially launch his re-election bid on June 18.
Based on the survey, 20 percent of the respondents will be displeased and 30 percent will be scared if Trump wins another term in the White House
The Fox News Poll, which has a 3 percent of error, is conducted by Republican pollster Daron Shaw and Democratic pollster Chris Anderson.
Shaw told Fox News, “Trump’s current position in the polls is far from ideal. But he’s definitely in the game. His base is on board and he’ll have ample opportunity to frame the choice set moving forward while the Democrats battle for voter and media attention in the debates.”
Biden remains the front-runner among Democratic presidential candidates
Among Democratic primary voters, Biden is ahead 19 points (32-13) against Sanders; 20 points against Warren (32-9) and 21 points (32-8) against Harris and Buttigieg.
Democratic voters, 72 percent want a candidate who will “provide a steady, reliable leadership” and 52 percent favor a candidate who has “high ethical standards.”
Anderson commented, “Some on the left mock Biden as naive for suggesting he can bring Americans together, but primary voters prefer his steady style and unifying approach. A big question is whether another candidate can provide a viable alternative for voters who like Biden’s approach, but aren’t enthused with his candidacy.”
The Fox News Poll comes after a Morning Consult/Politico survey last week showed that Biden had 11 points advantage over Trump while Sanders was ahead by 10 points against the president.