Opinion In 2020, Joe Biden barely beat Donald Trump in the presidential race in Georgia. Now, a new poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the University of Georgia shows Trump leading President Biden in that swing state. Trump held a 45 percent to 37 percent lead over the incumbent Democrat among registered voters. About 62 percent of respondents had a negative view of Biden’s job performance, with a slim majority saying they ‘strongly disapprove’ of the incumbent. This is roughly in line with Biden’s low approval ratings, both nationally and in Georgia. With Biden being the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia in almost three decades in 2020, it would be quite the feat to repeat such a victory in 2024.
Trump continues to deliver leading polls numbers across the board. The AJC poll noted some factors: “Biden is hurt by soft support among many Democratic and independent voters who were crucial to his narrow 2020 victory over Trump in Georgia, including 10% of Black voters who say they don’t plan to vote in the White House race at all.” Trump is far and away the GOP frontrunner in his party’s presidential primary and is significantly competitive in the general election at the moment if he ends up facing Biden as the Democratic nominee.