US President Joe Biden remains with a slight lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race scheduled for November, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll concluded this Tuesday. The Republican candidate faces legal battles related to allegations of falsifying business records in state court.

The two-day poll found that approximately 40% of registered voters would choose Democrat Biden if the election were held today, while 39% would opt for former President Trump. This lead of just one point marks a drop from the previous Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between April 4 and 8, when Biden led by four points.

With a margin of error of around three percentage points for registered voters, the survey indicates that many remain undecided six months before the election, with around 28% of respondents still undecided or inclined to vote for other party options.

Eight percent of respondents indicated they would choose Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccination activist running as an independent, if he were on the ballot with Trump and Biden.

While national polls provide insights into Americans’ support for political candidates, only a few states play a decisive role in the U.S. electoral college, which determines the winner of the presidential election.

Both Biden and Trump face significant challenges in what is expected to be a close election, marking the first presidential election rematch in nearly 70 years.

Trump devoted much of April to a Manhattan courtroom for the first of four criminal trials pending against him. These lawsuits include allegations related to a payment to an adult film actress before the 2016 election, among others.

Biden, for his part, faces concerns about his age, 81, and criticism within the Democratic Party for his support for Israel’s war against Hamas militants.

The poll also found that Trump leads among male respondents and those without a college degree, while Biden has a lead among women and those with a college degree.

With information from Reuters


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