Biden, Trump face troubling signs amid a pandemic of distrust

That’s according to a new NPR/”NewsHour”/Marist poll, which includes Democratic-leaning independents in these figures. The grim numbers: 44% say the party will have a better chance of keeping the White House without Biden, 36% say the president gives them the best chance, and 20% are unsure.

After Tuesday’s Election Day, that’s a sobering signal for an incumbent who has been slipping in the surveys.

The same poll shows Donald Trump’s grip on his party loosening quite a bit.

Exactly half of Republicans and GOP-leaners say Trump has the best chance of winning back the White House. Another 35% want someone else, and 14% are unsure.

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Given that President Trump commanded near-total loyalty from his party, that suggests the love affair has cooled a bit or some Republicans want a forward-looking messenger rather than someone refighting past battles.

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington, on Sept. 10, 2021. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics. (Associated Press)

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington, on Sept. 10, 2021. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics. (Associated Press)

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