Former US President Donald Trump has a significant lead over incumbent Joe Biden in five of the six key states that decide the presidential vote. This is according to the results of a New York Times-Siena College survey of attitudes about the next presidential election in the country, published on Sunday.
At the same time, the Washington Post writes that Trump is preparing a large-scale vendetta against his critics and a purge of the FBI when he returns to power.
Trump leads Biden by as much as 10 points in Nevada, six percent in Georgia, five in Arizona and Michigan and four percent in Pennsylvania. Biden’s only lead is in Wisconsin, where he beats Trump by two percentage points.
That is, if the election were now, Trump would receive from these 6 states 67 votes in the Electoral College, and Biden – only 10.
It is recalled that Biden defeated Trump in all six states during the 2020 election.
The NYT-Siena College poll polled 3,662 registered voters in the six states from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3.
The poll attributed Biden’s poor performance to a lack of confidence due to his age. Among Biden’s own supporters, 54% still say he is too old for office.
Voters believe Trump has a better handle on the economy, foreign policy and immigration.
Trump’s performance is also due to unprecedented levels of support among black voters.
Trump currently holds a commanding lead in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, with his closest competitors far behind him. In late October, former US Vice President Mike Pence resigned.
Donald Trump and his allies have begun drawing up concrete plans to use the federal government to punish critics and opponents if he wins a second term, with Trump naming individuals he wants to investigate or prosecute and his aides drawing up plans to potentially trigger the the riots on the very first day of his mandate, so that he could use the army against civil demonstrations, writes The Washington Post, quoted by “Focus”.
In private conversations in recent months, Trump has told advisers and friends that he wants the Justice Department to investigate former officials and allies who have become critical of his tenure, including his former chief of staff John Kelly and former attorney general William P. .Barr, as well as his former lawyer Ty Cobb and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, said people who spoke to him and who, along with others, spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private conversations. Trump has also talked about prosecuting officials at the FBI and Justice Department, a person familiar with the matter said.
Trump has publicly vowed to appoint a special prosecutor to “go after” US President Joe Biden and his family. Trump has often made accusations of corruption against them that are not supported by available evidence.
In late October, Trump promised to “make the tax cuts permanent” if elected in 2024, as well as enacting further cuts.
He also promised to cut taxes for farmers “to protect our overriding national security interests in a strong domestic agricultural industry.”
Trump also vowed to eliminate the estate tax, which he also campaigned on before his first term as president.
Trump told a rally in Iowa that he would “restore peace through force” after the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. He claimed that Hamas would “never attack” Israel if he were president. He also claims that the US has not suffered any terrorist attacks during his presidency.