The University of Georgia and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a poll in the swing state of Georgia, and the results show that President Joe Biden is trailing behind former president Donald Trump.
Based on the results, Trump had a slight edge over the sitting Democrat among registered voters, with 45% to 37%. Nearly 20% of people who took the survey either weren’t sure, wouldn’t vote in the contest, or intended to vote for someone else. There was no mention of possible third-party candidates in the poll.
Just over 62% of people who took the survey said Biden was doing a poor job as president, and a small majority said they “strongly disapprove” of the sitting president.
This is consistent with Biden’s dismal approval ratings in Georgia and the rest of the country. In December of 2023, he had a nationwide job approval rating of 39% based on a Gallup poll.
In 2020, Biden came close to winning Georgia, making history as the first Democratic presidential candidate to do it since 1992. In an effort to influence Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find votes” in the state, Trump and his associates made baseless accusations of fraud against election volunteers. In a slander lawsuit that two Georgia election workers won last month, they sued Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani.
Prior to Trump’s Monday night overwhelming victory in the Iowa caucuses, the poll was carried out.
In the Iowa state primaries, Trump achieved a historic victory, gaining a majority. His Republican primary opponents, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Florida governor Ron DeSantis, received only around 20% of the vote apiece.
This survey was conducted from January 3rd to the 11th and comprised 1,007 eligible voters. The range of possible results was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.