In a rematch polling they both earn 45% of the vote in the Wall Street Journal poll….
Of course Biden beat Trump November 2020 by 7 million votes ….
Biden gets a 54% approval number on how he’s handlinmg the Putin/Ukraine situation…
Donald Trump earns the tag of an unpopular figure by 55%….
Biden stay’s ahaed of Trump in who the voters would vote for now by a 36% to 24% margin making Trump the odds on favorite for who Joe Biden should run against November 2024….
“The mood of the country hasn’t gotten any better since the last poll. In fact, it’s gotten a little worse,” said Democratic pollster John Anzalone, who was the lead pollster for Mr. Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and whose company conducted the Journal survey along with the firm of Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio.
Still, the challenges for Democrats haven’t significantly changed how voters said they expect to vote this year: 46% of voters said they would back a Republican candidate for Congress if the election were today, compared with 41% who favored a Democrat, with Republicans gaining support among Black and Hispanic voters since the last Journal poll.
That 5-point GOP edge compared with a 3-point lead in November. Democrats currently hold a narrow edge in the House and control the 50-50 Senate, because Vice President Kamala Harris can break ties.
One bright spot for Democrats in the Journal poll: Mr. Biden’s handling of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has included imposing tough sanctions to increase economic pressure on Moscow and rallying allies in the West to support Kyiv.
Some 50% of voters said they approved of how the president has dealt with Russia, compared with 44% who disapproved. Asked a separate question on their view of how Mr. Biden has handled the crisis in Ukraine, 47% of voters said they approved and 46% disapproved….
The idea of banning imports of Russian oil, as Mr. Biden ordered this week, had support from 79% of voters—including three-fourths of Republicans—who said they backed the move even if energy prices increased as a result.
The positive reviews for Mr. Biden weren’t reflected in a hypothetical rematch with former President Donald Trump. Voters were split, 45% to 45%, when asked who they would vote for in 2024, which remained virtually unchanged since the previous Journal poll.
The poll showed that Mr. Trump remained an unpopular figure, with 55% holding an unfavorable view of him. Nearly 15% of voters held unfavorable views of both the former and current presidents, and these voters preferred Mr. Biden over Mr. Trump, 36% to 24%, when asked who they would support in 2024. But they said they planned to vote for Republican congressional candidates, 42% to 29%, on their midterm ballots in November….