(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a surprising turn of events, a recent Fox News poll has revealed that in a head-to-head matchup between former President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the two candidates are in a statistical tie, both polling within the margin of error. Biden holds a slight lead with 49%, while Trump follows closely at 48%. 1% of respondents remain undecided, 2% plan to abstain from voting, and 1% intend to write in another candidate.
Comparing this poll to September’s Fox News survey, Trump’s support remains consistent, while Biden has surprisingly seen a three-point increase.
However, the inclusion of third-party candidates adds complexity to the race. In a three-way contest involving Trump, Biden, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., both Trump and Biden are deadlocked at 41%, with Kennedy garnering 16% of the vote. Only 1% of voters are undecided, while 1% will not vote, and another 1% back an alternative candidate.
When introducing Green Party presidential candidate Cornel West into the equation, West affects Biden’s support more than Kennedy does. Trump leads with 45%, while Biden trails with 43%. West secures 9% of the vote, and an additional 4% are undecided, plan to vote for someone else, or will abstain from the election.
Notably, among independents, Kennedy attracted more support (41%) than West (28%), impacting Trump’s performance.
While the poll did not explore the possibility of a four-candidate general election, it remains a potential scenario.
Fox News also examined hypothetical matchups between Biden and other Republican contenders, including Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC). DeSantis holds a two-point lead over Biden, polling at 49% to Biden’s 47%, within the margin of error. On the other hand, Haley enjoys a four-point advantage, polling at 49% compared to Biden’s 45%.
In the GOP presidential primary and caucus field context, former President Trump maintains a commanding lead with 59% support among likely GOP primary voters or caucus-goers. DeSantis, Trump’s closest competitor, lags significantly with 13% of the vote.
Haley is the next contender, gaining ground with 10% support, a five-point increase since the September survey. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, a critic of woke culture, also garners 7% of support, although this marks a three-point decrease since the previous Fox News poll.
Other candidates in the field include former Vice President Mike Pence (4%), former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) (3%), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) (1%), and former Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) (1%).
The margin of error for the GOP primary portion of the poll is ±4.5% points, while for the general election, the survey included 1,007 registered voters with a margin of error of ±3%. The poll was conducted this current month.