Former officials from the George W. Bush administration have formed a super PAC to support former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House campaign.
According to thehill.com, the super PAC, dubbed 43 Alumni For Biden, referring to the 43rd president, was formed Monday.
Filing with the Federal Election Commission has Karen Kirksey, a former Treasury Department official listed as the group’s treasurer and custodian of records.
The support boost comes as Biden widens his lead over President Trump in a new Monmouth University poll with an 11-point advantage.
The poll released Wednesday shows Biden with the support of more than half of registered voters – 52 percent – while Trump came in with 41 percent support.
That was a 2-point increase for Biden from a Monmouth tracking poll released in May, while the president’s support remained stagnant.
The poll comes at a tumultuous time for Trump’s presidency and for the country.
Trump continues to take damage from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
He has also faced criticism over his handling of widespread civil unrest over racial injustice and the police killing of George Floyd.
The number of voters who said that his response to the outbreak makes his reelection in November less likely jumped 7 points since April to 38 percent.
In contrast, the number who said he is more likely to win a second term plunged 9 points to 18 percent.
More voters also appear to have more faith in Biden’s ability to manage race relations as president than Trump’s.
Fifty-two percent said that Biden is better prepared to do so, while 40 percent said Trump is.