Could this really be true?
According to a recent poll, it has been suggested that Former President Donald Trump is viewed as the most viable Republican candidate to defeat President Joe Biden in the upcoming general election. The poll also indicates that Trump maintains a commanding lead over other contenders in the GOP primary race for the Republican presidential nomination.
In the survey conducted by Premise, respondents were asked to choose between Trump and Biden, with 43% expressing a preference for Trump compared to 38% favoring Biden. Approximately 18% of participants remained unsure. In a hypothetical general election matchup between Biden and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, 37% expressed a preference for Biden, 33% for DeSantis, and 29% were undecided.
Regarding the Republican primary, Trump holds a substantial advantage over his nearest competitor, with 58% of likely Republican primary voters indicating their preference for Trump as the GOP candidate for the 2024 presidential election. Only 21% expressed support for DeSantis as the nominee, while former Vice President Mike Pence received 5% support. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy garnered 3% and 1% support, respectively.
The Premise poll’s findings, which show Trump leading Biden by a margin of 5 points, align with the results of a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. That poll revealed a decline in Biden’s approval rating among Black voters, a crucial demographic that traditionally supports the Democratic Party. The approval rating among Black voters dropped to 58%, whereas during the early days of Biden’s presidency, nearly 90% of Black voters approved of his performance.
Additionally, a Florida Atlantic University-Mainstreet Research poll raised concerns for DeSantis, who is expected to announce his presidential bid in the near future. The poll indicates that despite Trump’s legal challenges, 69% of registered Republican Florida voters plan to support him in the 2024 election. Another 18% expressed “somewhat support” for Trump. In a head-to-head comparison, Sunshine State survey participants favored Trump over DeSantis, with 59% supporting Trump and 31% supporting DeSantis.