Sleepy Joe will lose some sleep over this.
In a recent poll released on Friday, it was revealed that Donald Trump has expanded his advantage to a seven-point lead over President Joe Biden in a hypothetical scenario for the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
According to the Harvard CAPS-Harris online poll conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, which surveyed 2,004 registered voters, Donald Trump currently holds a 47% to 40% lead over President Joe Biden, with 13% expressing uncertainty. In a hypothetical scenario where Trump goes against Vice President Kamala Harris, his lead expands to 50% to 39%, with 11% being unsure. In comparison, Trump’s lead in April was five points (45% to 40%) over Biden and 10 points (48% to 38%) over Harris.
In a hypothetical matchup, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is anticipated to join the race and challenge Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination, faces a more competitive situation against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. According to the poll, DeSantis and Biden are tied at 42% each, with 16% expressing uncertainty. The same figures hold true in a hypothetical matchup between DeSantis and Harris, with both candidates tied at 42%, and 16% unsure.
In the previous poll conducted in April, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a slight lead over President Joe Biden with 43% compared to Biden’s 40%. Similarly, DeSantis had a narrow edge against Vice President Kamala Harris with a 43% to 42% margin.
According to the poll, President Joe Biden’s approval rating has declined by 1% since April, currently standing at 42%. Additionally, the survey indicates that 60% of respondents believe that the country is on the wrong track, while 62% hold the view that the economy is heading in the wrong direction.
Donald Trump continues to dominate his potential rivals in the GOP primary, maintaining significant leads over them. In a matchup against Ron DeSantis, Trump’s lead has expanded to 30 points, with a 65% to 35% margin, compared to a 26-point lead in April. Trump’s lead against Nikki Haley stands at a staggering 57 points, with a 78% to 21% margin. Against Tim Scott, his lead extends to 58 points, with a 79% to 21% margin. Additionally, Trump holds a 54-point lead over Mike Pence, his former vice president who has not yet announced his candidacy, with a 77% to 23% margin.
In the current scenario, if the primary election were to take place today, 58% of respondents expressed their intention to vote for Donald Trump. Ron DeSantis garnered 16% support, while Vivek Ramaswamy, Mike Pence, and Nikki Haley each received 4% of the vote.