Biden could beat Trump, lose to Ron DeSantis in 2024: Poll
A poll surveyed 1,035 people with a margin of error of three percentage points.
A recent poll showed that US President Joe Biden would handily defeat former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 election fight but would lose to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
In a rematch of the 2020 presidential election, the 80-year-old Biden would win by eight percentage points in the overall vote — 49% to 41% — but would lose to Florida's Republican governor by 45% to 42% in a head-to-head fight, according to a WPA Intelligence survey issued January 13.
The conservative Club for Growth commissioned the poll, conducted between January 2 and January 8, and found that while DeSantis trailed Biden and Trump in name recognition, his favorability rating (41%) surpassed the former president's (39%) and came within four percentage points of the current president (45%).
However, DeSantis' negative rating (38%) is significantly lower than those of Biden (55%) and Trump (60%).
The poll surveyed 1,035 people and has a margin of error of three percentage points.
Those findings are consistent with the larger patterns noted by analysts in recent months, as DeSantis has surged ahead of Trump in popularity following a convincingly won reelection in November, while Trump has floundered amid a slew of scandals and lawsuits.
Biden's popularity has also increased since the November midterm elections since his Democratic Party did not fare as poorly as many predicted.
Of the three, only Trump has publicly announced that he is running for the 2024 Presidential election. On the other hand, Biden has stated he plans to run if physically and mentally able but has not made an official statement yet. DeSantis is likely to make his announcement later this year.
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