As the 2024 Presidential election approaches and numerous candidates have thrown their hats in the ring, more polling data has become available, and a brand new poll from Marquette University shows mixed results for Republican hopefuls such as former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
The poll shows 64 percent of registered Republicans said they would favor Governor DeSantis over former President Trump if the two came down to a head-to-head as the finalists for the Republican 2024 Presidential nomination.
The same poll showed promising results for Republicans if DeSantis were to be the nominee against incumbent President Joe Biden, showing registered voters favoring Desantis 45 percent to Joe Biden’s 38 percent.
President Biden’s popularity has continued to remain stagnant in the mid to lower 40s with the general population, and what’s even more concerning for Biden is the lack of support from Democrats, with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg continuing to lead potential 2024 candidates on the left.
DeSantis also sees encouraging signs in New Hampshire, where 42 percent of registered Republican voters chose him over former President Trump, who sits at 30 percent. If the hypothetical 2024 matchup was a rematch of 2020, Biden and Trump are deadlocked in a tie at 40 percent.
Biden trails both DeSantis and Trump in head-to-head matchups in multiple polls.
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In both hypothetical matchups, Biden’s share of support has steadily declined since last summer, while support for DeSantis and Trump has increased in the past year. The Marquette poll was conducted from Jan. 19-20.
In a December USA Today poll, Biden led Trump in a hypothetical matchup. However, the president continued to trail DeSantis in a head-to-head race, with DeSantis at 47% and Biden at 43%.
In New Hampshire, a critical early state in the presidential nomination process, DeSantis leads the pack of GOP candidates with 42% of likely GOP voters picking the Florida governor as their top choice for president in 2024. Trump follows modestly behind with 30%, with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley next in line with 8%.
The University of New Hampshire poll, conducted from Jan. 19-23, shows steady support for DeSantis since June 2022, though Trump’s support among likely Republican voters in the Granite State declined since last summer. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
Biden has yet to make an announcement on a decision to run for re-election, although some speculate that could change possibly after the State of the Union speech this week.
So far, Donald Trump and Nikki Haley make up the GOP’s official primary field, with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also expected to be in the mix.
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