A poll released Friday by Emerson College shows former President Trump beating President Biden in a 2024 hypothetical matchup.
Biden, dealing with a COVID resurgence a messy Afghanistan departure, still handily defeats such possible GOP challenges as including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in a direct matchup. However, the poll show Trump defeats Biden by one percentage point.
Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump, in rematch of 2020, compared to 46% saying they would stick with Biden.
Six percent said they’d vote for someone else, and 2% said they were undecided.
Among Democrat voters, 60% of those polled said they would like to see Biden as the 2024 presidential nominee, 39% said they’d rather see someone else. Among Republicans, 67% said they want to see Trump run again. DeSantis was the only other potential candidate who broke double digits at 10%.
Beyond the direct match up, the Emerson poll found Biden’s job performance approval number is holding at 46%, while his disapproval number sits at 47%, 7% of those asked possess a neutral opinion.
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