For former President Donald Trump, who is considering a potential rematch with President Joe Biden, a new study offers more encouraging news.
The majority of Republican voters think Trump has the best chance of defeating Biden in 2016 according to a Monmouth poll issued on Tuesday.
Which of the following statements best describes your opinion of which Republican has the best chance of winning in 2024, regardless of whether you now support Donald Trump? was the question posed to respondents in the poll.
- Donald Trump is definitely the strongest candidate to beat Joe Biden
- Donald Trump is probably the strongest candidate to beat Joe Biden
- Another Republican would probably be a stronger candidate than Trump
- Another Republican would definitely be a stronger candidate than Trump
In all, 63 percent of respondents said they thought Trump had the best chance of defeating Biden, vs just 32 percent for another Republican contender.
Trump was clearly the strongest candidate, according to 45% of the broader sample, while Trump was probably the strongest, according to 18%. On the other side, 19% of the 32% who thought that a candidate other than Trump would be the strongest candidate agreed that they thought a different candidate would likely be stronger.
Only 13% of this demographic believed that an other candidate would unquestionably be more powerful, according to a survey cited by Breitbart News.
In the poll, Trump received 43 percent of the vote, putting him in the lead. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received 19 percent of the vote, trailing Trump by a 24 point deficit. It’s important to note that Trump’s support has grown by two points since March, while DeSantis’ popularity has fallen by eight points in same time.
“DeSantis lost ground even before he got out of the starting gate. Republican voters still like him, but they haven’t heard a convincing case for why he would be the party’s best option,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said.
Trump may still be dealing with legal issues in New York and Georgia, but another significant new 2024 presidential survey conducted earlier this month suggests that Trump’s political standing has not been harmed by those lawsuits.
In fact, he might even benefit from the impression that he is the target of political assassination going into a hypothetical rematch with Biden in 2020.
The most recent Harvard-Harris poll shows a noticeable increase in Trump support, pointing to a possible road to success in 2016 if he wins the GOP nomination. The polling data shows that despite numerous legal difficulties, Trump has maintained his dominance and enjoys a sizable lead over his Democratic rivals.
The poll showed a stunning rise in support for Trump, who received 47 percent of the vote compared to Biden’s 40 percent, giving him a clear 7-point advantage.
The survey evaluated potential races featuring Donald Trump and other well-known Democrats. For instance, the results showed that Trump received 50% of the vote, while Kamala Harris, the vice president, received only 39%.
🇺🇲 2024 Presidential Election Poll
(R) Trump: 47% (+7)
(D) Biden: 40%
(R) Trump: 50% (+11)
(D) Harris: 39%
(D) Biden: 42% (=)
(R) DeSantis: 42%
(D) Harris: 42% (=)
(R) DeSantis: 42%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) May 19, 2023
According to the poll, DeSantis and Biden were tied at 42 percent.
Less than 33% of respondents, according to the survey, think that the nation is headed in the right way, which is a blatant sign that they don’t trust Biden’s policies. A troubling 66 percent of the participants also expressed concern about the direction of the American economy, indicating that they think it is going in the wrong direction. This is a glaring indication that people believe the current administration is incapable of managing the country’s financial situation.
At the same time, 50% of respondents said that the Biden administration had a negative impact on their personal finances. Additionally, only 21% of respondents indicated confidence in avoiding a potential recession in the poll.