In the 2024 presidential race, a new national survey shows that incumbent Vice President Joe Biden will face tough competition from either former President Donald Trump or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
According to a new national survey, in a possible matchup for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, former President Trump leads Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by double digits and is still viable in a rematch with President Biden in the general election.
The majority of Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University survey published on Wednesday, want Trump to be barred from running for office again if he faces criminal charges in the continuing local and federal probes.
This poll is the most recent evidence that Trump, who officially began his third presidential campaign in November, is still far and away his party’s frontrunner in the early phases of the 2024 cycle. Republicans and independents who lean Republican award Trump 47% of their vote after being presented with a selection of 15 real or prospective presidential contenders.
DeSantis, who has yet to officially join the 2024 race but is widely anticipated to do so later this year, comes in at a respectable 33%. Nikki Haley, a former ambassador and two-term governor of South Carolina, officially started her candidacy last month, garnering 4% of the vote. Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is also expected to run, got 5% of the vote. The study found no one else with more than 2% support, maintaining its results from a poll done by Quinnipiac University a few weeks earlier.
According to the poll, in a possible general election held in 2024, Biden would defeat Trump by a margin of 48% to 46%. According to the survey, DeSantis leads the incumbent president by a slim margin of 48% to 46%.
The Manhattan District Attorney in New York is weighing whether or not to indict Trump for his alleged role in hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016, before that year’s election, to keep her quiet about her claims that she had sexual encounters with Trump years earlier. The ex-president has denied both sleeping with Daniels and altering financial documents to hide the money.
After leaving office, Trump took secret papers from the White House and kept them at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. This has prompted an investigation by the Department of Justice.
Trump’s claimed complicity in the devastating assault on the United States on January 6, 2021. Several federal agencies are looking into an attempt on the part of right-wing extremists and other Trump fans to derail legislative certification of Biden’s triumph over Trump.
If charges are brought up in the investigations, the majority of Americans (57%) agree with the survey that Trump should be barred from standing for president again (38%) in 2020. While the majority of Republicans (75%) believe that Trump should not be precluded from running for reelection because of the criminal accusations he faces, 88% of Democrats and 55% of independents believe that he should be disqualified.
Six out of ten people polled believed the Manhattan District Attorney’s case was driven primarily by politics.
The study by Quinnipiac University was performed between March 23 and 27, and it included responses from 1,788 adults across the United States. The margin of sampling error for the full survey is +/- 2.3%; for queries posed only of Republicans and those leaning toward the GOP, it rises to +/- 3.8%.