According to a recent poll, US President Joe Biden would easily defeat US President Donald Trump in a hypothetical election match-up in 2024, but he would fall short against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
According to a WPA Intelligence survey, if the 2020 presidential race were to be held again, the 80-year-old Biden would defeat his 76-year-old opponent by eight percentage points in the popular vote (49% to 41%) but fall short against Florida’s Republican governor, Ron De Sanctis, by 45% to 42%.
Biden is anticipated to run for re-election but has not made an official announcement. Trump said on November 15 that he would make a third consecutive run for the White House.
DeSantis, who just won re-election by a landslide margin on November 8, hasn’t declared if he’ll run for president in 2024, but most political watchers anticipate him to do so later this year.
The conservative Club for Growth commissioned the survey, which was conducted between January 2 and January 8, and found that while DeSantis was less well-known than both Biden and Trump, his favorability rating (41%) was higher than that of the outgoing president (39%) and within four points of Trump’s approval rating (45%).
However, DeSantis’ disapproval rating (38%) is far lower than that of Biden (55%) and Trump (60).
According to Club for Growth PAC President David McIntos, “More Americans are learning about Ron DeSantis and the good he’s done as the Governor of Florida.” DeSantis has a good favorability rating among the polled potential candidates and yet has space to improve.
The survey was finished before it was revealed that Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home and a think tank office in Washington, DC, where he worked after leaving the Obama administration in 2017, both housed sensitive materials from his tenure as vice president.
A total of 1,035 voters were questioned in this poll, which has a three percentage point margin of error.