(TheRedAlertNews.com) – A new poll by Emerson College has found that former President Donald Trump holds a 3-point lead over current President Joe Biden in a hypothetical rematch for the 2024 presidential election.
The poll, conducted from January 19th to 21st among 1,015 registered voters, found that 44% of respondents would support Trump in the next election, compared to 41% who would support Biden.
Another 10% said they would support someone else, while 4% remained undecided. This is a reversal from Emerson’s last national poll in November, which showed Biden with a 4-point lead over Trump.
Despite falling behind Trump in the hypothetical match-up, the poll found that Biden’s approval rating saw a 5-point bump, increasing from 39% in November to 44% in January. This suggests that despite Trump’s lead in the poll, Biden’s popularity has risen.
Additionally, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans said in the Emerson poll that they would support Biden and Trump as their parties’ respective nominees. 58% of Democratic primary or caucus voters said they think Biden should be the Democratic nominee, while 55% of Republicans said they believe Trump should be their nominee.
It’s worth noting that Trump holds a substantial 26-point lead over his closest potential primary competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
However, DeSantis has gained slightly on Trump since Emerson’s November poll, increasing his support by four percentage points. Despite this, Trump is currently the only candidate to officially launch a 2024 bid after announcing his campaign just one week after the midterm elections in November.
Meanwhile, according to multiple sources, Biden is reportedly preparing to launch his reelection campaign in the coming weeks. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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— The Hill (@thehill) January 24, 2023