KEY POINTS

  • Biden garnered more than 40% support in a hypothetical matchup against Trump
  • Biden also led with 41% support against Gov. DeSantis
  • The poll comes as Biden's approval rating continues to decline

President Joe Biden could win against former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-FL, in the 2024 presidential election, according to a new poll. 

In a new Marquette University Law School poll, voters were asked who they would likely vote for as president if the 2024 election was held today. Biden garnered 43% of support from voters while 33% said they would vote for Trump in a hypothetical rematch.

Biden’s support fell to 41% in a hypothetical race against Gov. DeSantis, who 33% of voters nationwide said they would vote for if the election was held today. 

Less than 20% of the survey’s participants said they would vote for other candidates for both hypothetical match-ups, and less than 10% said they would not cast a ballot at all. 

When asked whether they want to see Trump run for the presidential seat again in 2024, only 29% of the poll’s participants said yes. Seventy-one percent (71%) said they do not want to see Trump run for a second term. 

The Marquette University Law School poll surveyed 1,000 adults across the United States. The survey was conducted from Jan. 10 to Jan. 21.

The latest poll comes as Biden’s approval rating continuously declines. As of Tuesday, only 41% of U.S. adults said they approve of the president’s job performance. In comparison, he had a 44% job approval rating in September 2021 and a 59% approval rating in April last year, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. 

With the highly transmissible Omicron variant and “stealth Omicron” subvariant spreading across the U.S., only 44% of Americans now say they are very confident or somewhat confident in Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, that number was at 65%.

The public’s views of the U.S. economy remain negative, with only 28% saying they believe the economic conditions of the country are good or excellent. Additionally, 89% of Americans said that the prices for food and other consumer goods have increased since last year. The majority of respondents, 82%, said gas prices also went up. 

However, 56% of the poll’s participants said they believe more jobs became available compared to 2021. 

The Pew Research Center conducted the poll between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17. The poll surveyed 5,128 adults across the country.

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