According to a McLaughlin & Associates poll, former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in a possible 2024 matchup. The poll asked: “Would you vote for Donald Trump, the Republican Candidate, or Joe Biden the Democratic Candidate, if the general election for president were held today?”
Trump polled 49 percent while Biden was at 44 percent. This is five points less than Trump. Seven percent were undecided.
Trump beat potential 2024 Republican primaries candidates. The poll asked: “Thinking ahead towards the 2024 Republican Primary Election for President, what would you vote for if it were held today between the following candidates?”
Trump won 59 percent of the vote while Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), received only 15%, which is a 44% difference. With seven percent, Mike Pence, former Vice President of the United States, came in third.
According to the poll, 32 percent of potential candidates would be interested in Trump’s 2020 run. Pence was ranked 17th, while Donald Trump Jr. was ranked third with 12 percent.
It is not surprising that Trump has a larger polling edge than Biden. Multiple polls show that Biden is ahead of Trump in a hypothetical head to head: here, here and here.
Concerning Biden’s run for president in 2024, 50% said that Vice President Kamala Hariri is “likely,” to succeed Biden before his first term ends. Only 40% said Harris is unlikely to assume the presidency. Ten percent of respondents refused to answer.
The poll showed that Harris would win only five percent of votes if the 2024 Democrat primaries were held today. Biden won 23 percent. Harris placed fourth overall. Harris’s percentage will rise to 13 percent if Biden doesn’t run for reelection but it will still be six points behind Michelle Obama.
From June 17-22, 1,000 people were surveyed. There was no margin for error.