There is some good news for those of us who support former President Donald Trump. Apparently, former President Trump would defeat President Joe Biden in a presidential rematch.
According to a national poll of 1,200 registered voters, Trump would defeat Biden in a hypothetical 2024 election matchup, with the data taken between August 30th and September 1st. Apparently, 47% of likely voters would support Trump for another term in 2024; 46% of likely voters would still want Biden in 2024. There is no question that this Emerson College Poll is delivering bad news for President Biden.
This poll found that other top 2024 Republican presidential contenders wouldn’t do as well as Trump, who now seems to be the GOP standard-bearer. For example, in a hypothetical match-up between President Biden and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Biden would receive 48% of the vote while DeSantis would garner just over 36%. Moreover, this poll noted that former Massachusetts governor and current Utah Senator Mitt Romney would only receive 23% to Romney’s 42%.
“Historically, the data reminds me of 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt failed to win the Republican nomination from then-President Taft and created a third party dooming the Republican changes against Woodrow Wilson,” Spencer Kimball, director of Emerson College Polling, said. “This data suggests that Republicans want either Trump or a Trumpian candidate to be their nominee, or half of them may split from the party.”
The statistics absolutely bear this out, because among GOP voters, we have 67% who declared that they would want Trump to the GOP candidate in 2024. Interestingly enough, the only other candidate who was even in double-digits would be that Florida Governor again, Ron De Santis, with a fairly respectable 32% if Trump decides not to run himself in 2024. Could we be looking at the next GOP Presidential ticket? Indeed, it would truly be an unbeatable force, and one to be reckoned with, but I digress.
On the other side, there were 60% of Democratic voters who want their 78-year-old President Biden to remain as the 2024 DNC Presidential nominee, but 39% of likely Democrat voters said that they would rather have someone else as their candidate.
At the same time, the Emerson College poll results found Biden’s approval rate to be completely underwater, with 47% of respondents expressing disapproval of his job performance, as compared to 46% of respondents who believe that he is still doing well. Last February, Biden had a 49% approval rate and a 39% disapproval rate.
The latest data from Real Clear Politics shows that Biden has a 49.3% disapproval rating while only 45.2% approve of the president’s job.
Biden continues to see his approval rating plummet in recent weeks, and most of this was his own doing. His chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, where 13 U.S. service members were killed when they were attempting to leave Kabul.
To add insult to injury for the Biden team, we now have a recent NPR/Marist/PBS Newshour poll that found that 51% disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
One of the Rasmussen reports from last week revealed that at least 52% of American likely voters think that President Biden should resign. Additionally, there was a new Morning Consult/Politico survey of registered voters that shows that 61% of Americans believe that the United States has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”
Here is something that will thicken the plot: these recent polls were actually TAKEN BEFORE that extremely disappointing August jobs report that had been released on Friday, and that could damage Biden’s approval rating even further.
However, the main thing to understand here is that the stage is set for former Donald Trump to pull a Grover Cleveland, Lord willing. Biden seriously needs to get his act together, not just because of this, but for the good of the country as well.