DeSantis ranks ahead of Trump against Biden for 2024 in new national poll

 December 2, 2022

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds an advantage over former President Donald Trump against President Joe Biden in a 2024 matchup according to a new poll.

The Marquette Law School poll showed DeSantis in a virtual tie while Trump was behind Biden by 10%.

The data

"In a head-to-head matchup with Biden, DeSantis is tied with 42% support, faring stronger than Trump, who lags behind Biden 34% to 44%, a Marquette Law School poll found," the Washington Examiner reported.

"Data from the Marquette poll also indicated that DeSantis is topping Trump among registered Republicans 60% to 40% and 65% to 35% among registered voters broadly," it added.

"The survey, conducted Nov. 15-22, 2022, included 1,004 adults nationwide with a margin of error of +/-3.7 percentage points. Of those adults, 840 were registered voters, with a margin of error of +/-4 percentage points," Spectrum News 13 reported.

"The Republican subsample has a margin of error of +/-6.1 percentage points, and the Democratic subsample margin of error is +/-5.6 percentage points," it added.

Early noise

"A lackluster performance by Trump's handpicked candidates in November's midterm elections has helped stoke questions among Republicans about whether Trump is the right standard bearer for the party moving forward. He announced his presidential bid last month, but many Republican politicians have kept the door open about potential bids of their own," NBC News reported.

"Still, 55% of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say they want to see Trump run for president again, compared to 45% who say they do not. That's down from the poll's recent high of 64%," it added.

"According to the poll, 67% of respondents do not think Biden should seek another term in the White House. Among Democrats, 53% do not think the president should run in 2024," Fox News stated regarding the poll.

The hypothetical survey notes two areas of hope for conservatives. First, many Democrats don't want Biden to run again, meaning support among voters may be low if he runs again.

Second, there is a growing consensus regarding a Trump-alternative who has the potential to win in 2024 against Biden, though DeSantis has been quiet regarding whether he will run for the White House.

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