If the 2024 election were held today, just the opposite of what happened in 2020 would occur, and in a big way.
According to a shocking new ABC News/Washington Post poll published on Sunday, likely GOP nominee Donald Trump is crushing incumbent President Joe Biden.
In a hypothetical 2024 general election face-off, the current president trails his predecessor by 7 points.
Participants were asked whether they would “definitely” vote for either Trump or Biden, “probably” vote for one of them, or opt for someone else or not vote at all. When considering those who “definitely” prefer one candidate over the other, Trump leads Biden 36-32.
However, when taking into account those who “probably” vote, Trump’s lead increases to 7 points, with a 45-38 advantage over Biden.
If the Republican nominee were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the poll indicated that Biden would fare only slightly better. Among those who “definitely” support a candidate, the president and DeSantis are tied at 32-32. However, when taking into account the “probably” category, DeSantis pulls ahead with a 42-37 lead.
And keep in mind, DeSantis has not formally declared his candidacy. If he does, as expected, we believe his support will actually increase once conservatives hear more about what he’s done in Florida and his policy perspectives for the country.
Nevertheless, per Mediaite:
President Biden’s approval numbers, according to the new ABC/Washington Post poll, are nothing short of dismal. Only 36 percent of voters approve of the job the president is doing, compared to 56 percent who do not. The approval number is down 6 points from February, the last time ABC and the Washington Post released a poll, and represents an all-time low for him in that particular survey.
Ominously for Biden, Trump holds a commanding lead on one major issue — the economy. When voters were asked “Who do you think did a better job handling the economy – Donald Trump when he was president, or Joe Biden during his presidency so far?” 54 percent chose Trump, compared to 36 percent who picked Biden.
To say that Biden has an uphill battle for reelection is, at this point, a massive understatement.