In the race for the White House in 2024, a fascinating shift has occurred. According to recent polls, Governor Ron DeSantis emerges as a formidable candidate, outperforming both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. These findings shed light on the evolving political landscape and present an intriguing scenario for the upcoming election . Partners survey indicates that Ron DeSantis holds an advantage over his opponents in the 2024 contest for the presidency. Presently, DeSantis surpasses Biden with a narrow margin of 44% to 43%. These results demonstrate a highly competitive race, with the two candidates in close proximity.
Consistent Trends in Other Polls
Several other polls also reflect similar trends, further solidifying DeSantis’ standing against his rivals. The latest RealClearPolitics aggregate data places DeSantis ahead of Biden by 1.3 percentage points. This steady lead showcases DeSantis’ appeal and resonates with his campaign’s core message.
In an interview with “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” DeSantis expressed confidence in his ability to attract voters who have traditionally not aligned with the Republican party. He highlighted the segment of the electorate that may choose not to support Trump but holds reservations about Biden. DeSantis believes that his track record as Governor of Florida positions him favorably to engage and win over these crucial voters.
A Dynamic Political Landscape
Despite DeSantis’ recent announcement of his 2024 presidential bid, his approval ratings have experienced a significant decline. The Civiqs online polling company revealed an approval rating of negative 19 points for DeSantis, indicating that 55% of respondents disapprove of him, while 36% continue to support him. Notably, certain demographic groups, such as the age group of 18-34, women, African Americans, and the Hispanic/Latino population, express higher levels of disapproval.
Comparatively, Donald Trump continues to maintain a favorable rating among the public, even as he faces ongoing legal challenges and scrutiny. In early December last year, DeSantis and Trump had equal approval and disapproval ratings at 47%. This divergence underscores the complex dynamics of political popularity and highlights DeSantis’ need to navigate and address the concerns raised by various voter groups.
Biden’s Lead Over Trump
As per Hindustan Times A recent Quinnipiac University poll reveals that Joe Biden currently leads Donald Trump by four points in a hypothetical general election matchup. 48% of respondents express their likelihood to support Biden, while Trump receives 44% of support. These results suggest that despite Trump’s enduring popularity within the Republican base, Biden maintains a consistent lead over him.
Quinnipiac analyst Tim Malloy observes that Trump’s legal troubles and media coverage have had minimal impact on his standing with voters. Despite the negative factors surrounding him, Trump remains a strong contender, and his supporters remain loyal.
DeSantis and Other Republican Contenders
DeSantis’ advantage over Biden is notable, as the DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll demonstrates. Additionally, DeSantis holds a five-point edge over Biden among independent voters, further solidifying his electability in a general election.
Some Republican strategists express concerns regarding Trump’s legal challenges and his public persona, which they believe may deter voters in a general election. However, Trump’s team remains unfazed by these concerns, emphasizing his consistent lead over other GOP rivals in the RealClearPolitics aggregate, currently at 32.7 percentage points.
Trump’s performance in head-to-head matchups against Biden shows him trailing by a narrow margin of 44% to 46%, according to the DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll. Similarly, former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also face challenges in their respective matchups against Biden.
Democrat Voters’ Concerns About Biden’s Age
Another significant aspect highlighted by the DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll is the concerns expressed by Democrat voters regarding Biden’s age. As the oldest president in U.S. history, Biden’s age raises doubts among 71% of Democrat voters. Only 14% perceive his age as appropriate,
while 15% remain unsure. These concerns underscore the importance of addressing age-related issues throughout Biden’s campaign and potential re-election bid.