If the 2024 election were held tomorrow and Donald Trump were running in a rematch against President Joe Biden, the results would be different, according to a newly released survey.
Shockingly different, in fact.
According to the Rasmussen Reports survey:
— Trump is preferred over Biden by a 50-36 percent margin
— By a nearly 2-1 margin, voters do not even want to see Biden’s name on the ballot in 2024.
“A majority of voters think President Joe Biden shouldn’t seek reelection in 2024, and he would lose a rematch with former President Donald Trump by double-digit margins,” read the early analysis of the Rasmussen Reports poll sponsored by the Heartland Institute.
“Sixty-one percent (61%) of likely U.S. voters believe Biden should not run for a second term as president in 2024. Only 28% say Biden should seek reelection, while another 11% are not sure. If the next presidential election were held today, and Biden were running against Trump, 50% would vote for Trump while 36% would vote for Biden,” according to the Heartland/Rasmussen survey.
The Washington Examiner adds:
Trump has been coy about his plans, though most former aides expect him to run again. Biden has pledged to run for reelection, especially if Trump makes another try.
Trump is so dominant in GOP presidential polls that even critic and Sen. Mitt Romney this week said that the Republican nomination is the former president’s to lose.
Biden, meanwhile, isn’t dominant, and his base is breaking away and fast. In its analysis, the Heartland Institute said, “While 64% of black voters said they have a favorable opinion of Biden, only 39% want him to run for re-election.” And it added that “among Hispanics, just 43% have a favorable opinion and only 31% want him to run in the 2024 presidential election. Women voters — a key to Biden’s 2020 victory — have soured on the president, with only 26% wanting him to run again.”