A new poll has revealed that 2024 frontrunner Donald Trump has a leads President Joe Biden by a slim margin for winning the election among registered voters, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trailing by five points.
The Premise biweekly poll, released on Monday, found that 44 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Trump over Biden in the general election if the two go head-to-head again. 43 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Biden, with 14 percent still undecided.
In a match between DeSantis and Biden, 36 percent of registered voters said they would vote for the Florida Republican, while 41 percent said they would vote for the Democrat incumbent. 22 percent of registered voters were still undecided.
Of registered Republican voters, 85 percent said they would be voting in the primaries next year.
54 percent of registered GOP voters said they would vote for Trump in the primary, while 24 percent said they would vote for DeSantis.
Former Vice President Mike Pence received the next-highest support, though it was a far cry from the front-runenrs, with six percent of voters responding as such. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley received three percent of the vote, South Carolina Senator received two percent, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received one percent, as well as entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Former Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, who has not announced a presidential run, along with Senator Ted Cruz, both received two percent of the voters’ support. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has stated that he is not running for president, received one percent support.
In a primary race between Trump and DeSantis, 58 percent of registered voters said they would support Trump, while 32 percent said they would support DeSantis. Nine percent were unsure.
In the Democrat field of candidates, a slight majority, 51 percent, said that Biden should not run for president.
In Biden’s place, 23 percent of Democrat registered voters said they would vote for current Vice President Kamala Harris, 13 percent said they would vote for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, 13 percent said they would vote for former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and 10 percent said they would vote for California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The poll found that the biggest political issues on voters’ minds are the economy, with 25 percent saying such, and inflation, at 21 percent. Issues like Abortion, LGBTQ rights, and race and ethnic inequality were lower on voters’ lists of concerns, at five, three, and three percent, respectively.
The poll was conducted between June 9 and 12 of 1,918 Americans, 1,466 of whom said they were registered voters.
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