A new Rasmussen survey suggests that Joe Biden is trailing both former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and the governor hasn’t even declared his candidacy.
According to Rasmussen, “if the 2024 presidential election were between Biden and former President Donald Trump, 47% of Likely U.S. voters would vote for Trump, while 40% would vote for Biden. Another 11% say they would vote for some other candidate.”
Biden came into office promising unity, but has instead become increasingly partisan. Investigations into his son, Hunter’s business dealings, the exposed scandal over the son’s laptop contents, his disastrous withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and his perceived weakness on the world stage have all played a part. His cancellation of the Keystone pipeline project and subsequent request to OPEC for increased foreign oil production, along with inflation make the odds increasingly higher he will not score a second term.
Rasmussen noted that in a match-up against DeSantis, “46% would vote for the Florida Republican governor, while 38% would vote for Biden and another 12% would vote for some other candidate.”
“The latest findings,” said Rasmussen, “show a slight difference in the support for Trump and DeSantis. Biden would get 70% support among Democrats against Trump, and 68% against DeSantis. Eleven percent (11%) of Republican voters would support Biden against Trump, while nine percent (9%) of GOP voters would choose Biden over DeSantis. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Biden would get 36% against Trump and 32% against DeSantis.
“In a 2024 rematch against Biden,” Rasmussen continued, “Trump would get 83% of the vote from Republicans, 17% of Democrats and 44% of unaffiliated voters. In a Biden-DeSantis 2024 matchup, DeSantis would get the votes of 20% of Democrats, 77% of Republicans and 44% of unaffiliated voters.”
Biden is also taking heat from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms following the announcement Wednesday that the Justice Department has reached an “agreement in principle” to settle lawsuits filed by victims’ families stemming from the 2017 church shooting in Texas.
Meanwhile, Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows Biden with a 46 percent approval from likely voters but a 52 percent disapproval of his job performance. Refining the numbers, only 26 percent “strongly approve” of his job performance while 43 percent “strongly disapprove,” giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.