(JustPatriots.com)- A recent poll that was released shows that Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis would defeat President Joe Biden in a head-to-head hypothetical matchup for president in 2024.
That same poll, though, shows that Biden would defeat former President Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup that would be a rematch of the 2020 presidential election.
The poll was conducted by WPA Intelligence between January 2 and January 8, and surveyed 1,035 people who are considered likely voters in the 2024 presidential election. In addition to asking them who they would support about the three presidential candidates listed above, they were asked how they viewed each of those candidates.
In the poll, Trump was the least popular among voters who were selecting among the three candidates.
The poll showed that 39% of respondents viewed Trump in a favorable light, while 60% viewed them unfavorably. That gave Trump a net unfavorability rating of -21%.
Biden finished second in the poll, with 45% of respondents saying they viewed him favorably, compared to 55% saying the viewed him unfavorably. That still gave him a negative favorability rating of -10%.
As for DeSantis, he finished in the top spot among the likely voters polled by WPA Intelligence. Of the total respondents, 41% said they viewed him favorably compared to 39% who viewed him unfavorably. That meant he was the only candidate in the poll that had a net positive favorability rating, at +2%.
Respondents were also asked to select who’d they vote for in a hypothetical head-to-head race between each of the individual Republicans and Biden, the lone Democrat.
The poll showed that if Biden were to face off against Trump again in a rematch of 2020, the same outcome would happen again in 2024. Biden ended up garnering an 8-point margin of victory, with support of 49% to 41% for Trump.
The same question was posed to respondents between Trump and DeSantis, who won a landslide re-election for governor of Florida during last November’s midterms, flipping many traditional blue counties in the process.
This time around, it was the Republican candidate who prevailed. Respondents gave DeSantis a hypothetical 3-point win over Biden, with 45% support for the Florida governor compared to 42% for Biden.
That is, however, within the +/-3 percent margin of error that the WPA Intelligence poll has, though, which means that the race could ultimately go either way if those were the two candidates.
To this point, Trump is the only person to have officially announced he is running for president in 2024. Many people expect Biden to make his intentions known in the next few months, and it’s widely expected that he will announce that he is running for re-election.
As for DeSantis, he has kept his 2024 presidential plans close to the vest thus far. Many political pundits believe he’ll eventually throw his hat into the ring, though it’s not a slam dunk at this point.