(JustPatriots.com)- Former President Donald Trump is crushing the polls. He remains at the front of prospective candidates for 2024 and continues to lead against President Joe Biden in a 2020 rematch.
55% of polled voters registered as Republcians said they would vote for Trump in 2024, Emerson College Polling found. He was followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (20%) and former Vice President Mike Pence (9%). Any other Republican on the list could not top more than 5%.
Biden has been struggling recently to garner support from his own base, including far left squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who laughed awkwardly on CNN when Dana Bash asked her if she would support the president in a reelection bid. The poll shows that while a majority (64%) of Democrats say that Biden should be the 2024 Democratic nominee, 36% said he should not be.
The faltering support comes amid the president’s declining approval ratings. While nearly three-quarters of Democrats approve of Biden’s job as president (how shocking), a national poll conducted by Monmouth shows that 58% of Americans disapprove. Even amid the overturning of Roe v. Wade, voters said that issues most pressing right now are rising gas prices and inflation.
As though some voters had buyer’s remorse, a hypothetical 2020 rematch shows that Trump is leading by five points against Biden (44%-39%), with the remaining 12% saying they would vote for someone else and 5% saying they were undecided.
The January 6 Committee hearings also showed no significant difference in how voters perceive the former president. 35% of voters said the hearings would make it less likely for them to vote for Trump, while 32% said it would make them more likely to vote for him, and another 28% saying it made no difference. Only 9% of those who voted for Trump in 2020 said that after the hearings they would not vote for him again.
Trumps support among Republicans, however, has not taken a big hit.
“Half of Republicans say they are more likely to vote for Trump following the January 6th hearings, while a plurality, 38%, of Independents say they are less likely to support Trump if he runs in 2024,” ECP Executive Director Spencer Kimball said.