Politics Biden Narrowly Beats Trump in Latest Hypothetical 2024 Matchup Poll, Despite Low Approval
Hillary Clinton 2024 Speculation 'an Embarrassment for the Democrats,' Kevin McCarthy Says
The House minority leader mocked the idea that Democrats would consider a presidential candidate "the country has rejected."Two Democrats—political consultant Doug Schoen and former Manhattan Borough President Andrew Stein—wrote in a Tuesday opinion article for The Wall Street Journal that Clinton should be their party's 2024 nominee instead of President Joe Biden. Clinton, a former secretary of state and former senator from New York, previously lost to Donald Trump in 2016 when she was the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
Although President's approval rating , new polling suggests that he would narrowly beat former President in a hypothetical matchup if the 2024 election were held now.
While Biden has repeatedly said that he plans to seek reelection, Trump has not officially confirmed whether he will run in the next presidential election. However, the former president has, and most recent polls have suggested he would be well positioned to potentially defeat Biden in a rematch.
The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness
Speculation has begun about the 2024 Democratic presidential ticket, almost three years before the election. Some of the suggestions are blasted as risible. But the early chatter itself reveals the nervousness that permeates the party.In the past week alone, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman held out the possibility of anti-Trump Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) being added as President Biden's 2024 running mate.A Wall Street Journal column by Douglas Schoen and Andrew Stein posited the possibility of a third Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy. And a thinly source suggestion that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.
However, the latest polling data from London-based Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows Trump slightly behind the current president.
"With regard to the 2024 Presidential Election, Joe Biden is back to leading over Donald Trump in our latest hypothetical voting intention, after our previous three polls found Trump ahead," the strategic consulting company said in a write-up of the polling data released Thursday.
The survey results showed that 43 percent of eligible voters would cast ballots for Biden. Just 41 percent said they would vote for Trump, so the former president trails the current president by 2 points. Eleven percent of eligible voters said they didn't know how they would vote.
The same poll found that Biden's approval rating remains underwater. Some 44 percent of eligible voters said they disapprove of the president, while only 39 percent said they approve of his job performance. FiveThirtyEight's average of recent polls shows that about 42.4 percent of Americans approve of Biden, and 51.4 percent disapprove.
A year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low
As the year progressed, Biden’s failure to turn his words into action led to cracks in his coalition — which are now turning into gaping holes. Currently, the president's overall approval rating is at an all-time low overall (33 percent), and on key issues, including the economy (34 percent), foreign policy (35 percent), and the coronavirus pandemic (39 percent), according to a recent Quinnipiac poll.
The poll had a sample size of 1,500 respondents and was conducted from January 8 to 9.
Biden's overall approval rating has declined by double digits during his first year in office. FiveThirtyEight's average showed Biden at about 53 percent approval when he took office in January 2021. A year later, that has declined by just over 10 points.
Although Redfield & Wilton Strategies' latest data shows Biden ahead of Trump, a poll released this week by the conservative Rasmussen Reports had Trump several points ahead. That survey found that 46 percent of likely voters would back Trump and that only 40 percent would support Biden if the election were held today.
Rasmussen's polling data was released Tuesday. The survey was conducted on January 5 and had 1,016 respondents.
Biden first said in March 2021 that he intended to seek reelection, despite some concerns expressed about his age. The president, 79, is already the oldest in U.S. history and would turn 82 shortly after the 2024 election.
Ron DeSantis just gave his first 2024 speech
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is widely being discussed as a potential 2024 candidate for Republicans -- and he's doing little to knock down that chatter. And, his state of the state speech on Tuesday gave us all a preview of how DeSantis would run if he runs. © Joe Raedle/Getty Images MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 13: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes part in a roundtable discussion about the uprising in Cuba at the American Museum of the Cuba Diaspora on July 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of people took to the streets in Cuba on Sunday to protest against the government.
Even as his approval rating has declined substantially—and while some haveDemocratic candidates—Biden has insisted that he plans to run again. In December, he said a Trump decision to make another White House bid would make it that he would stick to his plan.
"Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee? That would increase the prospect of running," Biden said during an interview withNews.
McCormick MAGA-proofs his Senate campaign after dissing Trump .
The new Pennsylvania candidate is certain to face GOP primary attacks.None of it is apparent from his Senate campaign website, which says people are asking him to run to represent “America First” values, a nod to former President Donald Trump’s battle cry.