Ron DeSantis would beat Biden if the presidential election were held today, a new poll claims

Ron DeSantis would BEAT Biden if the presidential election were held today, a poll claims, after an earlier poll of GOP voters also predicted he would beat Trump in a primary race

  • WPA Intelligence polled 1,035 likely voters Jan. 2-8 for their latest poll of political leanings
  • They noted that Biden would lose to the Florida governor in a race between Joe Biden and Ron DeSantis, with 45 percent choosing DeSantis and 42 percent choosing Biden
  • However, Biden would beat Trump, with 49 percent voting for the Democrat and just 40 percent for his Republican predecessor
  • A separate poll by Suffolk University last month polled 1,000 likely voters and found that DeSantis would beat Trump in a Republican primary

Ron DeSantis would defeat Joe Biden if the presidential election were held today, according to a new poll.

Florida’s governor has yet to declare his candidacy for the 2024 election, but after a triumphant performance in the midterm elections, it’s widely believed he’s gearing up for a White House campaign.

More good news for DeSantis’ team: A WPA intelligence poll found that DeSantis won the support of 45 percent of likely voters, while Biden won 42.

His fellow Florida native Donald Trump has already declared his intention to run for the presidency again.

But a poll last month showed DeSantis, 44, defeated Trump, 76, in a Republican primary.

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However, Biden easily defeated Trump: If the election were held today, 49 percent would vote for Biden and only 41 percent for Trump. The only concern for the DeSantis team is recognition.

While photos of Trump and Biden were correctly identified by nearly all respondents, over a third — 36 percent — could not name DeSantis when shown his picture.

Last month’s Suffolk University poll showed that 56 percent of voters backed DeSantis in a Republican primary, versus 33 percent for Trump.

The pollsters spoke to 1,000 people in December.

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DeSantis is supported by both his youth and being a fresh face on the national political scene.

He is widely seen as embodying many of the right-wing policies that have made Trump so popular, but without the president’s erratic and divisive behavior that has alienated independent voters as well as small-C conservatives.

Both Biden and Trump are now being investigated by special counsel for their handling of classified information, and Trump, who had hidden more than 300 documents in Mar-a-Lago and kept them for months, could be charged.

DeSantis, on the other hand, has received praise for his November campaign for re-election as governor, which won voters even in Democratic strongholds like Miami.

It is believed that he is expected to announce his candidacy this spring.

Biden, meanwhile, is said to be very serious about a chance for a second term – despite being the oldest person to have ever lived in the White House at 80. Trump is the second oldest person ever to be sworn in as President.

Trump announced his plans to run again in 2024 shortly after the midterms last November.

He did so in anticipation of great results for the MAGA candidates he endorsed at halftime races.

But most of them — including gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake of Arizona and US Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker – lost to their Democratic rivals.

That has sparked speculation that Trump could lose influence among Republicans.

Still, his enduring influence on many other GOP members is credited as the main reason no one has dared to announce their own campaign for the Republican nomination.

Among those expected to fight for it are DeSantis, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Bradford Betz

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