A fresh poll published Tuesday revealed that most of Florida’s voters want former President Trump or Republican Governor Ron DeSantis over President Joe Biden.
In a possible matchup against Joe Biden, DeSantis gets 52%-44% while Donald Trump’s possible victory sweep over the current president is a lot narrower at 47%-44%, according to a USA TODAY Network poll. When stacked up on each other, Donald Trump beat DeSantis 47%-40%, as reported by the poll.
Joe Biden fared unfavorably, with just 39% of those people polled approving of his management of the country. Amongst those people polled, 57% reported they disapproved of Joe Biden’s handling of the economy and 58% of the people polled said the nation is going down the wrong path.
The poll also created a possible matchup should former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton start a bid in 2024, with voters showing Joe Biden would beat Clinton by 46%-43%, causing concern for some Dems.
“That is something that should give President Joe Biden pause and other possible Dem challengers pause,” director of the Suffolk University Political Center David Paleologos stated, according to the report.
Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Murphy, a GOP respondent, said that Joe Biden is “a disaster” and “has no leadership ability.”
Joe Biden’s approval number has been steadily going down, with a recent Quinnipiac University survey finding his approval number is 33%. That number is now down 3% when compared to a Nov. 2021 poll.
Voters have been critical of Joe Biden’s handling of the United States economy, the virus pandemic, the foreign policy and border crisis.
But with Donald Trump’s support of the vaccines, more of his supporters have shifted away from the former president as well. Meanwhile, DeSantis appears to be a Trump-lite version. With the former president’s tough stature but without the anti-mass immigration opinions that Trump said he supported back in 2016. If Hillary enters the race for 2024, it will certainly get far more interesting with many people hoping for a 2016 rematch.