(Washington Post) A new poll bodes well for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s 2024 presidential ambitions, should he choose to run.
The poll from YouGov found that DeSantis stacks up better against President Joe Biden in a speculative matchup for the 2024 general election than former President Donald Trump, though Biden edges both of them out within the margin of error. Respondents would opt for Biden over Trump by 39% to 36% and Biden over DeSantis by 36% to 35%.
In both scenarios, a sizable chunk of voters was either unsure or wouldn’t vote. In the Trump matchup, 15% of those surveyed said they wouldn’t vote and 9% were unsure, while 16% wouldn’t vote in a DeSantis showdown and 13% were unsure.
The survey gathered information from 1,000 adults between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Prior polling had mixed results about Biden’s prospects against top Republicans in a hypothetical 2024 race. For example, a Rasmussen poll in May had Biden losing to Trump 36% to 50% and getting eclipsed by DeSantis 46% to 35%.