A new study found the previous president would defeat the incumbent, if the 2020 presidential election was redone on Sept. 3.
The latest Emerson College poll shows 47% of voters favor Donald Trump while just 46% back Joe Biden in a series of hypothetical 2024 rematches.
The sample survey of 1,200 respondents preferred the current president over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), with a 48% to 36% advantage. However, the vote splintered when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was a potential Republican presidential nominee, with Biden at 42%, Romney 23%, and other candidates 29%.
Biden’s approval rating significantly dropped in the wake of his administration’s chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
When asked about the Afghanistan war outcome a majority (68%) of voters believed the United States lost while 32% thought America won.
When it came to Biden’s performance as president the national poll found 47% disapproved, 46% approved and 7% were undecided. The previous Emerson poll in February found the incumbent’s approval rating was 49% while 39% disapproved.
Sixty percent of Democrat voters want Biden to become the 2024 presidential nominee. However, 39% are ready to abandon him because they would rather support a different candidate in 2024.
Sixty seven percent of Republican voters would vote for Trump if he returns as the GOP presidential nominee.
The Emerson College national poll was conducted between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.