A new poll shows President Biden will lose to three Republican candidates in the 2024 election.
Biden, 80, trails 2024 Republican primary front-runners former President Donald Trump, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in hypothetical head-to-head matchups . – A Harris Poll released Monday found.
In an online survey of 2,103 registered voters conducted from September 12 to 14, the 77-year-old Trump led Biden by 4 percentage points, with the current president receiving 40% support to Trump’s 44%. Another 15% of respondents said they didn’t know or weren’t sure who their preferred candidate was.
The poll showed Haley, 51, beating Biden by a similar margin, with 41% backing the former South Carolina governor and Trump administration official and 37% saying they would support the current president. Voters are less sure who they would vote for in this scenario, with 21% saying they were unsure or didn’t know who they would vote for.
Scott, 58, beat Biden 39% to 37% in the Harvard/CAPS-Harris poll, with 25% unsure who to vote for.
Among other Republican primary candidates, Biden performed best against former Vice President Mike Pence, beating him 42%-36% in a hypothetical race.
In the new poll, Biden also topped Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (42%-38%) and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy (42%-38%) 39%-37%).
The poll also measured the performance of Republican candidates in the race against Vice President Kamala Harris and found that Trump was the only candidate to beat Harris in a head-to-head contest (46%-40%).
“There’s no question that President Joe Biden is lagging in national polls and now has multiple Republican candidates ahead of him,” Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, told Congress. “This is a new development [non-Trump] Potential opponents like Haley would get exposure. ”
Despite four criminal indictments against Trump since March, he remains firmly in control of the Republican race.
He leads by nearly 44 points, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.
Haley and Scott performed well relative to Biden in the Harvard/CAPS-Harris survey despite national poll numbers in the single digits.
According to RealClearPolitics, Haley’s approval rating is 5.7%, behind Trump, DeSantis and Ramaswamy; Scott’s approval rating is 2.5%, behind Pence and the former New Jersey governor Chris Christie.