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Trump gaining support of minorities, both Trump and DeSantis likely to beat Biden in 2024: poll

Biden is losing support from black and Hispanic Americans as Trump is gaining.

Published: May 7, 2023 9:29am

Former President Donald Trump is gaining support from minorities and both Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – the top two potential Republican candidates for 2024 –  are poised to beat President Joe Biden, spelling trouble for the president as he runs for reelection, according to a poll released Sunday.

Biden is losing support from black and Hispanic Americans as Trump is gaining, according to a Langer Research Associates poll produced for ABC News.

Just 52% of black Americans approve of Biden, compared to 82% when he entered office. Meanwhile, 27% of black people and 43% of Hispanic people say they would definitely or probably vote for Trump in 2024. Trump won 12% of black voters in 2020 and 32% of Hispanic voters.

In a hypothetical 2024 matchup, Biden is behind Trump 38% to 44%, with 12% of voters still undecided. However, when the undecided Americans are asked which way they lean, 49% say Trump to 42% for Biden. 

In a matchup between Biden and DeSantis, who has not yet announced his presidential campaign, 42% of Americans said they would definitely or probably vote for DeSantis compared to 37% for Biden with 16% undecided. Of the undecided Americans, 48% lean toward DeSantis compared to 41% for Biden. 

Biden's approval rating of 36% is the lowest on record for any first-term president within a year and a half from the next election, according to polling dating back to Harry Truman, ABC reported. Other presidents similarly situated at this point in the election cycle, such as Gerald Ford at 40%, Jimmy Carter at 37% and Trump at 39%, were not reelected. 

Biden's mental and physical fitness is a major factor for voters.

While 44% of Americans see Biden's potential opponent, Trump, as too old for another term, 68% see Biden as too old, including 48% of Democrats. 

Most Americans see Trump, who is 76, as being "in good enough physical health" and having the "mental sharpness it takes to serve effectively as president," at 64% and 54%, respectively. About a third of Americans say Biden is in good enough mental and physical health to serve.

Additionally, Americans say Trump handled the economy better when he was in office than Biden by 54-36%. 

The poll was conducted April 28-May 3, 2023 in English and Spanish with a random sample of 1,006 adults and it has a 3.5% margin of error.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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