Trump beats Biden in potential 2024 rematch: poll

Nearly half of all respondents identified economic issues as being of paramount importance.

Updated: March 23, 2023 - 5:45pm

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Former President Donald Trump currently leads President Joe Biden in a potential 2024 rematch, according to a recent survey.

Trump held a nine-point lead over the current president in the most recent Premise poll, earning 47% support to Biden's 38%. That figure narrows somewhat among registered voters with Trump earning the same, but Biden rising to 41% support.

When matched with Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, Biden lags behind at 34% to DeSantis's 37%, with 29% unsure. DeSantis' lead narrows among registered voters, who prefer him over Biden 39% to 38%.

Overall, Biden held a 36% approval rating, with 10% "strongly" approving and 26% "somewhat" approving. By contrast, 37% "strongly" disapproved of him while another 18% "somewhat" did. Nine percent were unsure.

Nearly half of all respondents identified economic issues as being most important to them, with 21% choosing inflation and 26% choosing the economy overall.

Trump stood well ahead of any challengers in the party primary, with 58% backing him for the GOP nomination. DeSantis placed a distant second with 22% support while no other candidate reached the double digits.

The survey is good news for Trump, who has risen in polling as he faces a potential arrest in connection with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's investigation of hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.

The Premise poll also closely echoes a recent AP/NORC survey that showed Biden with a 38% approval rating.

Conducted between March 16-21, the survey questioned 1,978 Americans using the Premise smartphone application.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.