Trump beats Biden in potential 2024 rematch: poll

Nearly half of all respondents identified economic issues as being of paramount importance.
Donald Trump in New Hampshire, Jan. 28, 2023

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 onĀ Twitter.