Trump up five points over Biden in 2024 rematch: poll
Trump appears strong in the Republican primary, with 56% of the party's rank-and-file backing his nomination.
Former President Donald Trump has staked out a modest lead over President Joe Biden should the pair again face off for the White House in 2024.
Trump claimed the support of 46% of registered voters in the latest The Messenger/HarrisX survey. Biden trailed with 41% support while 13% said they were unsure.
The Republican's lead comes as just 40% approve of Biden's job as president while 56% expressed a negative view of his time in office. Overall, 69% of respondents expressed a belief that the president ought not to run again. A further 56% said the same of Trump.
Trump appears strong in the Republican primary, with 56% of the party's rank-and-file backing his nomination, compared to 14% who preferred Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his nearest challenger. No other candidate earned double digit support among Republicans.
The survey's primary data appears to be mostly in line with other surveys showing Trump in the mid-50% range. The national data, however, shows Trump with a greater lead, albeit not by as much as a recent ABC News/Washington Post survey that showed him ten points ahead.
Over average, Trump leads Biden by 1.6%, according to RealClearPolitics.
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