Trump Leads Hypothetical 2024 Presidential Matchup, Poll Finds

In a recent poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News, former President Donald Trump is shown leading his successor, President Joe Biden, in a hypothetical November 2024 election. The poll reveals that Trump secures a 51-42 lead over Biden in a head-to-head matchup.

The report further indicates that Trump holds a substantial lead over other Republican contenders in the party's presidential race. The formal nomination process for the GOP is slated to kick off with the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary in January, as reported by PTI.

Recent weeks have witnessed a surge in support for Indian-American Republican presidential hopefuls, with former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy gaining traction. Despite their progress, Trump maintains a significant advantage over his GOP rivals, leading political analysts to speculate about his potential as the party's nominee. The Washington Post-ABC News poll was made public on Sunday.

The poll findings also highlight a record number of Americans expressing discontent with Biden's presidency, with a significant portion opining that he is too old for another term. These sentiments pose significant challenges for Biden in his bid for re-election.

However, it's worth noting that the Washington Post has voiced reservations about the poll results. The publication contends that the 10-point lead Trump holds over Biden in this early stage of the election cycle may be an outlier, as other polls suggest a much tighter race between the two contenders, according to PTI reports.

"The Post-ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle, although the sizable margin of Trump’s lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest a virtual dead heat," the daily stated.

"The difference between this poll and others, as well as the unusual makeup of Trump’s and Biden’s coalitions in this survey, suggest it is probably an outlier," it added.

The poll also highlights that Trump commands the support of 54% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trailing at 15%, down from 25% in May.