According to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, President Biden is lagging former President Trump, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in several potential 2024 contests.
When questioned about a potential 2024 contest between Trump and Biden, the poll revealed that 40% of respondents would support the incumbent president and 44% would vote for Biden.
A different 15% of respondents stated they were unsure or uninformed.
The results are substantially identical from a comparable Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll taken in July, which showed Trump with 45% of the vote and Biden with 40%.
According to the study, 41 percent of respondents indicated they would vote Haley, as opposed to 37 percent who indicated they would prefer Biden.
When asked if Biden and Scott would make a good match, the president garnered 37% of the vote, while Scott received 39%.
However, in both fictitious match-ups, there were higher proportions of respondents who said they were doubtful or didn’t know who they would support: 25% in the Biden-Scott match-up and 21% in the Biden-Haley match-up.
But according to the poll, Biden did better than former Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who was in third place with 42 percent of the vote to Biden’s 38 percent, and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who was in fourth place with 37 percent to Biden’s 39 percent.
In each of those contests, at least 20% of those polled were undecided or unsure about who they would support.
Even still, the close contests between Biden and many of the GOP candidates raise the possibility that the 2024 race may also be close.
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