Three leading Republican presidential candidates, according to a new poll, would defeat President Joe Biden in a one-on-one general election matchup.
Biden is trailing former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, former President Trump, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, according to the most recent CBS News/YouGov poll conducted between January 10 and 12.
The poll found that Haley would have the largest lead over Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup, 53% to Biden’s 45%.
DeSantis follows with 51% to Biden’s 48%, whereas Trump hypothetically leads Biden by 50% to Biden’s 48%, an increase of two percentage points.
Undoubtedly, with the commencement of the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Trump leads Haley and DeSantis by double digits and is poised to secure the party’s presidential nomination, unless a substantial change occurs.
The indictments leveled against Trump have failed to diminish support for him.
The poll found that a greater proportion of supporters indicate they are voting to support him despite his legal battles, as opposed to voting for him despite them.
In contrast, Biden has been negatively affected by the economy.
A mere 21% of voters hold the belief that their financial situation would improve under Biden’s leadership, while over one-third of Democrats hold the view that a robust economy is a more critical concern than the operation of a democratic system.
Between January 10-12, 2024, a nationally representative sample of 2,870 adult residents of the United States participated in this CBS News/YouGov survey. A 2.5-point margin of error is present.
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