Trump Stumps The Competition

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Democrats are in for a big surprise.

A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll shows in a hypothetical 2024 matchup, former President Donald Trump would take the lead and emerge victorious over President Joe Biden.

The poll of 2,000 participants shows Trump would receive 47 percent support, six points above Biden’s 41 percent support; the remaining 12 percent of participants indicated they were undecided.

If Trump has to face Vice President Kamala Harris in 2024, the poll shows an even greater defeat, as the former President would receive 49 percent of the vote in comparison to Harris’s 38 percent.

Despite the 2024 Presidential elections being more than two years away, the poll highlights the significant loss in support the Democrats have faced since taking control of the White House less than two years ago.

The poll also relies on Trump making a Presidential bid in 2024, something he hasn’t officially announced, although he has alluded to joining the campaign trail, remarks he made at many of his campaign-style rallies for his PAC.

The Harvard CAPS-Harris polling also suggests that if Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is a favorite among Republicans, entered the race against Harris, Harris would still lead the Florida Governor by two points.

Harris claims 40 percent of the hypothetical vote, whereas DeSantis only claim 38 percent.

Co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris poll, Mark Penn, attributes Trump’s victory over both Biden and Harris to Biden’s administration failures rather than Trump’s popularity.

Yet, among conservative voters, Trump has remained the frontrunner, attaining 59 percent of support if he would announce a bid for the White House. Trump’s GOP competitors, former Vice President Mike Pence and DeSantis trailing far behind his figures, receiving 10 percent and 11 percent respectively.