Trump Has Better Shot Of Beating Biden Than His GOP Rivals Claim, According To Latest Polls

Zinger Key Points
  • Recent polls show Donald Trump leading Joe Biden in a potential 2024 matchup.
  • Trump's strong polling is disrupting GOP narratives about his electability.

Although former President Donald Trump's primary rivals often claim that he would have no chance of winning the general election against President Joe Biden if it were to hinge on key battleground states, new polling data suggests otherwise.

What Happened:  Recent surveys from reputable sources like The New York Times, CNN, CBS News and Emerson College reveal Trump's edge over Biden nationally and in pivotal battleground states.

The findings are causing a stir among Trump's Republican adversaries, who have long argued against his ability to win a general election. On Saturday, The Hill reported on how this turn of events could influence the political tactics of other GOP contenders.

For example, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) has built her campaign on the electability argument, asserting that Trump cannot secure a general election victory. However, new polling data shows a different picture, potentially impacting her campaign's narrative.

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Likewise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has highlighted his successful electoral record in Florida, contrasting it with Trump's recent electoral performances.

Despite these emerging narratives, Trump's standing in the GOP primary polls remains robust. He is leading by a substantial margin, averaging nearly 60 percentage points, as per RealClearPolitics.

This commanding lead is consistent across state-level polls, where he has outpaced DeSantis, Haley and other potential rivals.

Conversely, the Biden camp and its supporters have urged caution when interpreting these early polls, pointing to the unpredictability of election results. They cited the 2022 midterms and recent state elections where Democrats exceeded expectations as examples. 

Trump's impending legal challenges in New York, Georgia, Washington, D.C. and Florida could also sway public opinion, especially if they result in convictions.

Now Read: Trump Attempts To Invoke Presidential Immunity Against 2020 Election Charges

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