A recent poll showed two significant pieces of good news for former President Donald Trump should he face President Joe Biden for a rematch in 2024. The former president not only led a general election match-up but also has a lead among crucial independent voters.
The recent NPR/Marist College poll showed that Trump carried 47% of respondents while Biden trailed with 46%. Furthermore, the former president carried a significant lead among independent voters, capturing 48% to Biden’s 40%.
Furthermore, Trump also leads in a generic primary race, taking in 65% of Republican voters, while a generic other candidate carried 30%.
🚨 NEW NATIONAL POLL
(D) Biden: 47% (+1)
(R) Trump: 46%
(R) Trump: 48% (+8)
(D) Biden: 40%
Donald Trump 65%
Another Republican 30%
Biden Job Approval: 42/52
⦿ NPR/Marist College (A) | 1,100 RV
⦿ 08/11-14 | D37/R31/I31 (D+6) | ±3.7% pic.twitter.com/fwhTnZQbLE
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) August 16, 2023
The results of the NPR/Marist poll showed similar results to a Harvard/Harris poll conducted last month. In that survey, Trump led in a general election matchup, taking 45% to Biden’s 40%. Furthermore, he also led among independents in the poll. Trump carried 45%, while Biden trailed with 27%.
The same poll also showed Trump with a significant lead in the Republican primary. The former president had an absolute majority, with 52%. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) came in second with 12%, while businessman Vivek Ramaswamy was next with 10%.
Former Vice President Mike Pence was the only other candidate to show significant support, supported by 7% of respondents.
Trump also received more good news from another recent poll. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, a significant portion of the public disagreed with the Fulton County, Georgia charges against Trump in relation to the aftermath of the 2020 election.
According to the poll, 52% of independents oppose the new indictment. Among that total, 40% “strongly” disapproved. Furthermore, the poll also showed that when asked whether or not the charges could be deemed unconstitutional, a majority of the public agreed.
This included 59% of independents, 70% of Republicans and 49% of Democrats. A majority of independents, 56%, also agreed with the opinion that the indictment from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) “could not be more political.”