If another election between Donald Trump and President Joe Biden were held today, the 45th president would win handily, according to a new survey published Wednesday.
Rasmussen Reports noted that while 43% of likely voters said they would cast a ballot for Trump today, just 37% said they would do so for Biden again, while 14% percent said they would chose a different candidate.
In addition, more Biden voters than Trump voters expressed remorse for the ballot they cast during the 2020 election, which is the primary reason why Trump would win today, Rasmussen said.
Six times more Biden voters regret their choice than Trump voters, by a margin of 12% to 2%, respectively, according to the survey.
“If a rematch of the 2020 election were held now, Trump would win, because only 79% of Biden voters say they would vote for him again and seven percent (7%) would switch their vote to Trump,” the survey noted.
“By comparison, 81% of Trump’s 2020 voters would vote for him again and just two percent (2%) would switch to Biden,” Rasmussen added.
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In addition, Rasmussen noted, voters who selected a third-party candidate in November said they are now three times more likely to vote for Trump (21%) versus Biden (7%), while 58% said they would still choose a third-party candidate and 14% said they weren’t sure.
Likewise, about twice as many of those who regret their 2020 vote say they’d now pick Trump (51%) rather than vote for Biden (26%), Rasmussen added.
Interestingly, Rasmussen noted that more Democrats than Republicans were surveyed.
According to the breakdown of 1,000 likely voters, 38% of respondents were self-avowed Democrats, 36% identified as Republican, while 26% chose a different political affiliation.
Trump is seen as the hands-on favorite to win the 2024 GOP presidential nomination should he decide to run, but he has yet to make his intentions clear.
He has often hinted in recent months since leaving the White House that he would like to throw his hat back into the ring but has said he can’t officially declare yet to do arcane campaign finance rules.
As it stands, if he remains undeclared, he has much more leeway in spending the tens of millions of dollars he has in his various political action committees, which he plans to use to back GOP candidates for Congress in a bid to see the party retake the House and possibly the Senate next year.
But last month, Trump’s first press secretary, Sean Spicer, said with certainty he believes Trump will run for president again in 2024.
“He’s in,” said Spicer, author of “Radical Nation: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America,” which had already become an Amazon pre-sale bestseller.
In June, he met with Republican Study Committee chair Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and members of the caucus’s leadership to discuss strategy and other relevant topics with an eye toward Democrat’s thin majority in the House, along with an evenly-divided Senate.
“We talked for most of the time about the work that the Republican Study Committee is doing to define the agenda for the future course of the Republican Party, which is fighting for the Trump agenda,” Banks told the New York Post.
“We talked about our election integrity bill, The Save Democracy Act, which he was very supportive of and we talked about what we’ve done to define immigration moving forward,” Banks added.
Syndicated with permission from USA Features News.