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Joe Biden just got a major dose of bad news as he heads into a possible 2024 rematch against Donald Trump for the White House.
Other than the fact that Biden’s poll numbers are sinking like the Titanic, a new poll shows Trump would defeat him in a head to head match, The Washington Examiner reported.
Donald Trump boasts a double-digit lead over President Joe Biden in a new poll examining a potential 2024 rematch in Iowa.
The former president also leads Biden, who is facing low approval numbers eight months into his presidency, with support from independents, but Trump faces some warning signs in what could be a fight in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Republican caucuses.
Trump prevailed in a face-off by 11 points, 51%-40%, among all likely Iowa voters, according to the results of a Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll released on Sunday. The other 9% was split among those who said they would not vote for either candidate or were not sure.
Trump defeated Biden in Iowa by 8 points, 53%-45%, just over a year ago in 2020.
And when it comes to independents Trump holds a commanding over Biden of 8 percentage point lead of 45%-37%.
“The poll was conducted by Selzer & Co., surveying 810 Iowa adults, including 658 likely voters, between Nov. 7 and 10. The survey has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.4 percentage points among all Iowans, and 3.8 points among likely voters,” The Examiner said.
And, in what is more bad news for Biden, a recent poll shows that even Democrats want someone else at the head of the ticket.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National poll found that only 36% of Democrats want Biden to be on the 2024 presidential ticket.
In contrast, 44% want a different candidate on the ballot, and 20% weren’t sure.
The poll also found that 50% of Republicans agreed that they would have a better chance of winning the presidency if Donald Trump ran for a second term, while 35% preferred a different candidate, and 14% weren’t sure.
The poll also revealed just 44 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s performance as president and 49% disapproved.
To compare, 45% approved and 46% disapproved in the poll conducted in October.
The poll is so serious that it’s gotten the attention of Fox News host Jesse Watters, who spoke in detail about just how bad this is for Biden.
During a segment on “The Five,” Watters and the panel began discussing a new poll that found 44% of Democrats want another person to run in 2024 besides Biden.
“The Democrats – I know, because I know Democrats – they want power. That’s the most important thing. So this poll acknowledges it,” Watters said.
The poll, referenced by Watters, found that 44% of Democrats want someone else to be the Democrat nominee in 2024.
“They [Democrats] don’t think that Joe Biden can win re-election,” Watters continued. “They think his presidency is so far costing them power in the house. Democrats obviously want their agenda enacted and so far Joe Biden has not really been effective in enacting their agenda.”
The host then added, “Democrats want to be inspired. That’s why Democrats usually vote for the guy that sends the thrill down their leg … Is Joe Biden inspiring Democrats? No. He can barely make it through a speech on a teleprompter. He’s boring and threatening their hold on power.”
The poll referenced by Watters showed that 44 percent of respondents believe that someone other than Biden would have the best chance to win in the 2024 election versus 36 percent who believed Biden had the best chance.
Just 20 percent said they were not certain.
For Republicans, 50 percent believe that Donald Trump has the best chance of winning in 2024, 35 percent said they would prefer another nominee, and 14 percent were not certain.