DeSantis, Trump would defeat Biden in Florida in 2024, poll finds

Trump would defeat DeSantis, same poll predicts
Joe Biden,Ron DeSantis
Posted at 2:40 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 06:12:08-05

BOSTON — Both Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump would defeat President Joe Biden in the 2024 election in Florida, according to a new Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll released Tuesday.

The poll of 500 likely Florida voters found that if DeSantis were chosen as the Republican presidential nominee, he would beat Biden 52% to 44%.

In a much tighter match-up, if Trump were the GOP nominee, he would prevail over Biden 47% to 44%.

However, in a hypothetical Republican primary between Trump and DeSantis, Trump would beat the Florida governor by seven points, 47% to 40%.

"Biden’s low approval ratings not only indicate vulnerability in the 2024 general election in Florida, but also in a Democratic primary in that state," a Suffolk University spokesperson said in a news release.

The Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll has a margin of error of +/-4.4 percentage points, and has a 95% level of confidence. You can read the complete survey by clicking here.