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.