POLL: DeSantis, Biden Tie In 2024 Hypothetical Showdown

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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President Joe Biden and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are tied in a 2024 hypothetical presidential race, a poll released Thursday found.

The possible rivals both garnered 42% of support from survey participants if the election were currently held, a Marquette Law School poll found. Eleven percent expressed their support for “someone else” and the final 4% would not vote.

DeSantis garnered more support in comparison to the previous polls. In September, Biden led the governor by 5 percentage points, 43%-38%, in a hypothetical election. When the survey was conducted in January, Biden attained more support than DeSantis by almost ten percentage points, 43%-34%.

The president continued to lead DeSantis by three points, 39%-35%, in March, according to the survey.

Marquette University conducted the survey between Nov. 15-22 and interviewed 1,004 participants with a 3.7% margin of error.

DeSantis and former President Donald Trump are nearly tied in a hypothetical Republican primary. Though the governor has not announced his intention to run, some polls have found him to be the preferred candidate for the Republican nomination over Trump. (RELATED: DeSantis To Publish Memoir Amid Expected 2024 Presidential Run)

Recent polls from four key states — New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia and Iowa — show DeSantis up by double digits against Trump. A New Hampshire matchup has DeSantis at 52% compared to 37% for Trump, and the governor leads Trump 56%-30% in his home state of Florida.

A Texas GOP/CWS Research poll, released November 16, found that 42% of respondents preferred DeSantis and 32% supported the former president. A separate survey released by The Economist and YouGov found DeSantis to be the preferred candidate over Trump by 39% to 35%.

The increasing support for DeSantis has appeared to cause strain between himself and Trump. The former president nicknamed him “Ron DeSanctimonious” at a Nov. 6 rally in Pennsylvania as he read popularity percentages of potential candidates. He later branded DeSantis as an “average governor” who only gained popularity because of his endorsement.