President Donald Trump and the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, lag behind President Biden in direct contest scenarios.
According to the survey, if a direct election were held among the registered voters, Trump would be 2 percentage points behind Biden, while DeSantis lags by a margin of 5 percentage points.
Currently, Trump is the clear frontrunner in the early phase of the Republican presidential primary race, with DeSantis being the next most popular contender.
These surveys present a narrow difference and highlight the indecisiveness of several voters or their inclination towards a third-party candidate.
In both hypothetical electoral scenarios, over 10% of the participants expressed interest in supporting a candidate other than Biden or the GOP counterpart. Specifically, 4% were unsure about their preference in a Trump vs. Biden race, whereas 7% were uncertain about a DeSantis vs. Biden race.
The poll’s analysis commented, “There’s a tad more ambiguity among voters regarding their preferred choice, or they lean towards ‘another candidate’ when the competition is between Biden and DeSantis.”
Other notable insights from the survey show Trump leading the Republican contestants with a significant 57% support, while DeSantis secures 14%, and business figure Vivek Ramaswamy attains third place with 9% backing.
This survey, conducted between Sept. 8-10, gathered responses from nearly 3,715 probable Republican primary voters and about 6,000 registered voters overall. The confidence intervals for these polls stand at 2% and 1%, respectively.