In a wide-ranging interview, President Joe Biden did on Tuesday (October 11), Biden expressed his confidence he could win against former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 rematch.
Speaking to CNN’s lead White House anchor, Jake Tapper, Biden explained that he’d only determine whether or not he would seek a second term after the midterms.
However, these remarks contrast the official line to this point which has been that Biden intends to run again, only stopping short of announcing a re-election bid.
Since Trump is also speculated to seek reelection in 2024, the possibility that both men would participate in a rematch has been explored several times to determine a likely winner.
When discussing what Biden would factor into his decision to seek reelection in 2024, Tapper queried, “Is one of the calculations that you think you’re the only one who can beat Donald Trump?”
In response Biden said, “I believe I can beat Donald Trump again.”
Tuesday’s interview isn’t the first time Biden has expressed his belief that he would emerge victorious in a rematch with Trump.
Back in March, the President told reporters at a NATO summit that he would be “very fortunate” to run against Trump in 2024.
According to recent polls, Biden — whose polling has hovered at the 40 percent mark — may fair the best against Trump as his Republican opponent, with recent polls showing Biden in the lead over Trump.
An August poll by the Washington Post has Biden leading Trump by six percentage points (50-44) in the hypothetical rematch.