OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
1:02 PM – Monday, August 21, 2023
A new poll showed that electability is not a concern for 45th President Donald Trump. Trump has opened up a 5% lead on President Joe Biden among registered voters, according to Premise Data.
The poll shows Trump leading Biden 43-38 while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trails Biden in a hypothetical matchup 37-34.
The poll did not produce good results for the Biden White House. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said the country was on the wrong track under Biden’s leadership. In addition, 51% of registered voters polled described Biden’s economy as poor.
That is particularly bad news for the 46th president as the economy was the number one issue for the 2024 election, according to Premise Data, with 26% of registered voters picking the economy.
Trump dominated the poll when it came to securing the Republican nomination as well, with 60% of registered voters saying the 45th president should be the nominee in 2024.
DeSantis came in second with 16% of the vote, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy in third with 6%, former Vice President Mike Pence with 4%, and Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley at 3%.
This new poll comes on the eve of the first GOP presidential debate that will not include Trump.
Trump has opted to sit for an exclusive interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson as counterprogramming. Trump also announced he will be going to Atlanta, Georgia Thursday, a day after the debate, to surrender.
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for “Murder,” but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL! She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT. This is in strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE!”
Trump has shown polling strength in early nominating states as well. In Iowa, the 45th president led the field by 23% in the new Des Moines Register poll.
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