BOSTON (CBS) — Former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in a potential election rematch, according to a new poll from Emerson College. The survey asked voters who they’d support if the 2024 presidential election were held today.
Biden won the popular vote over Trump 51%-47% in 2020, but the poll conducted exactly one year after Election Day found Trump ahead 45% to 43%, which is within the margin of error. Eleven percent of voters surveyed said they would choose someone else.
“With over a tenth of voters voicing support for someone else in another Trump-Biden match-up, 2024 could perhaps witness a third party candidate reaching the required 15% support to get on the debate stage,” Emerson College polling director Spencer Kimball said.
If the 2024 Presidential Election were held today, and the candidates were Donald Trump and Joe Biden, who would you vote for at this time?
— Emerson College Polling (@EmersonPolling) November 5, 2021
The poll shows rural voters supporting Trump 62% to 30%, urban voters preferring Biden 52% to 36% and nearly an even split among suburban voters.
Emerson also found that Biden’s approval rating is slipping. Fifty percent of those polled disapproved of Biden’s performance, with 41% approving. His approval rating is down five points since September and eight points since February.
The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters. Click here to read more.