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POLL: DeSantis remains GOP's top 2024 pick over Trump, most Dem voters don't think Biden should run again

FOX News logo FOX News 12/1/2022 Aubrie Spady
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Most voters would rather see Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as the GOP nominee in 2024 over former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll that also found the majority of Democrats do not think President Joe Biden should seek re-election next cycle.

A Marquette Law School poll revealed that in a hypothetical 2024 matchup between DeSantis and Biden, the two candidates were tied among registered voters, both receiving 42% support. About 11% said they would choose a different candidate.

The results reflect a major increase in support for DeSantis compared to a January Marquette poll where he received only 34% support compared to Biden's 43%. In a March poll from the university, the Republican governor began gaining momentum, locking in 35% support and eventually hitting 38% support in a September survey.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., has not said if he will run for president in 2024. Joe Raedle © Joe Raedle/Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., has not said if he will run for president in 2024. Joe Raedle

When respondents were asked who they would vote for if Trump were the GOP nominee and Biden the Democratic pick, the poll found Biden with a 10-point edge over the former president, 44% to 34%. Nearly 20% of respondents said they would choose a different candidate and 4% would not vote.

The results show a decline in support for Trump over the past few months, after a March poll found he received 38% support, while still trailing Biden by 5 percentage points.

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When asked who they would rather see as the 2024 GOP nominee, DeSantis or Trump, 63% said DeSantis would have their vote, while only 36% were rooting for Trump to win the primary. 

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will seek another term in office and officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign. Joe Raedle © Joe Raedle/Getty Images Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will seek another term in office and officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign. Joe Raedle

DeSantis also lead among Republican-identifying respondents, receiving 55% support over 45% who would like to see Trump representing the party in the 2024 presidential election.

According to the poll, 67% of respondents do not think Biden should seek another term in the White House. Among Democrats, 53% do not think the president should run in 2024.

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Among all respondents, 55% disapprove of Biden's handling of the presidency, according to the poll.

US President Joe Biden has not officially announced if he will seek a second term in 2024. Saul Loeb/AFP © SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images US President Joe Biden has not officially announced if he will seek a second term in 2024. Saul Loeb/AFP

The Marquette Law School survey was conducted from Nov. 15 to 22, with a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

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