Former President Donald Trump is leading both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey for the 2024 presidential election.
The survey, which took place over two days from February 15 to February 16 and included 1,838 registered voters, showed that if the election were held today, Trump would win against either Biden or Harris.
In a hypothetical matchup against Biden, Trump gained a 5-point advantage with 46% of the voter support, while Biden received only 41%.
The gap between the two was even larger in a hypothetical matchup between Trump and Harris, with the former President receiving 49% of voter support and Harris receiving just 39%.
About 13% of voters chose neither Trump nor the Democratic National Committee’s nominee in both hypothetical matchups.
It is important to note that the survey did not specify whether Harris claimed the DNC’s hypothetical presidential nomination in a primary victory over Biden or if Biden chose not to pursue a second term in office.
Biden’s approval rating has remained steady at 42% in recent weeks, according to The Hill.
The survey also found that for the upcoming Republican primaries, Trump dominated the field of candidates, receiving 37% of support from the eight-way primary.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second with 19% of overall GOP support, while former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who recently confirmed her candidacy, received 7% in the eight-way primary.
A previous Harvard/Harris poll last month had Haley at only 3% among voters.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll is a collaboration between the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll.
These poll results could have significant implications for the 2024 presidential election and the future of American politics.
However, it is still early to make any definitive predictions about the outcome of the election, and much can change in the coming years.