(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a development underscoring the deadlock potential and looming unknowns in America’s political fate, a new poll has found that Joe Biden and Donald Trump are “dead-even” in the coming 2024 presidential election.
The new public opinion poll by The Wall Street Journal discovered that the incumbent president and his predecessor would be tied at 46% voter support in a potential 2020 rematch without any major third-party candidates for the White House. The remaining 8% said they were undecided.
Trump and Biden are also practically “dead-even” in a hypothetical third-party candidate scenario – although Trump would have a slight advantage, according to the WSJ poll.
In this case, Trump is projected to get 40% support in the 2024 election compared with 39% for Biden, 3% for an unnamed presidential candidate from a third party, and 17% undecided.
A recent Emerson College poll showed potential Green Party presidential candidate Cornell West as polling at 5% support, leading Democrats to worry he might “steal” votes from Biden or another Democrat presidential nominee.
The WSJ survey was carried out from August 24-30 among 1,500 voters nationwide, with an error margin of 2.5 percentage points.
The poll was conducted by Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio and Democrat pollster Michael Bocian, Breitbart News reports.
Fabrizio told the Journal that a potential Trump-Biden rematch polled so closely to be “shocking” – especially after the four Democrat-led indictments against the former president.
“When we talk about how twisted and bent reality has become, that’s a really good example of it because if, in fact, this were any other time and place, this race would not be happening this way,” commented the GOP strategist, who was the chief pollster for the 2016 and 2020 Trump campaigns.
The WSJ survey also established that the 45th president of the United States had practically no competition for the 2024 GOP nomination.
He was favored for the Republican nomination by 59% of the GOP primary voters, an increase of 11 points compared with April.
Thus, Trump’s advantage over the next-closest candidate, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, has almost doubled to 46 percentage points since then.
According to the latest WSJ survey, DeSantis now polls at only 13%, collapsing to the popularity level of the other bidders in the Republican primary field.