Headline RoundupJuly 12th, 2022

New York Times Poll Compares Support for Trump, DeSantis in Potential 2024 Matchup

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A New York Times/Siena College poll released Tuesday suggests that former President Donald Trump has lost some support among Republicans, but would still beat other GOP hopefuls in 2024 presidential election matchups.

A survey of 350 respondents showed that 65% of potential Republican voters with college educations would oppose Trump in 2024 primaries, and 64% of potential voters under 35 said they wouldn't vote for Trump in a primary. Meanwhile, the poll also showed Trump receiving 49% of the primary vote, with DeSantis receiving the next best share at 25%. Other GOP hopefuls such as Sen. Ted Cruz, former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received 7% or less.

Though Trump's popularity may be faltering within the Republican party, supporters view his tenure as a time of stability and economic prosperity in America, in contrast to the present condition of inflation and global supply chain issues under President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, most Democrats also don't want Biden to run again, according to another Times poll released Monday, and many Democrats are frustrated with what they see as a lack of action from Biden on major issues.

Sources on the left and right both suggest that the Jan. 6 committee hearings about Trump's actions during the Capitol riot are harming his popularity. Some on the right focused more on how the poll said Trump would still beat DeSantis; some on the left focused more on anti-Trump Republicans.

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