A new national poll from NBC News has former President Donald Trump in the lead for 2024.
According to an NBC poll conducted between November 10 and November 14, it was found that Trump has the support of 46% of registered voters.
This is in sharp contrast to President Joe Biden's results. The current president garnered the support of 44% of those polled, according to The Washington Examiner.
The findings are still rather close, despite the fact that the margin of error ranges between 5.5 and 5.6 percentage points.
"It’s the first time in more than a dozen polls we’ve seen a result like this," MSNBC political correspondent Steve Kornacki said Sunday on Meet the Press.
NEW: Former President Trump beats President Biden within the margin of error in the latest @NBCNews national poll.@SteveKornacki: “It’s the first time in more than a dozen polls we’ve seen a result like this.” pic.twitter.com/exf2cximAc
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 19, 2023
Additionally, Trump received 46% of the votes cast by respondents in the age bracket of 18 to 34 years old. In the meantime, Biden had 42% of the vote among young people.
When the respondents were asked how they would vote in the event that Biden or Trump were not the nominees running against one another, both of these frontrunners reported losses in the poll results.
If someone other than Trump were to win the Republican nomination, that person would handily defeat Joe Biden by a margin of double digits, garnering 48% of the vote to Biden's 37%.
If someone else had been the Democratic nominee instead of Joe Biden, they would have received 46% of the vote, which is higher than Trump's 40%.
The survey included around one thousand voters who were registered. There were roughly 300 Republican primary voters among them, and the vast majority of them supported Trump.
Eighteen percent of voters backed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, while 13% of voters backed former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy tied for third place with 3% of the vote each.
Biden faces three potential Democratic challengers in the years leading up to the 2024 election: Representative Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), writer Marianne Williamson, and news caster Cenk Uygur from YouTube.
Going into this contentious primary season, many are curious how the results will come in, considering that the 2024 presidential general election is expected to be, presidential, a repeat of the 2020 election. That is colored by widespread conviction that the former president only lost to the current one, due to election tampering.