According to a recent poll, if the presidential election was held today, President Joe Biden would beat former President Donald Trump but lose to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
WPA Intelligence poll administrators released the results of their latest survey on Jan. 13.
The poll found that in a Biden vs. Trump rematch of the 2020 election, Biden would win by eight percentage points — 49% to 41%, according to a report in the New York Post.
The Post’s analysis of the poll also found that in a head-to-head match between Biden and DeSantis, Biden would lose by three percentage points — 45% to 42%.
Notably, the WPA Intelligence survey group has faced scrutiny regarding polling results. In September, the group shared that their polling found that nearly 25% of Democrats believe that men can become pregnant. The Daily Wire mocked their findings.
Trump has repeatedly said he is not deterred by early polling, noting that early polling put Hillary Clinton far ahead of him in the months leading up to the 2016 election.
On Nov. 15, Trump formally announced his intent to secure the Republican nomination and run for president in 2024.
DeSantis is rising in polling but has yet to announce his candidacy.
In early January, the GOP Club for Growth commissioned a survey and found that regarding favorable name recognition, DeSantis lagged behind both Trump and Biden and that Biden’s numbers were two points higher than Trump’s.
Club for Growth PAC president David McIntosh noted that though coming in third in the survey, DeSantis polled amazingly high against the present and former presidents:
“More Americans are learning about Ron DeSantis and the good he’s done as the governor of Florida. Of the potential candidates surveyed, DeSantis has high favorability with room to grow.”
The Post noted that the WPA Intelligence group conducted their polling before the disclosure that classified documents were found in Biden’s home, garage and office.
The WPA Intelligence poll administrators report surveying 1,035 voters and have a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.