(PatrioticPost.com)- In a survey conducted by Emerson College from August 30 to September 1, former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dominated in hypothetical 2024 election scenarios.
Emerson conducted two hypothetical primary match-up polls – one including Donald Trump and one without him. In the initial poll, Donald Trump was head and shoulders above the other hypothetical candidates presented – garnering 67 percent support.
Second place went to Ron DeSantis with 10 percent. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley finished third with seven percent. For some inexplicable reason, Emerson included Mitt Romney in this primary match-up poll because either they’re stupid or insane.
For the hypothetical primary without Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis finished in first place with 32 percent. Second place went to former Vice President Mike Pence (24 percent). Third place went to Senator Ted Cruz (13 percent).
Then Emerson presented hypothetical presidential election match-ups between Biden and three separate Republicans – Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and, inexplicably, Mitt Romney.
Biden bested Romney 42 percent to 23 percent. Even the category “Someone Else” beat Romney by six points.
Biden bested DeSantis 48 percent to 36 percent, with “Someone Else” garnering 12 percent.
Donald Trump was the only one of the three to nose past Biden (47 percent to 46 percent), with 6 percent choosing “Someone Else.”
Now, presidential polling three years before the 2024 election is about as reliable as a Chinese-made COVID vaccine – especially when the poll only surveys 395 people. The margin of error in this Emerson poll is high (+/- 4.9%) and the sampling is “registered voters” rather than “likely voters.”
Nonetheless, Spencer Kimball, Director of Emerson College Polling, said in a statement that the data from this poll suggests that Republicans prefer either Trump or a “Trumpian candidate” to be their nominee, adding “or half of them may split from the party.”
Neither Trump nor DeSantis has said definitively whether or not they plan to run in 2024.
During a press conference in St. Cloud, Florida on Wednesday, Governor DeSantis told reporters that the speculation surrounding a possible 2024 run “is purely manufactured,” adding “it’s nonsense.”