Despite the former president’s recent arrest on 37 criminal counts connected to his alleged misuse of confidential material, a new Harvard CAPS-Harris survey shows Donald Trump defeating President Joe Biden by six percentage points in a hypothetical 2024 presidential run battle, according to The Hill.
Compared to 39% who said they would vote for Biden if the election were conducted today, 45% of respondents indicated they would vote for Trump. 15% of those unsure or didn’t know were undecided.
Trump entered a not-guilty plea on Tuesday in response to what he called “fake and fabricated charges.”
The former president said he had “every right to have these documents” and that the prosecution “ought to drop this case immediately because they’re destroying our country.”
The indictment, according to Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, “has [had] no impact on his lead against [Joe] Biden, whose job rating remains at 43 percent,” according to The Hill.
The poll also revealed that, in a hypothetical race, more people (41% to 40%) would choose Florida Governor Ron DeSantis than Biden.
Two thousand ninety people were polled for the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll between June 14 and June 15. The Harvard University Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll collaborated.
The poll, an online sample from the Harris Panel, is weighted to reflect the demographics that are currently known. A probability confidence interval is not reported.