In a recent development, an NBC News national poll has indicated a shift in voter preference for the 2024 presidential race. Conducted between November 10 and 14, the poll reveals that Donald Trump has garnered 46% support among registered voters, slightly edging out President Joe Biden, who stands at 44%. However, it’s important to note that the margin of error for this poll ranges between 5.5 and 5.6 percentage points, suggesting a tight race.
MSNBC political correspondent Steve Kornacki highlighted the significance of these findings on “Meet the Press,” noting that this is the first time in over a dozen polls that such a result has been observed. Intriguingly, Trump has also gained a lead among the youngest voters, those aged 18-34, securing 46% of their support compared to Biden’s 42%.
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
The poll further explored scenarios where either Trump or Biden were not the nominees. In such hypothetical situations, an unnamed Republican candidate outperformed Biden by a significant margin, securing 48% to Biden’s 37%. Conversely, if the Democrats fielded a candidate other than Biden, this hypothetical nominee would lead Trump with 46% to his 40%.
Approximately 1,000 registered voters participated in this survey, including around 300 Republican primary voters. Among these, Trump was the preferred choice for the majority. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received 18% support, followed by former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley at 13%. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy were tied at 3%.
As for the Democratic side, Biden faces challenges from three opponents as the 2024 election approaches. These include Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN), author Marianne Williamson, and YouTube news anchor Cenk Uygur.
This poll’s findings suggest a dynamic and unpredictable political landscape as the United States heads towards the 2024 presidential election, with voter preferences showing notable shifts.