Americans are currently limping toward the 2022 midterm elections with a fair amount of cynicism, and a whole lot of hopelessness.
Our elected officials have strayed so far from the path that our founding fathers carved out for them that they’re hardly recognizable as “public servants”, instead, more closely resembling a ruling “elite” class who’ve enriched themselves on our dime.
But when this contest is over, and all of the ballots have been counted, we’ll be setting our sights on 2024, when we will find ourselves once again embroiled in a bitter political fight.
And, if early polling out of New Hampshire means anything at this early stage, we are going to be in for one heck of a show.
A shocking new poll in the all-important primary state of New Hampshire shows Florida Governor Ron DeSantis currently ahead of former President Donald Trump.
The University of New Hampshire Survey Center released a study which found that if Joe Biden and Trump were to have a presidential rematch, the current president would once again defeat his predecessor with 50 percent of the vote to Trump’s 43. This is similar to the margin Biden had over Trump in 2020, but the contest between Biden and DeSantis would be considerably tighter if they were competing in 2024.
The poll shows that in this scenario, Biden would receive 90 percent of the vote again from people who voted for him before, but DeSantis would have 97 percent of Trump’s voters behind him compared to the the former president’s 91 percent. On top of that, the overall result among New Hampshire voters is Biden would get 46 percent of the vote, but DeSantis would edge him out with 47 percent.
And as for the primaries?
And in the most stunning result of the poll, DeSantis actually leads Trump in a hypothetical primary contest.
“When provided with a list of Republicans who are thought by observers to be considering running for President in 2024, likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters (N=318) are split between DeSantis and Trump, with 39 percent preferring the Florida governor and 37 percent supporting the former president,” the poll assesses.
The news could send some turbulent waves throughout the Republican Party, particularly after Trump has already complained about DeSantis’ potential campaign.