Election Day is still more than a year away, but early polls paint a picture of where the presidential race stands at the moment. A poll from Susquehanna Polling & Research finds President Joe Biden leading Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by six points in Michigan. Furthermore, the Susquehanna Polling & Research poll finds the incumbent leading former President Donald Trump by three points in the swing state.
President Joe Biden may hold an early lead in the swing state, but further analysis finds that the Delaware lawmaker is “underperforming” with Democrats. Susquehanna Polling & Research President Jim Lee told The Hill that Biden is receiving 87% percent support from Democrats while Trump is receiving support from 90% of Republicans in the state. During the most recent election, Biden received support from 97% of Democrats in Michigan while Trump received support from 94% of Republicans.
In several polls, the President currently holds a slight edge over Trump and DeSantis in a general election. A recent Quinnipiac poll put the former Vice President one point ahead of Trump while a Morning Consult poll put him two points ahead of the Republican challenger.
Both the Republican and Democratic Michigan primary election are set for February 27, 2024. Trump and Biden are favored to win their respective parties.