Trump Is Not The Only GOP Candidate Currently Beating Biden, New CNN Poll Suggests

( – Former President Donald Trump is not the only Republican presidential candidate currently leading President Joe Biden in general election polls.

According to the latest CNN general election poll, GOP candidates former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, and South Carolina Senator Rick Scott all lead Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup.

While Trump is the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary race, he only leads Biden by one point in the poll, or 47 to 46%. To make his lead even more uncertain, the former president is still well within the poll’s 3.6% margin of error. GOP candidate Nikki Haley, on the other hand, leads Biden 49 to 43%, a lead outside the poll’s margin of error and the widest margin out of all the candidates listed.

Surprisingly, despite his widespread unpopularity among Republicans, specifically Trump conservatives, Chris Christie produces a more promising lead over Biden than the former president does, leading 44 to 42%. However, this is still within the poll’s margin of error.

Former Vice President Pence also leads Biden by two points, 46 to 44%. The lowest-performing candidates in this poll are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. DeSantis tied Biden at 47% in this poll, while Ramaswamy trails the president 46 to 45%. These numbers, however, still suggest a virtual tie due to falling within the survey’s margin of error.

The news comes as Trump continues to be the undisputed kingpin of the Republican Party. However, the new poll highlights a debate occurring within the party about which candidate would perform the best in a general election as opposed to merely considering how well a candidate does in the primary. Trump’s dominance in the primary is nearly undisputed, but he seems to remain a generally polarizing figure to the wider American electorate.

Even with this, however, it would seem both Biden and Trump are neck-and-neck, with the RealClearPolitics general election polling average having both candidates at a virtual tie.

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