A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll found that, in a potential rematch of the 2020 presidential election, 34% of voters would back President Joe Biden and 32% would back Donald Trump.

The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters across the country via landline and cell phone.

The slight edge that Biden has over Trump is indicative of America’s general discontent with the nominees of the 2024 election. 23% of voters said that, in the event of a standoff between the two, they would consider supporting a third-party candidate.

Although Biden’s two-point lead over Trump is too close to be significant, his lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) is much bigger. Thirty-three percent of voters would choose Biden and 26% would choose DeSantis, with 25% saying that they would favor an independent candidate.

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When separated by party, 13% of Democrats and 13% of Republicans stated that they would vote for a third-party candidate in the event of a Biden-Trump showdown.

The interest in a third-party nominee is not uncommon in the early stages of the election cycle, but the current statistics are historically high. No third-party candidate has reached 20% of the national vote since Theodore Roosevelt led the Progressive Party in the 1912 election.

Trump is still the leading nominee for the Republican party, despite the criminal charges being brought against him for mishandling classified documents and attempting to obstruct justice. His M.A.G.A. supporters have remained unwavering in their loyalty to the former president. Many have said that they will stand by Trump, even if he has to “campaign from prison.”

Biden’s campaign has been fairly quiet on the federal charge against Trump.

The small gap between Biden and Trump can change at any moment as the race proceeds into its later phases.

Other Republican candidates include Nikki Haley and Chris Christie. Democratic candidates include Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 

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