A recent survey found that more than a third of voters would rather choose a third-party candidate if the 2024 presidential election is a rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, Newsmax reported.
A Rasmussen Reports survey released last week found 38 percent of respondents would vote for a third-party candidate if there is a 3-way race for the White House in 2024.
In a two-way race, 43 percent of respondents chose Joe Biden while 42 percent chose Donald Trump. Another 12 percent said they would vote for another candidate.
This was a marked change from Rasmussen’s June survey which found Trump topping Biden 45 percent to 39 percent.
When respondents were asked if they would consider a third-party candidate, 56 percent said they were not likely to vote third-party while 38 percent said they would.
Among those who favor Biden over Trump, 36 percent said they are at least somewhat likely to choose a solid third-party candidate over Biden or Trump.
Among those who favor Trump over Biden, 28 percent said they are at least somewhat likely to vote for a third-party candidate.
Broken down by party, 42 percent of Democrats, 35 percent of Republicans, and 37 percent of Independents are at least somewhat likely to choose a third-party candidate if 2024 is a rematch between Biden and Trump.
In a head-to-head match-up between Biden and Trump, President Biden is supported by 80 percent of Democrats, 31 percent of Independents, and 15 percent of Republicans. Meanwhile, Trump is supported by only 68 percent of Republicans, 47 percent of Independents, and 14 percent of Democrats.
Men favor Trump over Biden 48 percent to 41 while women favor Biden over Trump 46 percent to 39 percent.
Additionally, more women than men are likely to consider voting for a third-party candidate over either Biden or Trump.