In a potential 2024 matchup, Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden by five percentage points, a Thursday Redfield and Wilton Strategies poll found. Trump came in at 43 percent, while Biden notched only 38 percent. Against Kamala Harris in a head-to-head, in case Joe does not run, Trump wins by double digits. The poll also showed that 87 percent of those who voted for Trump in 2020 would vote for him again, two percentage points higher than in March. In contrast, 77 percent of those who voted for Biden would do so again, down two percentage points since March. [tweet_embed] April 12, 2022[/tweet_embed] The amount of potential voters for Biden over Trump (38 percent) mirrors Biden’s presidential approval rating. According to the poll, only 39 percent approved of Biden’s presidency. Forty-eight percent disapproved, which is an overall negative nine approval rating. Biden’s net approval rating has wound down by three points since March. Concerning specific issues, Biden received low marks among those who strongly approve of his management on specific issues, among which are the following: the economy (18 percent), healthcare (16 percent), environment (17 percent), crime/policing (16 percent), education (17 percent), immigration (14 percent), relations with China (16 percent). [tweet_embed] April 12, 2022[/tweet_embed] Fifty-six percent of respondents said the economy was their top issue of concern. Still, only 39 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s management of the economy. Throughout Biden’s Administration, Democrats have struggled to reduce Biden’s 40-year-high inflation, which has been fueled by massive government spending and Coronavirus restrictions. Biden has blamed the price hikes on “Putin’s gas hike,” but that accusation has not stuck. Gas prices, which greatly influence inflation, were already $1.00 greater than the previous year. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the price of gas has also increased by about 70 cents. According to a March poll, a plurality of voters (39 percent) blames Biden for the high gas prices. Only 18 percent blame oil companies that have been crushed by newly set lending standards by the administration. The lending standards make it more difficult for oil companies to finance new projects, further increasing the price of oil production. [tweet_embed] April 12, 2022[/tweet_embed] Meanwhile, Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says any decision he makes on whether to run for the White House in the upcoming 2024 election cycle will be dependent on whether he believes “this is the moment” where he can best “serve America.” However, hours before Pompeo headlined the Hillsborough County GOP’s annual Lincoln Reagan fundraising dinner, Trump indicated in an interview with the Washington Post that if he launches a 2024 bid to try and return to the White House, it’s doubtful that Pompeo, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would also run.