Last month, Donald Trump announced his 2024 bid for the White House. He has been the first Republican to jump into the Presidential Race. But he’s surely not the last. Experts wondered why he announced his campaign so early, as the race won’t heat up until perhaps 2023.
Many people are wondering who will run against Trump. The former president was previously the frontrunner, with few to challenge him. But many things have changed in recent years. And now, a new poll is revealing who might take the crown from old 45.
From Daily Wire:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now more popular among those who voted for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election than Trump, according to a new survey released Tuesday…
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ net favorability ratings surpass Trump among Republicans (+66 vs. +44), Fox News viewers (+58 vs. +27), and Trump’s own 2020 voters (+69 vs. +54)…
DeSantis is also well liked by a broad coalition of Republicans with a 68%/0% favorable/unfavorable rating among self-described “Trump Republicans”; 71%/9% among “Traditional Republicans”; and 82%/5% among “Reagan Republicans.”
Woah. It looks like the tide could be turning in the 2024 Republican primary race–before most candidates even entered.
Previously, Trump earned the top spot among most Republicans. His closest rival, Ron DeSantis, was usually much lower in most 2024 polls. But this latest survey, from a well-respected firm with a 95% confidence level, shows the Florida governor is more popular among Trump voters and supporters.
DeSantis won out over those who voted for Trump in 2020, 58-27. Among Republicans, he beat Trump 66-44. DeSantis’s favorability rating is much better than Trump’s in several groups. Even “Trump Republicans” are seeming to come around.
Traditional Republicans and “Reagan Republicans” also seem to like him more than Trump.
On top of that, the poll found that DeSantis is topping Biden among independents and other voters. He has a net favorability of +7, beating Biden’s -21 and Trump’s -36. The poll also discovered that 60% of Republicans believe the party suffered in the 2022 midterms because of Trump.
Former President Trump hasn’t done much to build confidence in the years after he left office. He appeared stuck on attacking the 2020 results and only boosted candidates who agreed with him that the election was rigged. That seemed to only help Biden’s attacks that Republicans are “threats” to our democracy.
Meanwhile, DeSantis won re-election by a landslide and helped all Florida Republicans win big. Many believe his leadership will be needed in 2024 and not Trump’s.
But will most of Trump’s extreme supporters agree with this? I guess we’ll find out as soon as DeSantis announces his race.
- A new poll reveals DeSantis is more favorable to Trump supporters than Trump.
- DeSantis is beating Trump and Biden among independents and other voters.
- This comes as rumors grow that DeSantis will run for president in 2024.
Source: Daily Wire