The Republican presidential primaries are only heating up. Already a number of politicians have thrown their hats into the ring. And rumors suggest even more heavy hitters will be launching campaigns in the coming weeks.
But for now, the race seems to be between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Many people believe Trump won’t be able to win the general election. He already lost to Joe Biden once, so Republicans’ only chance at retaking the White House lies with Ron DeSantis. But it that what voters really think?
Will Republicans take a chance on DeSantis or will are they more comfortable with a man who has already run twice? A new poll is showing us what Florida voters could be thinking. And this is a shocker to everyone.
A new poll out from Rich Baris’ Big Data shows that former President Donald Trump is not only the GOP frontrunner for the 2024 nomination nationally, but even leads Ron DeSantis in his home state of Florida.
Trump holds 52.5 percent of likely GOP voters in the Sunshine State, while sitting Governor DeSantis has 20 percent less at 32.6 percent.
Mike Pence, who is slated to announce his intention to run in the coming weeks, too 2.4 percent, while Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson and Chris Christie all came in below that. Those who were unsure or had no opinion were at 3.1 percent…
The poll conducted interviews with 1,236 primary voters from May 31 through June 2. 507 of those polled were Republicans while 500 were Democrats, and the balance of those contacted were not included in the final tally. [Source: The Post Millennial]
Polling is far from definitive and recent years have further eroded faith in public polling. But this could give a us glimpse into what Floridians are thinking about the upcoming election. Many believed that all of Trump’s baggage, lawsuits, and criminal cases would drag him down. It seems, at least for now, Trump still has a lion’s share of Republican support.
But will that result in a general election victory? Many experts believe Democrats want Trump to be the GOP nominee because he will lose to Joe Biden. Too many moderates and swing voters are no longer interested in supporting Trump. Biden is a total disaster, yes, but will that be enough to get Americans back on Trump’s side?
It’s far too early to know. But there is still a year before GOP voters go to the polls. Can DeSantis convince enough voters to back him over Trump? Can Trump hold onto his lead and win enough moderates to defeat Biden?
I guess we’ll find out eventually.
Author: Kit Fargo