Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is crushing former President Donald Trump among Florida Republicans as the GOP choice for 2024, according to a new poll released Monday, just ahead of Trump’s expected announcement to be a presidential candidate in two years.
The newly re-elected governor also leads Trump in other critical battleground states.
The right-leaning pollster WPA Intelligence conducted the survey for the pro-business group Club for Growth, according to a report on the poll by the conservative Washington Examiner.
WPA found that DeSantis leads Trump 56 percent to 30 percent in Florida. He also outpaces Trump by a whopping 55-35 margin in neighboring Georgia.
Among the GOP caucus in Iowa, DeSantis went from trailing Trump by 15 points in August to now leading by 11, although at 48 percent, the governor has not captured a majority there.
In New Hampshire, Trump and DeSantis were tied three months ago; today, DeSantis leads by 15 points, and claims 52 percent support.
The poll was conducted last week after Election Day. It encompassed 508 likely Republican voters in Iowa, 401 in New Hampshire, 1,044 in Florida, and 843 in Georgia.
“Republicans need to be united behind a strong candidate and a platform that shows voters real solutions to beat Biden and the Democrats in 2024,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a statement, according to the Examiner.
“Our polling shows that Republican primary voters recognize Trump’s insults against Republicans as hollow and counterproductive, and it’s taking a significant toll on his support.”
In response, Taylor Budowich, leader of the pro-Trump MAGA, Inc., said the Club for Growth’s polling is “consistently wrong.”
He added, “When they cross Trump, they lose, and that’s not going to change.”
Visit Tampafp.com for Politics, Sports, and National Headlines. Support journalism by clicking here to our GiveSendGo or sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here.
Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here.
Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment