Florida Governor DeSantis, Donald Trump

Poll Shows Trump Tops Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Support

Florida Governor DeSantis, Donald Trump
Florida Governor DeSantis, Donald Trump (TFP File Photo)

A new poll shows former President Donald Trump leads Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the 2024 GOP primary by a two-digit margin, doubling the support of DeSantis’ share.

We will note that DeSantis hasn’t announced that he is running yet.

According to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, Trump tops the field of Republican presidential contenders at 50% – a 26-percentage point lead over the Florida governor if he were to run – according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll.

In a head-to-head matchup, the former president still wins against DeSantis, but by a slimmer margin of 56% to 44%.

In the news: Trump’s Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Against DA Bragg, Asserting Prosecutorial Misconduct

Former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott follow at 7%, 5%, 2%, and 2%, respectively. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio garnered 1% of GOP support, and conservative businessman Vivek Ramaswamy amounted to 0%.

Trump also beat Haley in a head-to-head matchup among Republican voters, 70% to 30%.

Most of the GOP electorate believes the former president will win the Republican nomination, and of those who don’t, DeSantis was overwhelmingly tapped at 41%.

In a hypothetical general election against President Joe Biden, both frontrunners would win, with Trump ahead by 4 percentage points and DeSantis by 3 percentage points. Haley would lose against Biden 42% to 40% in 2024, but would win against Vice President Kamala Harris by 5 percentage points.

The Real Clear Politics (RCP) average for a 2024 Republican primary, based on polls conducted between Feb. 19 and March 23, indicates that Trump has a 15.3 percentage point lead.

In the news: Gov. DeSantis Announces 34,000 Jobs Added “Florida Will Continue To Get The Fundamentals Right”

Other polls mirror the Harvard CAPS/Harris findings. Trump is up against DeSantis 56% to 25% in the Republican primary, according to a March 22 Premise poll. Forty-four percent chose the former president and 36% picked the governor, according to a March 21 Monmouth poll. Trump leads DeSantis by 14 percentage points, according to a March 15 Quinnipiac poll.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll surveyed 2,905 registered voters over the course of March 22 – 23.

Android Users, Click To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook and Twitter . Signup for our free newsletter . We can’t do this without your help; visit our GiveSendGo page and donate any dollar amount; every penny helps.

Login To Facebook To Comment
Share This: