(FixThisNation.com) – A New Morning Consult poll found that 60% of Republican primary voters stated that they would support former President Donald Trump in his reelection campaign, while only 19 percent stated that they would support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump’s lead in the 2024 GOP primary has reached the higher levels it has had since December.
While Trump announced that he was launching his third presidential campaign in November, DeSantis had not yet officially announced what his intentions are. However, it is widely speculated that he is going to be joining the presidential race within the next few months.
According to the poll which was released on Tuesday, the three candidates below Trump and DeSantis in the ranks were, former Vice President Mike Pence and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, both of whom managed to receive support by 5 percent of respondents. In fifth place was Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations with three percent, while the three other candidates included in the poll did not manage to receive more than 3 percent support. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who officially joined the race last month only managed to have the support of 1 percent of respondents.
Republican primary voters also noted that they had a more favorable view of Trump 79 percent, while only 72 percent had a favorable view of DeSantis. When the two leading candidates in the GOP primary were placed in hypothetical matches against President Biden the following results were achieved.
In a hypothetical rematch between Biden and Trump, 44 percent of all voters stated they would vote for Biden, while 42 percent said they would vote for Trump. In a race between Biden and DeSantis, Biden once again came out on top with 44 percent, while DeSantis had the support of 40 percent of all respondents.
The poll was conducted May 5-7 and surveyed more than 5,000 registered voters, and 3,574 potential Republican primary voters. The margin of error in the hypothetical presidential match questions was plus or minus 1 percentage point, while in the questions relating to the GOP primary they were between 1-2 percentage points.
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