Donald Trump is a popular former president. He has long been supported by many Republican voters in the country who say they would always vote for him over any other candidate.
Despite this, many Republican voters are starting to feel that the party is starting to lose its way. They attributed the party's losses to the president's involvement in several key races.
A new YouGov poll revealed that a majority of Republican voters would like to see Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the party's presidential nominee in 2024. 42 percent of the respondents said they would prefer to see DeSantis on the ballot, while 35 percent said they would prefer Trump.
The results of the survey showed that more Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters would prefer to see Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the party's presidential nominee in 2024 instead of Trump.
A month ago, only 35% of Americans said they would prefer to see DeSantis as the candidate, while 45% said they would prefer Trump.
Independents who lean Republican were more confident that DeSantis would be the candidate for the party's presidential nominee in 2024. On the other hand, Republicans were split on who they would prefer to vote for.
Trump's recent comments about the Florida governor have not sat well with the conservative community.
Despite the controversy, DeSantis is still considered by many to be a better candidate than Trump for the upcoming presidential election.
Trump's recent attacks on the governor are seen by many as a pre-emptive strike against a potential contender in the primary. One thing to note, Trump is used to people stacking the odds against him. Most didn't expect him to get the party's nomination in 2016 but he is a strong campaigner and it could be an uphill battle for DeSantis regardless of what the polls say now.