Former President Donald Trump is continuing to surge in the polls as his potential challenger, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, continues to lose ground. A recent Morning Consult poll showed that 54% of potential Republican primary voters support Trump, while only 26% support DeSantis. This is a significant increase from January, when Trump had 45% of support and DeSantis had 34%. Trump’s performance has been steadily climbing since then, and he now leads DeSantis by a margin of 46-32 in a Quinnipiac poll from March 15.
Trump Jumps In Poll As DeSantis Sinks https://t.co/tUM8X3pH49
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) March 21, 2023
The polls also show that Trump is doing well among minority voters, leading DeSantis 55-26 in an average of two polls by CNN/SSRS and Quinnipiac. Among white voters, Trump holds a narrow lead of 38-37, which is within the poll’s margin of error. In a hypothetical Florida GOP primary, Trump has a slight edge over DeSantis, leading 47-44 in an Emerson College poll.
2024 Republican primary polling trends by Morning Consult
• Trump — 45% (+11)
• DeSantis — 34%
• Trump — 48% (+18)
• DeSantis — 30%
• Trump — 52% (+24)
• DeSantis — 28%
• Trump — 54% (+28)
• DeSantis — 26% pic.twitter.com/wh35GXRYII
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) March 21, 2023
These polls demonstrate that former President Donald Trump is still a major force in the Republican party and that his popularity is growing. This is despite the fact that President Joe Biden is currently tied with Trump at 44% in a general election matchup in Florida, according to the Emerson College poll. It appears that the Republican base is still firmly behind Trump and that his popularity is only increasing as Governor Ron DeSantis’s support continues to decline.
This is great news for conservatives and Republicans alike, as it shows that the party is still united behind their former leader and that they are ready to take on President Joe Biden in the upcoming election. It’s clear that Donald Trump still has a strong base of support and that he will be a major factor in the upcoming election cycle.