A recent poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, which surveyed 706 American adults between March 31 and April 3, with a margin of error of 2.7 percent, found that former President Donald Trump's popularity has risen after news of his Manhattan grand jury criminal indictment was leaked. In contrast, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has experienced a significant drop in support. The poll presented respondents with a list of declared and potential Republican presidential candidates, and approximately 48 percent of those polled favored former President Trump, while only 19 percent supported Gov. DeSantis. This resulted in a considerable gap of 29 points between the two leading candidates.
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The results of the recent poll indicate a significant change in support for the two Republican presidential nominees. Compared to the same poll conducted just two weeks ago, former President Donald Trump's lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has almost doubled, with Trump now holding a 14-point lead over DeSantis. In the previous poll, Trump had 44 percent support compared to DeSantis' 30 percent, but in the recent poll, Trump had approximately 48 percent support, while DeSantis had only 19 percent. Additionally, the news of the indictment against Trump appears to have bolstered his support, with him gaining about 4 points, while DeSantis lost 11 points.
REUTERS/IPSOS POLL: Donald Trump holds 29-POINT lead over Ron DeSantis
• Trump — 44% (+14)
• DeSantis — 30%
• Trump — 48% (+29)
• DeSantis — 19%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) April 4, 2023
According to a recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll, if former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis were to compete head-to-head, Trump would beat DeSantis by a significant margin of 26 points. This result comes after Trump's announcement of his 2024 presidential campaign in November, where he has been the obvious frontrunner for the GOP nomination. Despite Gov. DeSantis not yet formally declaring his candidacy, polls have consistently shown that he is the only other actual or potential Republican contender to receive substantial support as an alternative to Trump.
RealClearPolitics' average of GOP primary polls shows that former President Donald Trump has a significant lead of 26.2 points over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, with an average of 50.8 percent support for Trump, compared to an average of 24.6 percent for DeSantis. RCP's timeline graph of all actual and potential GOP candidates indicates a sharp increase in support for Trump, beginning on March 30, the day when news of the Manhattan grand jury indictment against him was released. Since that day, Trump's support has risen from 45.9 percent to the current level of 50.8 percent, while DeSantis's support has dropped from 30.1 percent to the current level of 24.6 percent.
Recent polls indicate that Donald Trump is the leading contender for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2024. The increase in his support after his indictment shows the devotion of his followers and their dedication to his vision for America. Conversely, Gov. DeSantis has witnessed a significant reduction in support, casting doubt on his potential as a viable alternative to Trump. Republican voters should take these surveys into consideration when choosing their party's future representative in elections.