According to a theoretical head-to-head survey, Donald Trump, the former President, had gained 27 points since December, when they were pitted against Florida Gov. Ron Desantis.
Among Republican primary voters, 51% choose Trump over DeSantis in a hypothetical matchup, according to a survey commissioned by the Wall Street Journal and conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, and Impact Research. The governor has just 38% support, a dramatic shift from late last year.
DeSantis received 52% of the vote in a Fabrizio, Lee & Associates survey in December, while Trump received 38%. This survey’s findings are consistent with other recent national surveys showing Trump’s popularity to be on the rise.
With 48% of respondents saying they would cast their votes for him with a broader primary field, Trump is in the lead. Even though he hasn’t officially declared his candidacy, DeSantis has the support of 24 percent of Florida voters, making him Trump’s most popular possible opponent.
No other has cracked the single-digit support range. Voters are split between Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), businessman Vivek Ramaswamy (R), and former governor Nikki Haley (R-SC).
One percent or less of the electorate backs the following: ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Kristi Noem (R-SD), Gov. Glen Youngkin, ex-Vice President Mike Pence, Chris Sununu (R-NH), and Asa Hutchinson.
According to Wall Street Journal, pollster Tony Fabrizio predicted a close primary.
According to reports, in a massive blow to the sitting president who is slated to start his campaign this week, an NBC News poll finds that Democratic President Joe Biden lags a generic Republican by double digits.
The report shows only 41% of respondents said they would vote for Biden if he were the Democratic candidate for president in November 2024, according to the survey. Forty-seven percent of the polled indicated they would vote for the Republican candidate if Biden were the Democratic nominee.