This month, Donald Trump ended years of suspense by announcing his 2024 Presidential bid. Much like in 2015, Trump will be vying for the Republican nomination. Chances are, he will go up against numerous Republican challengers.
But what do voters think? Many believe it’s time for the party to find a new leader. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis swept the 2022 midterms, carrying the state for his party. And now, a new poll reveals what Florida voters think of 2024.
From Daily Wire:
A new poll surveying Florida residents has found that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would trounce former President Donald Trump in a 2024 Republican Party presidential primary.
The poll, conducted late last week by Sachs Media, found that DeSantis beats Trump by a whopping 45 points, 66% to 21%.
2024 Florida Republican Primary Poll:
Ron DeSantis — 66% (+45)
Donald Trump — 21%@SachsMediaGrp | 600 LV | 11/11https://t.co/Bl1bAWFXz4 pic.twitter.com/MSZsHLvrIF
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 18, 2022
This is a huge shift from what we’ve seen over the last two years. DeSantis has long been the second favorite for the GOP nomination, with Trump still topping most polls. Only a few outside polls had DeSantis with a small lead.
But this Florida poll reveals DeSantis with a massive 45-point lead over Trump. This is critical since Trump won Florida big time in 2016 and 2020. But this poll suggests the state, which is now decidedly red, has moved on.
And that’s not the only good news for DeSantis. Another national poll shows he’d beat Trump and Biden.
From Daily Wire:
The Economist/YouGov poll found that Republican voters want DeSantis over Trump, 46% to 39%, and Independent voters also want DeSantis over Trump, 34% to 21%. For all voters, DeSantis had a whopping 15-point lead over the former president, 43% to 28%…
A new poll released by Democrat pollster Stan Greenberg found that Trump beats President Joe Biden (D) in a 2024 matchup by 2 points while DeSantis beats Biden by 4 points.
This is pretty critical. Because many fear that die-hard Trump supporters would tank the party if he’s not the nominee. An ugly civil war might erupt that could bring down the GOP, and ruin their 2024 chances. But this new poll shows that DeSantis could easily carry the nomination, without the diehards.
And he’s even beating Biden by a larger margin than Trump. Many believe that Trump’s reputation has long polarized American voters. The MSM’s constant slandering of the controversial president means that a large group of voters will never back him.
But DeSantis does not have that bagger. He seems to be able to flip even blue areas, as he did with Miami-Dade. Can he do that for the entire country in 2024? Maybe.
- DeSantis beat Trump by 45 points in a recent Florida Republicans 2024 poll.
- DeSantis beat Trump, 43% to 28%, among all voters in a national 2024 poll.
- Many Republicans believe DeSantis is a stronger candidate than Trump at this point.
Source: Daily Wire, Daily Wire