In the latest survey, Donald Trump has surged ahead in the 2024 GOP primary race, marking a significant 28-point gap with a 54% to 26% advantage over Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
This could be the result of fears of a potential indictment, which could lead to a “rally around” effect.
61% of lower-income Americans say they are worse off than a year ago.— GOP (@GOP) March 14, 2023
That's the highest number since the Great Recession, and all thanks to Joe Biden and the Democrats' inflationary agenda. pic.twitter.com/HJCgBj72Me
The Morning Consult poll revealed that if the primary were held today, over half of the potential Republican primary voters (54%) would support Trump, and only 26% would back DeSantis.
Additionally, DeSantis is the second choice of 46% of those who are supporting Trump, while 43% of DeSantis’ supporters view Trump as their backup option.
It’s not just about who is ahead in the polls; it’s also about who is electable. A hypothetical head-to-head match-up shows that Biden has a three-point lead over Trump and a two-point lead over DeSantis.
These numbers are significant in testing electability, especially due to concerns about Trump’s baggage and whether the GOP should focus on maintaining Trump’s coalition or expanding its base.
Despite the competition between Trump and DeSantis, they both seem to agree on one thing – their dislike for President Biden.
With Trump’s dominance in the polls, could we be seeing a resurgence of the Trump era in politics?