Recent polling from USA Today and Suffolk University show that “Republican support for Donald Trump’s presidential bid in 2024 has cratered” indicating that the 2024 GOP primary is going to be more open than anticipated.
The poll revealed that “two-thirds of GOP and GOP-leaning voters want Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for the White House. By double digits, 56% to 33%, those voters prefer DeSantis over Trump.”
These results are consistent with another poll released today by the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal, in a “hypothetical contest between the two, Mr. DeSantis beats Mr. Trump, 52% to 38%, among likely GOP primary voters contemplating a race in which the first nomination votes will be cast in just over a year.”
Fox News even reported on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal polls. They also point out the steps popular far-right acolyte Ron DeSantis has taken to mount a presidential bid. The report highlights Trump’s recent series of self-inflicted wounds and failures that have drawn harsh criticism from the GOP. Notably his “dinner at Mar-a-Lago with the antisemitic rapper Ye — formerly known as Kanye West — and White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.”
These two polls combined with Trump-backed candidates performing so poorly during the midterms indicate that GOP voters are going to be exploring their options for their 2024 presidential nominee.
Published: Dec 15, 2022