DeSantis Takes Lead Over Trump in Early Iowa and New Hampshire Polls

According to Acxios, two new polls show Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with a lead over former President Donald Trump in two key early primary states–Iowa and New Hampshire.

Axios reports:

Two new polls from a top Republican polling firm — provided exclusively to Axios — find Florida Gov. DeSantis is running more competitively with former President Trump in Iowa and New Hampshire than he is faring in national surveys.

…The surveys, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies from March 21 to 23 for an outside client (not a candidate or super PAC) found DeSantis leading Trump by eight points (45%-37%) in a head-to-head matchup in Iowa and tied with Trump (39%-39%) in New Hampshire.

The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary are the first two contests of the 2024 Republican primary season, and are scheduled to be held on January 22nd and January 30th respectively.

Despite DeSantis’ showing in the new new state polls, national polls continue to favor the former president. A recent CWS Research poll shows Trump leading the Florida governor 43%-25%.