RON TOPS DON: Major Poll Shows DeSantis Leading Trump by 23 Points Among Republicans

A new national survey from USA-Today and Suffolk University finds Florida Governor Ron DeSantis opening a 23 point lead over Donald Trump among Republican voters.

The survey shows 56% of Republicans prefer DeSantis win the party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential election, compared to 33% who support Trump.

From The Hill:

The USA Today-Suffolk University poll found that 56 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters prefer DeSantis, while only 33 percent would support Trump. More than 60 percent said they want a nominee who will continue Trump’s policies but is not Trump, while 31 percent want the former president to run. 

“Republicans and conservative independents increasingly want Trumpism without Trump,” said David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. 

Trump became the first major candidate to jump in the race for the White House in 2024 last month, but some signs have indicated his control over the GOP may be weakening. 

He has received blame from members of his own party for the GOP’s disappointing performance in the midterm elections. Many of the candidates he endorsed in key races lost after defeating primary opponents who were seen as more electable but less loyal to Trump. 

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