According to a recent Emerson College poll, former President and current 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump has a significant lead over his GOP primary challengers.
Trump has 55% support in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis coming in second with 25%, the Emerson College poll found.
“There is a stark education divide among Republican primary voters,” Emerson College Polling Executive Director Spencer Kimball. “A 71% majority of voters with a high school degree or less support Trump in 2024, whereas 14% support DeSantis.
“A 53% majority of those with a college degree, some college, or associate’s degree, support Trump while 28% support DeSantis. By contrast, Republican voters with a postgraduate degree are most split: 32% support Trump, 29% support DeSantis, and 18% support Mike Pence for the Republican nomination.”
Kimball also noted an age divide between Trump and DeSantis supporters.
“Younger voters under 50 break for Trump over DeSantis 67% to 14%,” Kimball said. “Voters between 50 and 64 break for Trump 54% to 32%, while Republicans over 65 are more split: 39% support Trump and 32% DeSantis.”