According to surveys, former President Trump’s approval rating amongst GOP primary voters is still rising, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is having difficulty in crucial 2024 contests.
DeSantis Trailing Trump
Based on the 2024 GOP primary tracker from Morning Consult, which was posted on March 7, DeSantis, who’s never formally committed to run for president, would fall short of Biden and Trump if the election were conducted today.
53% of prospective Republican voters indicated they would choose Trump over DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in the presidential election.
With Trump as his opponent, voters supported DeSantis at 28%, former Vice President Mike Pence at 7%, and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley at just 4%.
According to a Morning Consult poll, 48% of GOP supporters said they would choose Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as their second choice if Trump decides to withdraw from the race.
Also, Pence and Haley perform better without Trump. With Trump out of the contest, popularity for the former vice president increased among Republican primary voters from 7% to 16%. According to the poll, Haley’s support expanded by two points.
TRACKER: DeSantis behind as Trump and Biden take the lead https://t.co/Y4COVmcOam
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 7, 2023
As per Morning Consult, DeSantis lacks the necessary support to defeat Biden in a head-to-head contest. 44% of people indicated they would support Biden if the 2024 presidential race were allowed to proceed today, while 40% said they would choose DeSantis.
According to Morning Consult, Biden falls to Trump by one point in a rematch.
The poll also revealed Trump has a bigger advantage over DeSantis than at any point in 2023 and Trump would win a head-to-head presidential contest in 2024.
Morning Consult’s 2024 Republican Primary Polling Trends
- Trump for 45% (+11)
- DeSantis for 34%
- Pence for 8%
- Haley for 3%
- Trump for 48% (+18)
- DeSantis for 30%
- Pence for 7%
- Haley for 6%
- Trump for 53% (+25)
- DeSantis for 28%
- Haley for 4%
- Pence for 7%
Ron DeSantis Blasts the Biden Admin for Barring Novak Djokovic from the Miami Open
Tucker Carlson: "'The Denial is unfair, unscientific, and unacceptable,' wrote DeSantis — an understatement. The Biden administration is so crazy [that] they have not even responded." pic.twitter.com/gGJkGTCAYp
— Kevin smith (@KJ00355197) March 9, 2023
Trump has an 11-point advantage against DeSantis among GOP voters, according to a Morning Consult poll conducted on January 2.
Trump’s advantage over DeSantis climbed to 18 points in the poll’s publication on February 25, primarily due to a 4% decline in the Florida governor’s popularity among Republican voters. Trump now has a 25-point advantage over DeSantis.
With an overall average margin of error of +/- 2, Morning Consult polled 3,071 prospective Republican primary voters on March 3, 4 and 5.
DeSantis Fights for Djokovic
Ron DeSantis has been in the news lately for defending Novak Djokovic. The window of opportunity for Novak Djokovic to be granted US admission in time for the Indian Wells tournament may have closed.
However, DeSantis is still working to amend the regulations to permit the world No. 1 into the United States in time for the Miami Open.
The US continues to require COVID-19 vaccination for foreign visitors. The Serbian, who might have previously claimed he was still unvaccinated, acknowledged he requested special authorization for entering the US before both tournaments.This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.