Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) takes the lead by 5 points against former President Donald Trump in a potential 2024 GOP primary matchup, as per a Yahoo News/YouGov poll released Thursday.
If the primary were conducted today, DeSantis would receive 47 percent of registered Republican voters’ support, while Trump would receive 42 percent.
According to YouGov polls, DeSantis has dropped 13 points in recent weeks across the country. According to a mid-November YouGov survey, the Florida governor was leading by 18 points (51-33 percent).
When the poll asked, “If your state’s 2024 Republican primary for president were held today, who would you vote for?” Trump wins over DeSantis by 5 points (35-30 percent).
Which of these two Republicans do you think has a better chance of winning 2024 Presidential Election? (GOP Primary voters)
⦿ GOP leaning Indies: 48/28 (DeSantis +20)
⦿ 18-29: 25/61 (Trump +36)
⦿ 65+: 51/30 (DeSantis +21)
YouGov/Yahoo, 435 RV pic.twitter.com/enYKLSY8nd
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) December 8, 2022
Respondents also had to answer the question, “Who do you think has a better chance of winning the 2024 general election for president?” Republicans gave Trump a better chance of winning the presidency than any other Republican candidate (48-38 percent).
When asked to choose between Trump and DeSantis in the same poll, 46 percent of Republicans chose Trump. DeSantis received 42 percent support.
The Florida governor has not declared his intention to run for president. However, following his almost 20-point gubernatorial reelection in November, many predicted that he may run for president.
Trump declared his candidacy for president following the midterm elections.
“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump said during his announcement at Mar-a-Lago. “Your country is being destroyed before your eyes.”
The survey was conducted on December 1-5, 2022, with 1,635 adult respondents. The poll-conducting body did not mention a margin of error.