Trump Takes Major Lead in Voter Survey

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – A new Harvard CAPS-Harris poll survey has shown that former President Trump remains the leader in the race towards the 2024 presidential Republican nomination, despite that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is slowly rising in numbers.

The survey showed that if there was an eight-way primary, the former President would receive 48 percent of the Republican votes. On the other hand, DeSantis would only have 28 percent of the votes. While that marks a 3-percentage point increase in the last month, it still leaves a twenty-mark difference between the two men.

The rest of the votes would be divided as follows. Former Vice President Mike Pence would win 7 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley would each get 3 percent.

Despite the recent criticisms and reports that the GOP was moving away from Donald Trump, Trump still managed to be the clear leader in a hypothetical match-up for the Republican nomination. Currently, the only person to even remotely come close to Trump in the race is DeSantis.

DeSantis just won his second term as Florida’s governor and has not announced whether or not he will be running for the White House. However, especially after his great success in the midterms, many Republicans are speculating that he will be placing a bid.

Trump currently has an established audience as both a celebrity and the former President, but that does not mean that DeSantis will not be a formidable force in the party elections, as there are many who would not like to see Trump win.

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