In a hypothetical Republican primary election for 2024, Donald Trump would lead his opponents by double digits.
According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult, Trump is the front-runner among Republican primary voters. Almost half of them, 45 percent, support him for president. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida is in second place with 34 percent, followed by Mike Pence of Indiana with 8%.
Liz Cheney, a former Wyoming congresswoman, and Nikki Haley, who was an ambassador to the UN, are both at three percent. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is at two percent. Other Republican governors from Virginia, South Dakota, and Texas, as well as Mike Pompeo, a former secretary of state, have one percent support.
Compared to a December poll, which showed Trump with 49 percent support and DeSantis with 31%, the latter has made moderate improvements.
The survey also asked voters who their second choice would be if they were not able to support Trump or DeSantis. Around 43 percent of Trump's supporters stated that they would pick DeSantis, followed by Pence at 20 percent, Cruz at 10 percent, and Haley at 13%. On the other hand, 34% of DeSantis' supporters said they would choose Trump as their second option.
The survey was conducted on 4,829 prospective Republican voters. They were asked who their second choice would be in the primary election if they could not support Trump or DeSantis. Morning Consult also predicted the general election matchup between Biden, Trump, and DeSantis.
Trump would receive support from 40% of the participants in a rematch with Biden, which would put him four points behind his former opponent. In a hypothetical election between Biden and DeSantis, the two would be tied at 42 percent. The most recent data from Morning Consult was gathered from December 31 to January 2.
The results of the survey were only reported as unweighted averages across all of the previous periods. The company noted that the margin of error for the various results was plus or minus one percentage point.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Bearded Patriot.