Two newly released surveys suggest former President Donald Trump may be a tough out for Ron DeSantis in 2024.
In two national surveys of a thus-far hypothetical 2024 Republican Presidential Primary, the former President bested the Florida Governor in a crowded field, conforming with other recent polling. This suggests enthusiasm among certain conservative intelligentsia for DeSantis may not have translated fully to potential voters yet.
A McLaughlin survey Dec. 9-14 showed Trump winning both in a crowded field and a head-to-head with DeSantis. Trump’s 48% was more than double DeSantis’ 23%. Vice President Mike Pence had 5%, good for third place, followed by former Rep. Liz Cheney at 4% and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley at 3%. Mitt Romney had 2%, and Marco Rubio was one of eight names who got 1%.
While much recent polling has shown DeSantis dispatching Trump if the field…