New polling from Yahoo News and YouGov shows Florida Governor Ron DeSantis leading former President Donald Trump by 5% in a hypothetical 2024 primary matchup.
If the primary were held today, data show DeSantis garnering a 47% share of the GOP electorate’s support, with Trump reeling in 42%.
DeSantis’ 5% edge represents a large dip from the poll’s last findings. In mid-November, DeSantis held a double-digit lead.
According to YouGov polling, DeSantis has lost 13 points in recent weeks nationwide. YouGov polling from mid-November shows DeSantis was leading by 18 points (51-33 percent).
When voters were asked, “If your state’s 2024 Republican primary for president were held today, who would you vote for?” Trump led DeSantis by five points (35-30 percent).
Respondents were also asked, “Who do you think has a better chance of winning the 2024 general election for president?” Republicans notched Trump with a greater chance of winning the presidency than another Republican (48-38 percent).
When the poll asked the same question specifically between Trump and DeSantis, 46 percent of Republicans said Trump. Forty-two percent said DeSantis.
DeSantis has not announced if he will run for president. But after his nearly 20 point gubernatorial reelection in November, many have speculated he may run for president.
After the midterm election, Trump announced he is running for president.
The poll was conducted December 1-5, 2022, among 1,635 adults. No margin of error was provided.
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