New polling from Emerson College has shed more light on the 2024 GOP nominee race and shows former President Donald Trump still holding an edge over the Republican electorate.
Here’s how respondents ranked potential candidates:
- Trump 55%
- DeSantis 25%
- Pence 8%
- Cheney 4%
- Cruz 3%
- Haley 3%
- Hogan 1%
Emerson College discusses the poll’s findings:
Former President Donald Trump leads with 55% support in a hypothetical 2024 Republican Primary, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with a quarter of Republican support (25%). No other candidate reaches double-digit support for the Republican or Democratic nomination.
Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling noted, “There is a stark education divide among Republican primary voters. A 71% majority of voters with a high school degree or less support Trump in 2024 whereas 14% support DeSantis. A 53% majority of those with a college degree, some college, or associate’s degree support Trump while 28% support DeSantis. By contrast, Republican voters with a postgraduate degree are most split: 32% support Trump, 29% support DeSantis, and 18% support Mike Pence for the Republican nomination.”
Kimball added: “There is also an age divide in the Republican primary: younger voters under 50 break for Trump over DeSantis 67% to 14%, voters between 50 and 64 break for Trump 54% to 32%, while Republicans over 65 are more split: 39% support Trump and 32% DeSantis.”
Emerson’s polling comes just days after the powerful conservative group Club for Growth publicly rebuked Trump, publishing polling showing DeSantis leading in New Hampshire and Iowa, the first two states to vote in primaries.
Where do you stand on the 2024 GOP nomination? Let us know in the comments below.