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US polls show shift in voter support for Trump – Reuters


Republicans increasingly favor Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the former president as the top candidate for 2024

Polls suggest former US President Donald Trump has lost voter support so much in recent weeks that in one state he has fallen behind not only Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, his potential main rival for the presidential nomination. Republican of 2024, but also follows a congresswoman who has just been removed from office.

Only 14.6% of Utah voters said they would vote for Trump if the state’s presidential primary election were held today, according to a Desert News/Hinkley Institute of Politics poll taken May 18-23. november. DeSantis was the leading candidate, with support from 24.2% of voters, while 16.4% of respondents chose Rep. Liz Cheney, who was so unpopular in her home state of Wyoming that she dropped 37 points. percentage in his congressional primary. Among Republican voters in Utah, Trump trailed DeSantis by an even larger margin, at 33.1% to 21.1%.

DeSantis, who has yet to declare his 2024 candidacy, also leads Trump by wide margins in four key core states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida and Georgia — according to a Nov. 14 poll by the conservative political group Club for Growth.

Trump was the Republican front-runner for 2024 at least as recently as August, but his political support has waned since several of the candidates he backed in last month’s midterm congressional elections fared better provided that. Republicans managed to secure a nine-seat majority in the House, but failed to regain control of the Senate, and Trump-backed gubernatorial candidates lost their elections in 10 states.

In Iowa, Trump led DeSantis by a 52-37 margin in August. On the heels of the midterms, a poll last month showed DeSantis had taken a 48-37 lead. The top two contenders were tied 45-45 in August at New Hampshire. A week into the midterms, DeSantis had a 52-37 lead.

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Similarly, a Republican Party poll in Texas showed DeSantis the top GOP candidate, leading Trump by a 43-32 margin. When asked how they would vote if Trump dropped out of the race, 66% of respondents favored DeSantis, beating an area where the closest candidate, former Vice President Mike Pence, stood at 8%. Pennsylvania Republicans favor DeSantis over Trump by a 45-40 margin, a separate poll showed.

A Marquette University Law School poll showed DeSantis faring better than Trump in a hypothetical 2024 matchup with President Joe Biden. DeSantis and Biden were tied at 42-42, according to the poll, while the incumbent led Trump by a 44-34 margin.

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