New Emerson College Polling released on Thursday shows Donald Trump leading Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by 46 points nationally in the GOP Primary. According to Emerson Polling, Trump has gained over 20 points on DeSantis since the start of 2023. Trump also leads DeSantis in endorsements from elected officials. East Palestine, Ohio, Mayor Trent Conaway endorsed Trump too.
April Emerson College 2024 GOP Primary Polling shows Donald Trump 62%, Ron DeSantis 16%, Mike Pence 7%, Nikki Haley 3%, Vivek Ramaswamy 3%, Chris Christie 2%,Asa Hutchinson 2% and Someone Else 4%.
January Emerson College GOP Primary Polling had Trump at 55% (+26) and DeSantis at 29%. While February polling had Trump at 55% (+30) and DeSantis at 25%. DeSantis has lost 15 points since the start of 2023.
Trump touted his poll numbers on TruthSocial, writing, ” NEW POLL JUST OUT BY EMERSON: DONALD J. TRUMP – 62%, RON DESANCTUS – 16%, MIKE PENCE, 7%. Obviously, people are “dreaming” of Energy Independence, a Strong Military and Borders, Low Taxes and Interest Rates, Respect throughout the World, and so much more. That’s what we had under the Trump Administration. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!.”
Trump also released a video Truth, where he touted that polling shows him beating Ron DeSantis and Joe Biden “by a lot.” Trump also criticized the Wall Street Journal in the video, calling them “Fake News.”
Trump holds a massive lead over DeSantis in elected officials’ endorsements as well. Trump recently received a special endorsement from East Palestine, Ohio Mayor Trent Conway. Trump is the only candidate running for president that has visited East Palestine. Ohio Senator J.D. Vance also endorsed Trump. Trump received these critical Ohio endorsements despite the fact that DeSantis has been trying to court Ohio voters.
BREAKING: @DonaldJTrumpJr just brought the Mayor of East Palestine, Trent Conaway, on stage at the packed Lincoln Day dinner in Columbiana, Ohio.
Mayor Conaway just called out Biden for not showing up and he also endorsed Trump for 2024!
Thank you for your leadership, Mayor! pic.twitter.com/qp5MnpBvnr
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) April 27, 2023
Trump will speak in New Hampshire on Thursday while DeSantis is on a world tour, notably visiting Israel and Japan. Despite his awful poll numbers, most political insiders believe that Ron DeSantis will officially announce a run for President of the United States in mid-May when the Florida legislator ends its 2023 session.