RealClearPolitics GOP Primary Polling averages show President Trump with his largest lead yet over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Trump’s polling average lead stands at an impressive 34 points.
On January 1st, 2023, Trump’s average polling lead over DeSantis sat at 19 points. Trump’s lead slipped to 15 points in mid-march. Meaning Trump’s polling average has picked up 19 points in less than two months.
Polls: President Donald Trump Defeats Biden And Opens Massive Lead Against DeSantis In National Polls
Trump has had a strong showing the last few months, starting with being the only Presidential candidate to make a trip to East Palestine, Ohio. Trump continued to build momentum by gaining major endorsements and setting clear policy objectives, including ending the War in Ukraine in 24 hours.
DeSantis has flopped since mid-March due to his awkward moments with voters and the fact that he has provided no clear policy goals. For example, DeSantis gave Tucker Carlson with one answer on his stance on Ukraine but provided Piers Morgan a different one. GOP voters are also waking up to the fact that Trump’s endorsement of DeSantis in 2018 is the only reason DeSantis is Florida’s Governor today.
Trump spoke about his poll numbers on TruthSocial writing: “Bushie RINO, Marc Thiessen, who is willing to misrepresent facts, in order to have his Bush supporters help his friend DeSanctus start gaining in the polls (he’s dropping like a rock!) said that “Trump lost Iowa last time around.” Actually, I won big, but there’s nobody at Fox News who wants to correct these false statements, of which there are many! This reminds me of 2016 all over again!”
The GOP primary election kicks off with the Iowa Caucus in early 2024.