New polls show Trump strengthening as DeSantis weakens

by Hailey Gomez

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A new I&I/TIPP primary election poll reveals that former President Trump still holds a large lead among Republican voters even after three indictments. 

With the upcoming primary elections next year, poll numbers are being closely watched to see who will win the GOP nomination for the general election. Recent polling shows that former President Trump is leading the polls by 45 points, giving him a 57 percent hold. 

“Our latest national online poll, taken from Aug. 2-4, included a total 1,253 registered voters. Among those polled were 529 Republicans or independents who lean Republican. The margin of error is +/-4.3 percentages points. Among that group, 57% said they would support Trump for president,” stated Issues & Insight.

Even after the news of his third indictment this month, which some thought would affect his poll numbers, Trump seems to be still currying favor among Republican voters due to the fact that he has gained two points since June. 

“That compares to 53% in July and 55% in June. So, if anything, Trump’s party support is strengthening, not weakening,” continued Issues & Insight

According to previous data from Issues & Insight, many American voters seem skeptical of Trump’s charges, with 39 percent describing them as “exaggerated” or “harassment.” While the poll numbers also indicated that Trump had gained more traction, Florida Governor DeSantis has dropped by seven points, bringing him down to 12 percent.  

“Moreover, Trump’s main rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, appears to be losing steam. Some 12% of GOP voters in August said they would vote for DeSantis, down from 14% in July and 19% in June,” Issues & Insight reported.

Notably, the only other candidate that seems to be picking up favor among voters is Vivek Ramaswamy. The I&I/TIPP polls indicate that he is now holding eight percent this month, which is a large jump from his previous two percent hold in June. 

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