Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich posited his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s political domination of the 2024 GOP primary field during a conversation on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, highlighting MAGA loyalty.
“First of all, the story of the last three months is that no matter what happens, Trump supporters are for Trump, and he’s above 50 percent,” Gingrich remarked.
He continued, “Second, that DeSantis had a shot at consolidating, so it became a race became two people. He totally failed to do that, that’s why you’re seeing all these new candidates. And that means instead of being one of two, DeSantis is now one of many. They’re fishing in a small lake, and there’s this huge lake next door called Trump, and they can’t break into that lake. If it continues this way, Trump will be the nominee by the end of March.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., announced his intention to run for president in May, but GOP primary polling has failed to illustrate a post-announcement swell of support for the governor of the Sunshine State.
In fact, Morning Consult’s newest GOP primary tracker poll (June 2-4) found that Republican primary voters prefer Trump over DeSantis as the GOP presidential nominee in 2024 by an impressive 34 points.
The president has also widened his lead in virtually every other poll, dominating Rasmussen’s latest survey as the favorite to win the Republican nomination, holding a 28-point lead over DeSantis in that poll among a crowded field of candidates.
RSBN also reported that DeSantis has appeared to lose support in Florida for his presidential bid as voters have indicated that they prefer Trump as the nominee. In a recent Sunshine State Battleground Poll, for example, Trump leads DeSantis as the preferred presidential candidate by a wide margin of 20 points.