State of the race: Trump holds BIG lead, Ramaswamy poised to eclipse DeSantis

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump is holding his massive lead in the 2024 GOP primary race as a surprisingly fresh candidate may be poised to overtake Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as the governor’s distant second-place position is weakening.

A new poll from Ipsos, for example, revealed that Trump is holding 47 percent of the GOP primary vote, gaining another 4 points from June. DeSantis earned 19 percent drop, which indicates a 3-point loss.

Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has risen to the forefront of Republican voters’ minds, snagging 9 percent of support – demonstrating a 6-point gain from June.

A survey of GOP primary voters from Kaplan Strategies conducted in July found that Ramaswamy was more popular than ever as he tied with DeSantis for the position of runner-up, with both men snagging 12 percent of support, respectively.

President Trump led by a whopping 36 points in their poll.

Trump commented on Ramaswamy’s upward swing on Truth Social, slamming DeSantis and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with a dose of scorching humor.

He wrote, “Vivek Ramaswamy is now beating DeSanctimonious. Christie dead as his stomach band. ‘Aida’ Hutchinson a solid minus 1%. I’m up 44 points!!! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

Via YouGov, Trump held a 25-point lead over DeSantis. In a head-to-head battle, Trump nabbed 54 percent of support versus DeSantis at 33 percent.

Interestingly, Race to the WH has predicted that in the Republican primary delegate battle in 2024, Trump is projected to win 2,116 delegates, and DeSantis is predicted to win 259, which they predicted was “a new low.”

Only 1,234 delegates are needed to win the nomination.

Trump wrote on Truth Social this week, “Fox backed Ron DeSanctimonious is DONE. Against Social Security & Medicare – and, less importantly, has NO PERSONALITY!!!”

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