President Trump has broadened the gap between himself and Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the Florida leader’s own backyard, taking a 20-point lead in the 2024 presidential primary race in the Sunshine State, a Florida Atlantic University poll found.
According to their data, which looked at likely voters in the Florida Republican primary race, President Trump is preferred by 50 percent of voters compared to DeSantis, who was preferred at 30 percent.
Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy came in third in Florida, netting 4 percent of support.
Head-to-head, Trump scored a 17-point lead against DeSantis in the primary election.
DeSantis’s lackluster support in his own state strongly illustrates Floridians embrace of President Donald Trump’s MAGA platform headed into the 2024 primary election next year.
Among voters under the age of 45, President Trump is also the preferred candidate. As previously reported by RSBN, a Fox News poll found that Trump has a 50-point lead in favorability among voters under the age of 45. At 44, DeSantis’s own age demographic unflinchingly prefers a Trump presidency.
The same Florida poll additionally found that Trump held a 10-point lead over Joe Biden in the general election at 49 percent against 39 percent.
President Donald Trump is also raking in massive fundraising hauls from grassroots donors across the nation, indicating ongoing organic support for his presidential reelection campaign. Per RSBN, Trump brought in more than $35 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2023.
Recently, President Trump has been taking a rough-and-tumble approach to hammering Gov. DeSantis on the campaign trail as the Florida leader’s poll numbers have continued to sink.
Trump told a crowd of Iowans last week that DeSantis would be a “catastrophe” for the agricultural communities of Iowa and Nebraska.
He emphasized, “DeSanctus is a globalist sellout and Paul Ryan acolyte who’s in the pocket of his Wall Street donors at the Club for No Growth.”