Trump Takes Over 2024 Race

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A Fox News poll released on Wednesday (March 29) shows former President Donald Trump holds a 30 percentage point lead over his potential 2024 GOP primary rivals, indicating his expanding popularity among Republican primary voters.

In Wednesday’s poll, Trump received 54 percent support, 30 points more than his nearest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

That 30-point lead also shows that the former President had doubled his lead over DeSantis in the month since the last time the poll was conducted in February when Trump had 43 percent support to DeSantis’s 28 percent.

The gap between DeSantis and the next contender, former Vice President Mike Pence, is just as substantial, given Pence only has six percent support.

Former House Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley tied, teaching receiving 3 percent in the survey, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) received 2 percent support.

The survey included a list of 15 GOP primary and potential primary candidates, with the remaining Candidates receiving 1 percent or less, and only 3 percent of participants indicating they were unsure about who to vote for in the GOP primary.

Wednesday’s poll also shows that Trump made gains among all demographics, except among White men with a college degree, in which case DeSantis takes the lead by 12 percentage points.

Among Republican primary voters who voted for Trump in the general election in 2020, only 60 percent would vote for him again in a 2024 GOP primary, 25 percent indicate they’d rather vote for DeSantis, and 5 percent indicate they’d rather vote for Pence.