Posted 10 days ago
Former President Donald Trump has extended his lead to 14 points over his top rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in a new Quinnipiac national poll for the 2024 Republican nomination.
The survey, which was released Wednesday, shows that 46 percent of registered Republican voters would choose Trump as the party's nominee, while 32 percent said DeSantis.
Another 5 percent said they would back former U. N. Amb. Nikki Haley, while 3 percent would go for former Vice President Mike Pence.
Last month, Trump and DeSantis were in a tighter race for the nomination, with Trump receiving the support of 42 percent of GOP registered voters and DeSantis getting the backing of 36 percent.
Trump's gains come as the ex-president has started hitting DeSantis harder, though at the same time is involved in more legal drama, as a Manhattan grand jury is hearing from key witnesses in the 2016 hush-money scheme case involving the ex-president and porn star Stormy Daniels.
'DeSantis might be the buzz in the GOP conversation, but for now Trump is seeing no erosion and, in fact, enjoys a bump in his lead in the Republican primary,' said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy in a statement.
Trump announced that he would run for the White House again in mid-November, while DeSantis has stayed on the sidelines, though by doing a book tour has made recent appearances in early primary states.... (Read more)