Nearly 60% of Republican voters back Trump in 2024 White House race: poll

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Former President Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in the Republican presidential primary race for the White House, according to a new survey.

The Wall Street Journal poll released Saturday found that 59% of Republican primary voters support Trump in the race, an 11-point increase since the outlet conducted a similar survey in April.

The only other candidate to clear double-digit support from Republican voters in the poll was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who garnered 13% support. Since the April poll, the outlet noted that Trump's lead over DeSantis has nearly doubled to 46 percentage points.

Aside from an apparent drop in favorability for DeSantis, the poll also displayed lackluster results for other 2024 Republican presidential hopefuls who are seeking to pick up support as they challenge the former president for the 2024 GOP nomination.

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received 8% support, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy earned 5% support, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received 3% support, and former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott both received 2% support.

Haley, Ramaswamy and Christie all witnessed an uptick in support since the Journal's April poll, though their increases were in the single digits.... (Read more)