Former President Donald Trump continues to soar in ratings, with a giant lead over his most likely opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
A hypothetical 2024 Republican primary poll revealed Trump has a double-digit lead.
"The Monmouth University poll released Tuesday shows that 41 percent of Republican voters want Trump as the GOP nominee, placing him 14 percentage points above DeSantis at 27 percent," reports Breitbart. "Former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) holds three percent of support, while former Vice President Mike Pence and Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are tied at one percent."
"Trump and DeSantis are grabbing most of the media attention, so it is not surprising that most Republican voters do not come up with any names other than these two," said director of the independent Mammoth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray.
"Monmouth’s latest survey sampled respondents between March 16-20, meaning a portion of the poll was conducted after Trump announced he expects to be arrested by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in the near future. A Morning Consult poll that was also partly conducted after the announcement showed Trump’s lead continuing to surge as well," reported Breitbart.
Monmouth Poll: 2024 GOP Primary*
• Trump — 41% (+8 from Feb)
• DeSantis — 27% (-6)
• Haley — 3%
• Pence — 1%
• Paul — 1%
• Cruz — 1%
• T. Scott — 1%
• Trump — 47% (+7)
• DeSantis — 46% (-7)
521 RV | Mar 16-20| *list was not readhttps://t.co/4ZAO5Gr5Ua
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) March 21, 2023
Recently, DeSantis condemned George Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on the impending arrest of Trump, but also said he was "not going to be involved" with a "manufactured circus by some Soros D.A."