Poll shows Trump with double-digit lead over GOP field

By Jen Krausz on
 February 26, 2023

A new McLaughlin & Associates poll shows former President Donald Trump with a double-digit lead over all other GOP presidential candidates.

“Thinking ahead to the 2024 Republican primary election for President, if that election were held today among the following candidates, for whom would you vote?” the poll asked.

Trump was chosen by 42% of respondents, with the next-closest candidate being Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) at 26%.

If only Trump and DeSantis were in the race, Trump leads DeSantis 56% to 38%.

If Trump were not in the race, DeSantis is the frontrunner with 35%.

Other recent polls showed DeSantis in the lead, even though he hasn't officially announced his candidacy yet.