Trump dominates GOP competitors in 2024 Michigan primary poll

 December 16, 2023

Former President Donald Trump faces a mountain of legal issues, negative press, and too many haters to count.

Yet, he's still absolutely dominating the GOP primary polls and has pulled ahead of his closest competitors by nothing short of a total landslide.

That was evidenced once again where it arguably matters most -- in the swing state of Michigan, according to a new Monmouth poll.

Off the top, the numbers are cut and dried, showing Trump leading all of his GOP primary opponents by a country mile, to say the least.

Of the respondents, 63% say they support Trump for the nomination. His closest competitors, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, only managed to garner 13% support, putting Trump ahead by 50 points.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose platform consists of little regarding policy and more about attacking Trump, received 5% support.

Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who started off strong given his support from Trump's MAGA base, and who has since fallen to the bottom of the pack after questionable debate performances, only received 3% support.

Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute explained the results of the latest poll, noting that Michigan's most likely voters are clearly in the Trump camp.

"The most likely voters to turn out in Michigan's Republican primary seem to be the Trump enthusiasts," Murray said.

He added, "This probably includes many who were lukewarm on him eight years ago but are now fully behind his comeback bid. The other candidates just aren't lighting the same kind of spark."

As far as national polling, an earlier Monmouth poll asked voters if they were "enthusiastic" about a Trump/Biden rematch. A majority of respondents, at 69%, said they were "not enthusiastic."

Trump has bested Biden in a number of high-profile national polls, prompting major concerns from members of the Democratic Party. Some have suggested that Biden drop out and be swapped with a candidate who stands a chance. Who that would be is anyone's guess.