Former President Donald Trump bested Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis by 25 points in a poll released Tuesday on presidential choices for 2024.
The Morning Consult survey among potential Republican primary voters showed Trump leading the choices with 53% and DeSantis with 28%.
In polling conducted Feb. 26-28, Trump notched a 26-point lead, his biggest since the pollster's daily tracking began in December, Morning Consult reported.
DeSantis, who has yet to announce a candidacy, trails President Joe Biden by 4 points in a hypothetical general election contest, DeSantis' poorest showing against Biden since tracking began, Morning Consult reported.
Trump leads Biden by 1 point in the survey, his first gain on the sitting president.
There were other match-ups in the hypothetic White House survey, taken March 3-5:
- Mike Pence at 7%
- Nikki Haley at 4%
- Liz Cheney at 2%
The remaining Republicans in the survey — each of whom garnered just 1% — were Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Mike Pompeo, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
On the other side of the aisle, Biden leads his first declared Democratic challenger, self-help author Marianne Williamson, by 73 points.
The survey's margin of error was plus/minus 2 percentage points.
According to Morning Consult, Biden's advantage in the intraparty race is slightly larger than Trump's was at a similar point four years ago.
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