Former president Donald Trump continues to crush potential Republican rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the polls, angering RINOs and those on the DeSantis train.
A recent Harris/Harvard poll from April 18 to 19 shows that Trump leads DeStantis in a hypothetical GOP presidential primary by 35 points among Republican voters.
While DeSantis has not officially announced his intention to run in the 2024 race, many expect he will jump into the race soon.
Ina recent video posted on Truth Social, Trump warned DeSantis t stay away from the 2024 GOP Primary or risk ending his political career.
“Ron DeSantis is a young man who is not doing well against me in the polls, to put it mildly,” Trump said. “I believe that if he decides to run for President, which will only hurt and somewhat divide the Republican Party, which we don’t need, he will lose the cherished and massive MAGA vote and never be able to successfully run for office again.”
Trump then offered DeSantis an exit ramp, so the Florida Govenor could avoid hurting his “political career.”
“I believe that if he remains Governor, which is what Florida voters assumed he would do, it would be a whole different story, just saying. But who knows?” Trump said.
The Harris/Harvard poll found the 45th president with 55 percent support among GOP voters, much further ahead than the Florida governor at 20 percent and former Vice President Mike Pence at an embarrassing 7 percent.
The figures from the polls show the 45th president is contineuing to crush DeSantis, espceically on the last Harris/Harvard poll from March 22 to 23, where he saw 24 percent support among Republican voters, while Trump enjoyed 61 percent support to the governor’s 39 percent in a head-to-head match-up.
Trump’s standing in the polls also appears to be boosted by his appearance in a New York City courtroom earlier this month following his indictment from corrupt DA Alvin Bragg over alleged hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
DeSantis is also trailing behind in other recent polls.
According to Newsweek, a Premise poll from April 14 to 17 showed Trump with 57 percent support among 573 registered Republican voters. DeSantis won just 35 percent—giving the former president a 22-point lead in a head-to-head match-up.
Trump’s position in that poll had improved against DeSantis since the previous Premise poll from March 31 to April 3, when he had an 18-point lead among 581 registered Republican voters.
The same poll showed Trump leading when other potential Republican presidential candidates were included. The former president won 53 percent support to DeSantis’ 28 percent, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley won 5 percent, and Pence had 5 percent. Several other candidates recorded less than 5 percent support.
A similar picture also emerges in other recent polling, collated by poll tracker FiveThirtyEight.
Trump also enjoyed a 22-point lead over over the Florida Governor at 53 percent to 31 percent, according to a YouGov/The Economist poll conducted from April 15 to 18.
Trump led DeSantis with 52 percent to the Florida governor’s 36 percent in a head-to-head match-up—a lead of 16 points, according to YouGov/Yahoo News poll.
Trump is also cleaning up on endorsements.
Earleir this week, U.S. Rep Lance Gooden from Texas endorsed Trump for 2024 just a day after meeting with DeSantis.
Earlier in April, The Daily Fetched reported that Trump’s presidential campaign raised over a whopping $34 million.
According to campaign finance reports, the Trump 2024 campaign raised over $18 million within the first three months.
Trump also raised a total of $4 million within the first 24 hours of his indictment.
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