The GOP is sending a strong message to Donald Trump: his days of leading the party may be numbered. According to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Republican support for Trump’s 2024 presidential bid has dropped by double digits, with voters preferring Governor DeSantis as the nominee instead. This news comes amid political and legal setbacks for Trump, making it clear that his troubles are far from over.
The poll results
The recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll has revealed that GOP voters prefer Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential nominee by a double digit margin.
According to the poll, Trump’s support among Republican voters has fallen significantly since his last run for the White House, as his presidency has been marred by political and legal setbacks.
These findings demonstrate that Republican voters are increasingly shifting away from Trump in favor of DeSantis. While DeSantis is polling well among Republicans, Trump is facing criticism from many corners of the party for his refusal to accept the 2020 election results and his actions related to the Capitol insurrection.
Though it is still early in the election cycle, it appears that Republican voters are looking for a new leader to represent their party. The poll results indicate that they have found one in Governor Ron DeSantis, who holds a strong lead over President Trump with GOP voters.
If Trump decides to run again in 2024, he will have to face the challenge of restoring his support among Republican voters. This could prove difficult, given the recent polls and the intensity of the backlash against him from many members of the party.
Furthermore, Trump’s personal finances could be an obstacle to reelection: while some Republican donors might be willing to donate money out of loyalty or past associations, others may not want to risk association with someone who is under federal investigation for possible financial crimes.
To repair his relationship with GOP voters, President Trump would need to do more than simply concede defeat or end hostilities; he would need to change himself substantially.
The reason for the shift in support
It is clear that the Republican Party is shifting in its support of Donald Trump for 2024. According to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, GOP voters prefer DeSantis as the 2024 presidential nominee by double digits.
This shift away from Trump signals a change in the party’s values and priorities, and could impact the 2024 election significantly.
The reason for this shift in support is not totally clear.
It could be due to Trump’s recent legal and political difficulties, or a desire for a fresh face for the party. It could also reflect a dissatisfaction with Trump’s past performance and policies. Whatever the cause, it appears that the Republican Party is moving away from Trump and towards DeSantis for their 2024 nomination.
The results of this poll show that there is a lot of work to be done for Trump if he hopes to secure the Republican nomination for the 2024 election. With DeSantis ahead by double digits, Trump must find a way to reignite his support among Republicans if he wants to remain competitive in the race.
Since Trump has been president, our country has been doing better than ever, said one GOP voter in response to a question about why they preferred DeSantis over Trump. The economy is doing well- unemployment is low- wages are up- inflation’s down.
This speaks to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to who they want leading them into the next decade. A majority of Republicans think things are going well under President Trump while more than half of Democrats do not think so.
If those numbers are any indication, then it should come as no surprise that GOP voters would turn against the president at this point. If things continue on like this, we can expect to see more of a widening gap in approval ratings and trustworthiness between Democrats and Republicans.
Whether or not you agree with what he does, Trump has managed to get himself mixed up in several controversies during his time in office. It seems as though nothing he does can go without being met with backlash from one side or another.
What this means for the 2024 election
The latest poll numbers are in and the news is not good for Donald Trump if he was considering a 2024 presidential run. According to an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, GOP voters prefer DeSantis as the 2024 presidential nominee by double digits.
This poll serves as a reminder that the Republican Party’s support for Trump is far from secure.
In fact, the poll results reveal that Republican support for Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid has dropped significantly since his first election campaign.
This comes at a time when the former president faces multiple legal and political setbacks, including ongoing investigations and court cases.
These results make it clear that many Republican voters are looking for an alternative to Trump for their party’s presidential nomination in 2024.
The poll suggests that the GOP will be headed in a different direction in 2024, as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has now become the preferred choice for Republican voters.
In fact, DeSantis has seen a surge in popularity among Republican voters, with 43% of those surveyed indicating that they would choose him as the party’s nominee in 2024.
It remains to be seen if this poll will signal a shift in the Republican Party’s loyalties come 2024. While Trump remains popular among some Republicans, these latest poll numbers suggest that there could be a change in leadership on the horizon.
If Republican voters continue to favor DeSantis over Trump, it could mean big changes for the future of the party’s presidential nomination in 2024.
For example, what might happen if we saw an intense battle between Trump and DeSantis for the GOP’s nomination? Would we see more new faces join the race or would we see both candidates face off again in 2020? One thing is certain: GOP voters have spoken loud and clear.
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