New Poll: DeSantis Beats Trump By Double Digits

New Poll: DeSantis Beats Trump By Double Digits
L-R Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump

Get ready for a social media rant from Donald Trump as a new poll from Monmouth University shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would beat the former president in a hypothetical one-on-one matchup for the 2024 Republican nomination.

From CNBC:

DeSantis, who easily won reelection in the November midterms, is widely considered Trump’s main competition in the GOP’s race for the White House, even as he has yet to announce any plans for a presidential bid.

That hype was echoed in the survey from Monmouth University: In a hypothetical head-to-head fight, 53% of Republican voters said they would pick DeSantis, versus 40% for Trump.

DeSantis comes out on top among nearly every major voting bloc in the party, Monmouth found, with the exception of respondents earning less than $50,000 a year and those age 65 or older.

In a broad field of several big name Republicans, Trump and DeSantis each received 33% support. Former Vice President Mike Pence, Nikki Haley (former U.S. envoy to the United Nations), Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo all garnered 2% or less in the same poll.

A recent poll by conservative group Club For Growth found DeSantis holding a 9-point lead over Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up in the 2024 Republican primary. But in a crowded seven-person primary poll, Trump led DeSantis by 37 percent to 33 percent.

Trump has noticed the latest polling and begun to step up his attacks on DeSantis.