(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to a Rasmussen Reports poll issued Wednesday, former President Donald Trump remains the overwhelming favorite in a hypothetical Republican primary battle in 2024, with people believing he would defeat popular Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
As stated in the poll, both DeSantis and Trump are viewed favorably by the majority of voters, with each receiving 52 percent of the vote.
“If both Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, who would most likely win?” the poll questioned. A majority of voters, 40%, believe Trump will win, while 22% believe DeSantis will win. Another 23% replied “neither,” followed by 15% who are still undecided.
The majority of Republicans, 59%, believe Trump will win. Only 23% believe DeSantis will win. Democrats are less certain, with 24% voting for Trump and 20% voting for DeSantis. A majority of those polled, 40%, predicted “neither” would win. Independents also expect Trump will win. 37% predicted Trump, and 21% predicted DeSantis.
Other results from the poll show Donald Trump is regarded positively by 57 percent of white voters, 30 percent of black voters, and 49 percent of other minorities, according to the survey. Ron DeSantis had the support of 53 percent of white voters, 39 percent of black voters, and 54 percent of those from other minorities.
Trump’s favorability has only a slight “gender gap,” but DeSantis is perceived more positively by males at 57 percent than women voters at 46 percent. If both Trump and DeSantis ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, voters under 40 are more likely than their seniors to believe Trump will win.
While Trump has only hinted at a candidacy in 2024, DeSantis has expressed little interest. DeSantis seems to be focused only on his reelection campaign in Florida. He claims he is not exploring anything else at this time. Instead, he is focused on his mission to stop Critical Race Theory from being taught in schools and aims to keep busy solving other issues in Florida.
DeSantis has a double-digit lead over any prospective Democratic rivals.