In the Republican primary contest, a Morning Consult poll has revealed that former President Donald J. Trump is achieving new levels of dominance.
The poll, which was issued just before Thanksgiving, revealed that Trump had a 50-point advantage in the GOP primary, which the survey characterized as a “near record” dominance.
In the primary, Trump receives 64% of the vote from likely GOP voters, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lands 50 points under with 14%. In third place, with 9% support, is former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who is closing the gap with DeSantis in Iowa.
With 6% of the vote, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy comes in with 2%, and 1% each for former Arkansas and North Dakota governors Asa Hutchinson and Doug Burgum.
There was a margin of error of plus or minus two percent for the poll, which was conducted among 3,681 possible GOP primary voters between November 10 and 12.
Trump maintains his position as the most popular GOP contender, with 76% of the electorate having a positive impression of him, although the margin between Trump and DeSantis has grown throughout the primary. Sixty-six percent think DeSantis is favorable, and 22 percent find them both unfavorable.
Despite the DeSantis campaign’s best efforts, Haley has been able to defeat DeSantis in South Carolina and is quickly closing the gap in Iowa. In addition, according to Tuesday’s RealClearPolitics (RCP) average, DeSantis is in fourth place in New Hampshire, after Trump, Niki Haley, and Chris Christie.
A Report indicates that a notorious Republican named Charles Koch, whose support for open borders puts him at odds with the America First movement had earlier promised to use $70 million from his Americans For Prosperity PAC to depose President Trump. Koch has chosen Warhawk Nikki Haley over Ron DeSantis.
For some time now, the Koch organization and its collaborators have made it plain that they want to distance themselves from the populist America First movement that has swept the Republican Party.