Is DeSantis Eclipsing Trump Within the GOP?

Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis

( – With just hours to go before former President Donald Trump is expected to announce his candidacy for president, a new poll seemingly indicates that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may be eclipsing Trump’s popularity within the Republican Party.

National Review is reporting in “DeSantis Surges Past Trump in Texas GOP 2024 Poll“:

Florida governor Ron DeSantis led former president Donald Trump by eleven points in a new poll of likely Republican primary voters by the Republican Party of Texas.

“The survey, conducted by CWS Research on November 12 and 13 among likely GOP voters statewide, asked respondents, ‘If the upcoming 2024 Republican Primary for president were held today, and the candidates were Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley and Mike Pence, for whom would you vote?‘” [emphasis added]

The response:

Forty-three percent of respondents said they would support DeSantis, while Trump followed in second with 32 percent of the vote. Thirteen percent of respondents said they were undecided, while 5 percent said they would support Pence…

“The Texas GOP poll is just one in a series of post-election polls that have shown DeSantis gaining an edge on Trump, after Trump-backed candidates had a poor showing in the midterm elections last week.” [emphasis added]

Of course, all that matters is who actually runs and who can get the most votes in the primaries and caucuses as the 2024 Presidential Election contests get underway as soon as tonight with Trump’s announcement.