According to a recently published YouGov poll, 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents would favor Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over former President Donald Trump to be at the top of the presidential ticket in 2024.
Only 35% of respondents said they would favor Trump over DeSantis.
However, respondents who labeled themselves as “strong Republicans” (45%) were more likely to support a Trump 2024 run over DeSantis, whereas 43% indicated that they prefer the Florida governor.
Among the Republican-leaning respondents, 45% preferred DeSantis, while only 21% supported Trump in 2024. Of those who described themselves as “not very strong Republicans”, 38% preferred DeSantis, while 31% selected Trump.
This poll emerged following Trump’s choice words for DeSantis. The Florida governor scored a decisive 59.4%-40% victory