Yet another poll shows Donald Trump under 50% against Ron DeSantis

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Troubling trend for Trump continues.

A fresh national poll shows that in a hypothetical head-to-head 2024 Republican Primary, Donald Trump could struggle to get 50% against Ron DeSantis.

The Yahoo News/YouGov poll conducted from Sept. 2 through Sept. 6 shows former President Trump with 48% support among Republican voters and DeSantis with 34%, with 17% unsure of their choice.

Among registered voters, Trump again fails to get a clear majority, with 49% support against 37% for DeSantis. Though DeSantis trails, a failure by Trump to secure a majority could demonstrate a path to victory for a challenger in a one-on-one matchup.

Interestingly, independent voters who can vote in Republican Primaries in some states preferred DeSantis to Trump outright, with DeSantis drawing 42% support and Trump just 36%.

DeSantis also holds his own among voters from what the survey calls “purple” states — swing states, in other words. The Florida Governor and the former President tied, with each garnering 39% support.

A total of 547 Republican voters were surveyed for this poll, which emerged in the wake of Trump’s Save America PAC trumpeting polling that showed Trump making gains after the FBI seizure of classified documents and other materials he retained without authorization from Mar-a-Lago.

“ICYMI: ‘Mar-a-Lago raid gave Trump a 10-point boost over DeSantis with Republican primary voters, poll shows,'” read the email, linking to a Business Insider article spotlighting an Aug. 10 POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. That survey was conducted before it was revealed Trump took classified materials, a significant caveat omitted in the email tease.

The fresh polling offers the latest in an endless series of reminders that DeSantis is making inroads as a potential Trump alternative or threat.

Another poll conducted by Yahoo and YouGov between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 shows Trump getting just 49% in a 2024 head-to-head GOP Primary duel with DeSantis. DeSantis received 31% in the survey, with an additional 21% not sure whether they preferred the former President or the Florida Governor.

Polling conducted nationally between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 by Echelon Insights reveals that Trump would get just 46% support in a Primary against DeSantis and a field of other Republicans. The Florida Governor’s 25% support was good for a strong second place, well ahead of third-place Mike Pence, the former Trump Vice President who drew 13% backing.

DeSantis continues to publicly say he does not want to run for President, mocking what he called media “obsession” about a potential campaign in a recent press conference, and continuing to deflect when asked about 2024 “nonsense.”

“Everyone wants to talk about me in Florida,” DeSantis crowed in July. “Like, I’m just sitting here, little ol’ me, doing my job!”

Meanwhile, Trump seems to notice DeSantis’ encroachment on his turf, reported Rolling Stone recently, a “copyright infringement” that doesn’t blunt fears of a 2024 showdown between the former President and his apparently former protégé.

“According to three people who’ve spoken to the former president about the Florida governor last year and in more recent months, Trump has repeatedly ridiculed DeSantis for ripping off the ex-president’s style.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Eric

    September 8, 2022 at 8:14 am

    I live Florida and Donald Trump has my vote.

    • Elliott Offen

      September 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      Well that’s too bad he’s politically impotent and radioactive waste…and never coming back. Send him some money anyway!!!!

    • pipper

      September 9, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Over 70,000 Floridian die from Covit under DeSantas. DeSantas wife has cancer and is immunocompromised and he still kept his de-mask mandate.
      Reality Check time regarding Trump voters!
      GOOGLE: Data show Trump didn’t ‘build’ a great economy. He inherited it.
      GOOGLE: How the U.S. Economy in 2020 Just Lost -33% of its Value under trump’s leadership
      GOOGLE:The Great Depression in 1929 was Lost of -30% of its Value VS GOOGLE: The Subprime Mortgage in 2008 was Lost of -8% of its Value
      Google: The Fed Has Pumped $9 Trillion into Wall Street Over the Past Six Months, But Mnuchin Says “This Isn’t Like the Financial Crisis” (NOV 2019)

      : Milton Friedman – Only Government Creates Inflation “ IF YOU DUMP MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY INTO THE BANKS, YOU WILL HAVE INFLATION!”

      Ya, Trump is not just racist fascist, they have no clue how the economy works and if they do.they sure don’t care about the working class Americans. Proven yet again now!

  • Hope

    September 8, 2022 at 8:25 am

    I think the bigger story here should be the matchup between Fetterman and Dr Oz. Fetterman is unraveling mentally, physically, and his abysmal past record in public service.

    He was a previous mayor of a town that is now defunct and the the median income for that town is $14,000 and four bedroom two bath homes are selling for $4,000. Fetterman is done!

    • Joe Corsin

      September 8, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Nobody cares about these Trump clowns running for office. Just more snake oil. Don’t you have any GD sense? Gain control of yourself for Christ sakes!!!

      • Impeach Biden

        September 8, 2022 at 9:01 am

        Trump or DeSantis. Either one would be far better than the mumbling, fumbling, incompetent currently reading the teleprompter.

        • Joe Corsin

          September 8, 2022 at 9:37 am

          The man has a speech impediment but has been serving this nation his whole life…and here you are a fkin nobody making fun of people with impediments. Probably the guy who made fun of and beat up disabled people in highschool. I tell you what buddy if I ever got my hands on you I’d rip you around by the hair…kick your gd head like a football I would.

    • Don’t Look Up

      September 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      Christina Pushaw …. is that you?!?!

  • Elliott Offen

    September 8, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Donald Trump was a carpet bagger, snake oil salesmen, and confidence man. Duped and deluded many a southern sub-ape. Only used the office of the presidency to try and enrich himself. It was a Trump brand sales pitch gone wrong.. courtesy of stupid people actually voting for the SOB. Send him more money! He needs more!!!

    • Scott

      September 9, 2022 at 1:14 pm

      El-e-ut the id-d-ut.

  • Fat Cammack

    September 8, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Vote for me. I’ll send you a poster of myself with Donald Trump in our underwear, at a table made of gold, eating biscuits and gravy. Title will be, “The modern GOP.”

  • PeterH

    September 8, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Long time Trump associate faces money laundering charges.

    Stephen K. Bannon has been charged with money laundering, fraud and conspiracy in connection with the “We Build the Wall” fundraising scheme, for which he received a federal pardon during Donald Trump’s final days in the White House.
Bannon, 68, was convicted this summer of contempt of Congress and is awaiting sentencing in that matter. He surrendered to prosecutors in Manhattan Thursday morning on the charges outlined in a newly unsealed state indictment and is expected to appear in court in the afternoon.

  • Marc Rabinowitz

    September 8, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Desantis has given all Republican/Conservative leadership the blueprint on how to handle the Dem/Lib/Progressive/Woke nonsense. Now, all Republican/Conservative leadership pull up your dresses, grab ur cojones, and do it!

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