Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump split Utah 2024 polls

Variance continues in the Beehive State.

There’s good news for both Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump in recently released Utah polling.

The former President is ahead in one survey, while another finds the Florida Governor out in front. Both polls were conducted before the former President’s indictment and arrest.

In the Utah Public Opinion Pulse survey from OH Predictive, Trump not only holds a commanding lead, but has expanded it over time.

In the Q2 survey in the field from March 14 to March 23, 41% of the 306 respondents say they back Trump, while 23% say they prefer DeSantis. An additional 10% say they support former Vice President Mike Pence, and 5% of the respondents like former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley best.

Trump’s position compared to DeSantis has improved compared to the previous edition of this poll. In a poll conducted from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4, Trump’s advantage over DeSantis was 42% to 29%.

Another freshly released March survey goes DeSantis’ way, however, a positive sign ahead of his scheduled speech at the Utah Republican Convention April 22.

In the Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, 21% of the 801 likely voters responding say they back DeSantis, with Trump drawing 16% support. Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is a competitive third place in this hypothetical, commanding 12% support, with all other possibilities farther back still.

Among the Republican respondents, 31% say they will back DeSantis, with 23% saying they back Trump.

That poll from Dan Jones and Associates was in the field March 14-22, with a margin of error of +/- 3.46 percentage points.

A November survey from the same outfit went DeSantis’ way also. Of Republicans who intended to vote in the 2024 Primary (75% of the 802 total polled), 29% said they would vote for DeSantis, 19% for Trump, and 12% for Cheney.

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


  • Billy the Bamboozler McFraud Dog

    April 7, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Trump will run third party and split the vote if he doesn’t get the nomination. Either way, ensures a blue victory. Orange Hitler and Mini Hitler are both gifts to the Dems. Thank you stupid conservatives.

  • Christopher S Davis

    April 7, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Trump might fulfill his “I will be right there with you” promise to some of his J6 crew: The prisoners.

  • Corruption in Florida

    April 7, 2023 at 9:34 am

    The fact is, unless we want another dictator in the running this country. Florida is really hurting right now because of DeSantis is anti-freedom, policies and doctrine. He’s extremely dangerous and even though he’s a puppet of sorts he’s just really a horrible individual.

    And honestly who wants a president that eats pudding with their fingers.

    • DeSantis 2024

      April 7, 2023 at 11:49 am

      Florida is hurting? People are flocking to this state. If you own a home here look at the appreciation. If you don’t like it here then by all means move to Kalifornia. Newsom needs some more tax base to pay for this reparations. Remember Kalifornia was not a slave state. Just another group of Democrats looking for a handout.

      • JD

        April 7, 2023 at 11:54 am

        That “flocking” has started to reverse after Ian, the skyrocketing rents and housing prices.

        And a large contingent of those remote workers that helped drive the rents and housing prices are being made to come back to the office – and guess what – that office isn’t in Florida – it’s in Kalifornia.

        And the “If you don’t like it, leave” argument has worn thin. People are going to fight the shameful FLGOP. You all might want to leave. I hear Tennesse’s state legislature might be more people’s speed that back MoRon DeSantis in 2024

        • DeSantis 2024

          April 7, 2023 at 4:27 pm

          Hey JD the population of Florida continues to grow. No one is leaving unlike the people and corporations fleeing Kalifornia. They just lost a congressional seat. First time in its history. You might want to take a look at Illinois, Oregon, and maybe New Jersey. They are full of your kind of people. Oh and please take that hysterical lunatic Nikki Fried with you.😜

          • Ocean Joe

            April 8, 2023 at 6:49 am

            India is growing, too. Regardless of the red/blue stuff, you guys who think cramming more people into Florida somehow makes it better or proves anything are wrong.
            The quality of life may be good in the Villages, at least until the sink holes start showing up.
            We need to protect our natural resources, the freshwater aquifer, but your pals abolished the DCA and handed the state over to developers. Typical smash and grab mentality. Make the money, screw the consequences for your grandchildren. Worry about what children read in school but not about the boiling planet you leave them.

          • Billy the Bamboozler McBuzzard

            April 8, 2023 at 1:12 pm

            Prices, real estate and other, will be just like where they left if people come here in droves. That’s not a good thing you moron. Only good for claiming some cheesy political/economic victory while ignoring the costs. Human flight is not good. Florida isn’t its own country. You people are sick maniacs.

      • David Pakman

        April 8, 2023 at 1:15 pm

        GTFOH you far right troll. Only on the internet you azzhole.👉🍩

        • Duck Biden

          April 9, 2023 at 7:09 pm

          Says the wacko lefty. I loved the comment on another thread here that Biden is nothing more than a hologram. So true. And look at the mess going on around the world now as every bad guy leader zeroes in on the “incompetent” hologram.

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