Poll: Donald Trump leads Ron DeSantis by 33 points in North Carolina

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DeSantis musters just 22% support in the GOP Primary survey.

Tar Heel State Republicans are sticking with Donald Trump in a new poll.

A survey of 700 likely voters in the North Carolina Republican Presidential Primary shows the former President 33 points ahead of Ron DeSantis.

Trump is the choice of 55% of those surveyed between April 25 and April 29, with the Florida Governor taking 22% support.

Farther behind, former Vice President Mike Pence has 8% and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has 5%.

The polling from the John Locke Foundation, conducted by Civitas, shows some age splits.

“Trump saw the highest support among young Primary voters (18-34) and Primary voters above 65, capturing over 60% of voters in those age demographics. In contrast, less than half of voters aged 35-64 supported Trump,” according to the polling memo.

Other polling from North Carolina has been more favorable to DeSantis in the past.

A recent survey from Cygnal shows DeSantis is the only potential GOP nominee tested who tops Joe Biden in a hypothetical General Election next year.

The Florida Governor took 44% support against just 41% for the Democratic President, and it seems voters are fairly locked in even though DeSantis is weeks away from launching a formal campaign. 34% of those polled said they “definitely” wanted DeSantis, with 32% “definitely” supporting Biden.

The numbers are much worse for two other names tested. Neither former President Trump nor former Vice President Pence topped Biden in the poll.

DeSantis was up in a January Primary Poll of Tarheel State Republicans also.

The survey from Differentiators Data shows DeSantis as the choice of 47% of those Republican Primary voters polled, with Trump pulling 35% support. Other candidates were nonstarters.

A lot has happened nationally to help Trump and hurt DeSantis since January, however, and it’s clear those trends are in play in North Carolina like most everywhere else.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Brenda

    May 2, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    At this point Yrump is the lesser of the evils! Just praying a republican that believes as the old school Republicans did or what will happen is there will be a democrats pres. Right now Kenndy looks real good buy we will see.

  • Billy the Bamboozler

    May 2, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Run him again. Maybe this time he will lose by 16 million votes. And of course no matter what he will claim stolen election. Probably a few more Ashli Babbitts will result.

    • Liberal Lunatic

      May 3, 2023 at 7:02 am

      Yup the brain dead hiding in the closet Joe “hologram” Biden received more votes than Obama did. Obama generated excitement.. Biden put people to sleep. There was definitely voter harvesting going on in 2020.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 3, 2023 at 10:25 am

        As long as the population of votes keeps increasing, every election typically yields the highest number of votes ever cast for the winner. It’s nothing special. It’s a function of time and population. Now you want to change the subject from qualification and experience and instead talk about hiding like a widdle baby, Okay! How did Trump do at his White House Correspondent’s Dinners, Tro-eLL? Better or worse than Biden?

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 3, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Good morning America,
    More fake polls trumpeted by the desperate ” Please Let Geezer Joe Run Against Geezer Trump And Spank Trump Again Croud”.
    Truth is Desantis will spank Geezer Trump in the Republican primaries. Then dook 4 brains: the young sharp Desantis who needs no teleprompter will spank Geezer Biden.
    That, my dook 4 brains lefties is your future according to the Earl Pitts “Never Wrong” American latest polling. Read the truth and weep dook 4 brains lefties. We are taking America back from you incompetant fools.
    Thank you for crying as you read my true words of wisdom all the way to the end.
    Earl Pitts American

    • Earl Pitts American

      May 3, 2023 at 7:06 am

      Good morning again dook 4 brains lefties,
      I, Earl Pitts American, have something for you dook 4 brains lefties to look forward to.
      I, Earl Pitts American, have been in high level talks with Joe Biden”s official spokeswoman and found she is actually not a dook 4 brains like y’all are. No, in fact, she’s a very intelegent lady who just signed on for the impossable job of making your President look good.
      Ron and I, Earl Pitts American, have offered her the job of President Ron Desantis’ official spokeswoman. Once we take office, Ron as POTUS, Earl as Vice POTUS, the world will see just what an intelegent and wonderful lady she is in her function as spokeswoman for a normal non-dementia non-Geezer President.
      See I, Earl Pitts American, care about you dook 4 brains lefties happiness and am giving you some happy news so you all can have the best day ever!!!! Be sure to vote the “Desantis/Pitts Tickit in the final election. You dook 4 brains lefties likely dont know this but in the final election, when its Desantis vs Biden you can vote either R or D. So I am counting on your vote.
      ps: you dont have to tell your fellow dook 4 brains friends who you voted for. So thanks for your support and your happy happy day you will have due to the exciting information I, Earl Pitts American, just provided I, Earl Pitts American say to you – You Are Welcome.
      Remember in the finals Vote Desantis (again you dont have to tell your stupid friends who you voted for).
      You are welcome dook 4 brains lefties!!!
      Thank You America,
      Earl Pitts American

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 3, 2023 at 10:31 am

      Hey EPA! Only reason Ron Duh is still in is because he thinks Trump will be out due to the indictments yet to come, but the MAGA crowd and most GOPs have proven time and time again they do not care one bit about Trump’s criminalities. Trump could run his candidacy from his specially reserved bed bug cell in the Atlanta jail and he will still win the GOP primary. And you’re right, then he’ll lose to Biden… Again. I am pretty certain the USA is just done. Some of us had a good run for a while, but that came at the cost of others, and now with the crowd that had a good run being unwilling to accept reality, it’s done. The USA is just done.

      • Earl Pitts American

        May 3, 2023 at 5:05 pm

        Good afternoon Dont Say,
        Good knowing stuff, Dont Say, thats exactly what is going to happen.
        Four years under epic fail Geezer Biden has left America with Zero appitite for electing another Geezer. Nope no more Geezers will be tolareted in America’s White House. No matter if its Geezer Biden or Geezer Trump.
        Read my, Earl Pitts America’s lips, “No More Geezers”.
        That being said, we are left with the young, articulate, President Desantis.
        Thank you Dont Say,
        Earl Pitts American

    • richard

      May 4, 2023 at 12:09 am

      All Trump needs to do is run independent a DeSantis lose big lol

  • Dont Say FLA''s Tree Stooges

    May 3, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Ron DeSantis is definitely Moe.
    Trump gotta be Curly.
    And for Fake Shemp? Rich Atlanta Suburbanite construction heiress pretending as a MAGA, MTG.

  • richard

    May 4, 2023 at 12:10 am

    By the way Trump will destroy DeSantis lol

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