Donald Trump opens up biggest lead yet over Ron DeSantis in Morning Consult poll
Did Donald Trump's endorsement keep Ron DeSantis from dropping out of the Governor's race?

The former President now triples the Governor's vote share.

The latest Morning Consult poll of the 2024 Republican race for President is the most lopsided yet.

That means good news for Donald Trump, and bad news for Ron DeSantis and the rest of the potential and declared field of candidates.

The survey, conducted May 5-7, shows the former President with 60% support, 41 points ahead of the Florida Governor. Former Vice President Mike Pence and author Vivek Ramaswamy are tied for third place with 5% each.

“Three in 5 potential Republican Primary voters back Trump’s bid for the GOP nomination, giving him his largest lead yet over his current and potential rivals since Morning Consult began tracking the race in December. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who’s yet to launch his candidacy, is supported by 19% of the party’s prospective electorate, his lowest level of support since tracking began,” the polling memo reads.

Morning Consult surveyed 3,574 registered Republican voters, and the margin of error is +/- 2 percentage points.

The Morning Consult poll is potentially a slight outlier, as the average of polls bodes better for DeSantis. He only trails Trump there by 30 points, 53% to 23%.

The Race to the White House delegate count, which is based on national and state polling, shows Trump with 1,777 delegates against 609 for DeSantis if the field doesn’t consolidate. In a consolidated field, Trump leads 1,599 to 855. A total of 1,234 delegates are required to win.

Despite these trends, one recent survey suggests the race isn’t quite as lopsided as these metrics say.

Change Research asked 404 likely 2024 Republican Presidential Primary voters who they “approved” of in its most recent poll and it seems Florida’s Governor is close behind in that metric. The survey found 75% would vote for Trump on an approval voting ballot, while 67% would vote for DeSantis, with competition much farther back.

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


  • PeterH

    May 9, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Let’s investigate deeper! Twice impeached and indicted Trump AND DeSantis are two MAGA candidates vying for the same pool of discontent terrorist who followed Trump’s marching orders to seize power on January 6th. Ramaswamy self proclaims to be to the RIGHT of both Trump and DeSantis. It is doubtful that he will win the hearts and minds of the GQP’s Neo-Nazi and White Nationalist base. Next up on the 2024 Republican Clown Bus is Pence! Didn’t Trump’s MAGA crowd have a platform and noose set up on the Capitol front lawn on January 6th?

    Time is running short for Republicans to turn their party around.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Best possible outcome for us humans here on planet Earth is for Rhon DasPanties to be the GOP nominee while Defelonious Javina Trump runs Independent (from prison, even) and they both lose even worse than they’ll lose if only one of these fooz is on the ballot in Nov 2024

  • Ed Dot Com

    May 9, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Trump is openly a shameless opportunist and pig. DeSantis shills for such people. This is the only difference between the two.

  • Dumo

    May 11, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Trump DeSantis 2024? Or Trump Dave Chapelle? Or Trump Tyson 2024? I mean at this point who gives a fck right? Doesn’t matter anymore? We’ve had 51 spies lie about a real laptop to interfere in an election we have mules caught on tape who brought in ballots and scanned the same ballots over and over 4 biden and we have bidens creating fake shell companies to funnel millions to bidens and we have a fake war in Ukraine laundering American tax payer money so who gives a fk who the vp is just elect Trump 2024..trump is the only hope America has left.

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