In a poll from Suffolk University/USA Today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken the lead over former president Donald Trump among Republican primary voters in Florida.
The poll found that “Trump’s support among Republican voters in Florida for another presidential bid has significantly eroded this year,” and that DeSantis now leads him by 8 percentage points – 48% to 40% in a hypothetical 2024 primary matchup.
This recent poll marks a 15-point swing from January when Trump led DeSantis in Florida 47% to 40%.
David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center spoke about the poll, saying, “This doesn’t necessarily mean DeSantis would lead in any other GOP primary state. But it is one data point suggesting a shift in preferences from GOP voters away from Trump and toward DeSantis from Republicans who know both potential combatants quite well.”