A new poll has found that former President Donald Trump is on track to win the Republican primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. The poll, conducted by CBS News, found that Trump has a significant lead over his potential Republican rivals in all three states.
In Iowa, Trump has the support of 50% of Republican primary voters, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 20% and former Vice President Mike Pence with 10%.
In New Hampshire, Trump has the support of 45% of Republican primary voters, followed by DeSantis with 15% and Pence with 10%. In South Carolina, Trump has the support of 55% of Republican primary voters, followed by DeSantis with 15% and Pence with 10%.
Trump appears to be the 2024 Republican frontrunner, according to the survey. Note that the poll was taken before the Republican National Committee revealed the 2024 primary rules. The poll excluded former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, among other Republican candidates.
The poll’s results don’t indicate whether Trump will win the Republican nominee in 2024. The Republican primary field may be crowded, and a candidate other than Trump may lead. However, the poll suggests Trump is the current frontrunner.
Trump is controversial, thus his candidacy may alienate independent and moderate voters. If Trump is the Republican nominee in 2024, Democrats may benefit in the general election.