A few weeks remain before the crucial Iowa caucuses, and President Donald Trump is still astonishingly leading the Republican primary.
The president is leading in the primary polls, according to the most recent data from Morning Consult this week, which shows that he has gained two more points since their last survey on November 7. Their most recent data, which showed Trump leading by 50 points, came from a countrywide survey of GOP primary participants.
With 14% of the vote, Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, came in second. With 9% of the vote, former governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley followed behind, while businessman Vivek Ramaswamy received 6%.
Not a single other Republican contender received more than two percent of the vote.
As of right now, Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, and former Vice President Mike Pence have withdrawn from the Republican presidential primary.
Given how much his polling ratings are declining in the wake of the Iowa caucuses, it is uncertain how long Governor DeSantis will continue to conduct his campaign. According to FiveThirtyEight’s estimate, Trump has 45.6 percent of the vote in the Hawkeye State compared to the governor of Florida’s 17.1 percent.
Predictably, voters in Gov. DeSantis’ home state of Florida have thrown their support behind 45th President Trump with a resounding 60 percent of the vote, according to statistics from the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of Northern Florida.
Given how quickly DeSantis is losing the primary, it is likely that Trump will easily win the Republican primary in 2024. At that time, the issue will be whether his campaign has enough traction to defeat Joe Biden in the polls once again.
The 45th president seems to have enough momentum, as shown by a new mainstream survey from The New York Times that shows him winning in five of the six crucial swing states before the general election in 2024. According to their research, Trump has a good chance of winning more than 300 electoral votes in November of next year in order to retake the presidency.