A McLaughlin survey shows that Donald Trump defeated Ron DeSantis by a staggering 54% to 27% margin to win the Republican primary. The margin of error for the survey, which was performed among 400 potential Republican voters, is plus or minus 4.9%.
DeSantis suffered a significant blow as a result of Trump’s win since he was thought to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has gained support in recent months due to his conservative policies and his high-profile response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Trump appears to still have a tight hold on the Republican base, based on his high showing in the McLaughlin survey.
The Republican Party has severe splits, which are further evidenced by Trump’s triumph. Though Trump’s high showing in the survey indicates that he is still a major influence in the party, many Republicans had hoped that the party would move on from him.
It’s too soon to predict how Trump’s win will affect the 2024 presidential contest. He obviously still has a lot of power inside the Republican Party, though.
A major turning point in the contest for the Republican nomination is Trump’s win in the McLaughlin survey. It demonstrates that even after losing the 2020 election and being out of office for more than a year, he still enjoys a sizable base of support among Republican voters.
Although DeSantis’s campaign has suffered a blow due to the survey, it is not necessarily doomed. He is still the favorite to win the nomination and is still well-liked by Republicans. But Trump’s win demonstrates that DeSantis is not unbeatable and that, should he choose to enter the presidential race, Trump would be a formidable opponent.
With several contenders fighting for the nomination, the Republican primary in 2024 is expected to be fierce. Trump’s win in the McLaughlin survey indicates that he remains a powerful figure in the party and that defeating him will be challenging.