Donald Trump is losing support….
Ron DeSantis is gaining support……
And DeSantis seems to run better against Biden right now….
Former President Donald Trump began his presidential campaign with the bulk of the Republican electorate behind him, but with several other potential contenders considering their own push for the nomination, his grip will likely be put to the test ahead of the 2024 nominating contests. Morning Consult surveys are tracking the Republican primary electorate’s views of Trump and his potential rivals, as well as how he fares with the wider electorate — a key metric for a party looking to turn the tide on recent electoral disappointments….
Trump’s Lead Is Narrowing: Just over a year out from the Republican Party’s first presidential nominating contest, Trump remains the front-runner in a crowded field, backed by 45%. However, that figure is at its lowest point since Morning Consult’s daily tracking of a hypothetical large field began in December.
DeSantis Performs Slightly Better Against Biden: As President Joe Biden mulls a 2024 bid of his own, the latest survey of registered voters found he would lead Trump, 44% to 40%, while he would be tied against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 42% in a hypothetical contest.
Jan. 6 Report Hasn’t Worsened Buzz About Trump: The holiday-timed release of the final House committee report on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack threatened to spawn another damaging news cycle for Trump, but buzz about the former president has actually improved in recent weeks, though potential Republican primary voters are still more likely to heard something negative than positive about him….
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