Poll: Republicans Still Want Trumpism—But Not Trump

December 13, 2022

A national poll released Tuesday of found GOP and GOP-leaning voters are still very much in favor of the policies of Trumpism—but they’re cooling off on former President Trump, himself.

USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll found only 31% of these voters want Trump to run for reelection in 2024, compared to 61% who said they prefer a different candidate. 

As for who that candidate should be, the Republican voters are already narrowing in on a name: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The poll found they prefer him to run versus Trump 56% to 33%. 

Among all voters, Trump has fallen further behind President Biden in a hypothetical general election as well, with Biden over Trump 47% to 40%. 

By contrast, the current President appears to be in trouble against the Governor from Florida–at least at the moment. DeSantis beats Biden among all voters 47% to 43% in a hypothetical match-up, according to this poll. 

Trump declared his third run for the White House on Tuesday, November 15, exactly one week after a disappointing showing by Republicans in the midterm election.

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