In the event of aspiring to the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential elections, former President Donald Trump and the current governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, are almost tied in voting intentions, according to a survey by the University of Massachusetts.
The study reflects that in the event of a contest or second round between the two, DeSantis, who has not communicated his intention to enter the electoral race, surpasses Trump by two percentage points, who registers 49% support.
Where the former president, who has already announced that he will hold to return to the White House in 2024, fare better is when respondents are questioned by various Republican candidates, among whom, in addition to the two most visible figures in the party, Also included are former Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
In this scenario, Trump leads the table with 37% of voting intentions, three percentage points above DeSantis, who is second in preferences. Behind them, and far away, Pence appears with 7% support, while the rest do not even reach 3% in this study.
“If the race comes down to the two current favorites (Trump and DeSantis), the election is a statistical dead heat. In the coming year, if the election turns into a two-person race, Republican voters will have to make a difficult choice between two viable and popular candidates,” said Tatishe Nteta, a professor at this university and director of the poll.
The governor, who won re-election by a wide margin last November, is preferred among older, educated, and wealthy men registered as Republicans, according to this study conducted among a thousand people between January 5 and 9. , with a margin of error of +/- 3.55%.
“These are the people who are most likely to vote, make political contributions and participate in campaigns. If DeSantis can retain these voters, he will be in a pretty formidable position in the Republican Party primaries,” Professor Jesse Rhodes, co-director of the study, said in turn.
Source: El Nuevo Herald