November 28, 2022 19:06 GMT
Enthusiasm For DeSantis Recedes Slightly After Midterm Wave
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A YouGov/Economist report has suggested that the initial wave of enthusiasm for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), which followed his strong performance at the US Midterm Elections, may have receded slightly.
- Former President Donald Trump is now slightly favoured by Republican voters to take the 2024 Presidential nomination.
- YouGov: “After announcing his 2024 candidacy last week, Donald Trump has gained in Republican assessment. This week, more Republicans say they want Trump to run in 2024 than did last week. A majority (56%) of Republicans now say he should run, up from 47% last week, just after the elections."
- YouGov: “Last week, in the wake of an easy re-election victory by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and many criticisms of Trump for his endorsement choices, DeSantis beat Trump as Republicans' preferred GOP nominee, 46% to 39%, in a hypothetical matchup of the two current favorites. This week, Trump has an edge of 3 percentage points over DeSantis among Republicans, 45% to 42%.”
Chart 1: 2024 Republican Presidential CandidateSource: Economist/YouGov