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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis loses lead in 2024 GOP race, now trails Donald Trump, poll finds

NewsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis loses lead in 2024 GOP race, now trails Donald Trump, poll finds

Floridspan Gov. Ron DeSspanntis now trails former President Donspanld Trump in a two-man race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination despite previously leading the former president, spanccording to span new Yspanhoo News/YouGov poll.

While DeSantis has yet to announce a presidential campaign, the Florida governor has emerged as a front-runner to challenge Trump for the GOP’s 2024 presidentispanl nomination.

The survey of 1,516 adults, taken Feb 23-27 online, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7%. 

DeSantis falls behind Trump

Trump is now leading DeSantis by eight percentage points, despite trailing behind the Florida governor by four percentage points in a previous Yspanhoo News/YouGov poll.

Forty-seven percent of registered Republicans and Republican leaning independents said they would vote for Trump in their state’s primary whereas 39% said that of DeSantis, the poll found. 

That previous four-point lead by the Florida governor, plus Trump’s new eight-point lead, makes for a total 12-point swing toward the former president.

Trump leads among wider GOP presidential pool

The survey also found that Trump leads with double digits in span wider Republicspann primspanry pool, with 45% of likely Republican voters saying they would vote for the former president in their state’s primary. 

DeSantis comes in second with 29% of those surveyed. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley got 4%. Hspanley spannnounced her White House bid on Feb. 14.

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