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Trump has 23-point lead over DeSantis in first test of GOP caucus field: poll

By Yaron Steinbuch
August 21, 2023

Former President Donald Trump holds an overwhelming lead of more than 2-to-1 over his nearest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in the 2024 presidential race among likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers, according to a new poll.

Trump is the first choice of 42% of the likely caucusgoers out of 14 GOP candidates, while 19% picked DeSantis with about five months to Caucus Day, the first 2024 NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll found.

They’re followed by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, at 9%; former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence, both at 6%; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 5%; and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy at 4%.

But the poll results also show DeSantis has a lane in Iowa, where his total “footprint” is 2 percentage points behind Trump: 61% to 63%, the Des Moines Register pointed out.

The footprint is measured by adding together those who say a candidate is their first choice, those who say the candidate is their second choice and those who are actively considering supporting the candidate.

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Weird Tolkienish Figure:
Still not a majority, a majority wants someone other than Trump.

But the noise machine tells me Ramaswamy has soared to second...

"Why aren't I 50 points ahead?"


--- Quote from: Right_in_Virginia on August 21, 2023, 07:26:41 pm ---"Why aren't I 50 points ahead?"

--- End quote ---

I saw a video with that. Made me chuckle.


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