In the latest survey conducted by Emerson College, Former President Donald Trump has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the GOP primaries, giving him even more reasons to smile.
With a staggering 47-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Trump’s popularity is at an all-time high. The survey reveals that Trump has garnered an impressive 59 percent support, a notable increase of 9 points since August.
DeSantis, on the other hand, received 12 percent support, making him the only other Republican candidate to reach double digits.
Following Trump and DeSantis in the poll rankings are businessman Vivek Ramaswamy at 7 percent, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 5 percent, former Vice President Mike Pence at 5 percent, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at 3 percent, and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina at 2 percent.
An additional 5 percent of respondents remained undecided. Notably, the survey found that 63 percent of Republican primary voters express unwavering commitment to their chosen candidate, while 36 percent acknowledge the possibility of changing their preference.
The survey also explores a potential rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden for the 2020 election, revealing that the two candidates are currently tied at 45 percent each among likely voters.
Similarly, a recent YouGov/Yahoo News poll among registered voters also reports a tie of 44 percent between Biden and Trump, with 7 percent undecided and 4 percent not intending to vote.
This suggests a decline in support for Biden and an incremental increase in Trump’s backing, notwithstanding the ongoing controversy surrounding four criminal indictments, as reported by The Hill.
While Biden enjoyed a slight lead of 47 percent to Trump’s 41 percent in the previous survey conducted last month, the tides seem to be shifting as concerns regarding Biden’s age become more prevalent. Additionally, as House Republicans gear up for an impeachment investigation, the President must overcome multiple hurdles leading up to the 2024 elections.
The survey findings indicate that 77 percent of Americans consider Biden’s age to be either a minor or a significant concern, while 64 percent share this sentiment about Trump. Furthermore, a mere 27 percent believe Biden is qualified for another term in office.
The poll further reveals that Biden’s approval rating currently stands at 38 percent, slightly higher than the all-time low of 35 percent observed in August 2022. Despite positive economic indicators, Biden’s handling of the situation receives approval from only 34 percent of Americans.
Meanwhile, although Trump faces a slew of legal problems, his substantial support among the American electorate remains unwavering. In fact, pollsters argue that the extent of Trump’s support considering the challenges he confronts is truly unparalleled.
The Daily Caller recently highlighted the uniqueness of the current Republican primary cycle, wherein a former president dominates the race, holding a significant advantage in the polls, all while contending with competition from his previous vice president.
Trump’s commanding lead has left other GOP contenders disheartened, according to experts in polling. This unparalleled circumstance is compounded by the weight of two federal indictments hanging over Trump.