(PartiallyPolitics.com) – A new Yahoo News/ YouGov poll has shown that former President Donald Trump’s popularity over his potential rivals for the 2024 Republican nomination has increased ahead of his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
According to the poll results, Trump pushed far ahead of Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who is widely considered to be the strongest challenger that Trump will need to face for the GOP nomination. The survey also found that in a head-to-head matchup, Trump is currently leading with 47 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents supporting him, while only 39 percent support DeSantis. Thirteen percent were uncertain who they would support while 1 percent stated they would not be voting.
The poll was conducted among 1,516 Americans from February 23 to 27.
In the previous Yahoo News/YouGov poll from February 2 to 6, DeSantis held a lead over Trump in a hypothetical matchup with 45 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents supporting DeSantis while only 41 percent supported the former President. Eleven percent of respondents stated they did not know who they would support, while 3 percent said that they would not be voting for either.
Trump is also holding the lead in a potential three-way matchup against DeSantis and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. In a three-way matchup, the former President has 43 percent of the support, DeSantis 31 percent, and Haley 8 percent. Seventeen percent of respondents stated they did not know who they would support, while 1 percent said they would not vote.
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