According to recent polls, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is polling below 20% in a hypothetical 2024 Republican primary field.
This drop is believed to have resulted after former President Donald Trump’s approval ratings surged following the news of his indictment by a New York grand jury last week.
In the most recent Reuters survey, it was discovered that the level of support for former President Donald Trump had risen to 48%, up from 44% in the previous month’s poll. On the other hand, Governor Ron DeSantis’ level of support dropped from 30% in March to 19% following Trump’s indictment.
Between March 31 and April 3, Reuters conducted a survey of 706 American adults. The survey took place shortly after a New York grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump focuses on his alleged involvement in the payment of $130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Despite not announcing a presidential campaign yet, Governor Ron DeSantis has consistently polled in second place behind Donald Trump.
Most of the respondents in the survey believe that the charges against Trump are “politically motivated.”
The survey has a credibility interval of ±2.7 percent.
A few days after Yahoo News released its poll, Reuters also released its survey results. Yahoo News poll showed that Trump had a 26-point lead over DeSantis in the aftermath of his indictment.