Trump's Lead Narrows As DeSantis Makes Gains: Breaking Down The Current Gap And What's Next
The number of candidates vying for the 2024 GOP nomination in the 2024 election has increased, with one of Donald Trumps main rivals officially throwing his hat in the ring. Heres the impact Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' formal announcement has had on a crucial poll.
What Happened: Rumored for months, DeSantis officially announced his campaign for the 2024 presidential election, setting up a matchup against his former ally Trump.
With DeSantis running for president, polls could get more accurate, with survey respondentsnow knowing who is officially in the race.
A poll from Morning Consult conducted in the days after DeSantis announcement (May 26 to May 28) saw a narrowing of the 43-point gap that Trump had in mid-May.
Trump has 56% of support in the latest poll, with DeSantis ranking second at 22%. Following the two leading candidates are Mike Pence at 5%, Nikki Haley at 4%, and Vivek Ramaswamy at 4%.