President Donald J. Trump looks at diagrams and photos during his meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official Photo by Shealah Craighead)
The DeSantis-Trump battle was always one with much speculation, but it appears to be becoming even more real as DeSantis closes in on becoming the overall favorite to be the Republican nominee in 2024.
The Washington Times reports that DeSantis is beating Trump in New Hampshire, who cements him as a contender and moves him closer to becoming the contender.
New polls suggest voters are increasingly favoring Mr. DeSantis in the party’s presidential primary, and a key survey released Wednesday in New Hampshire, one of the nation’s earliest voting states, shows Mr. DeSantis leading in a hypothetical Republican primary matchup.
A Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found Mr. DeSantis leading Mr. Trump, 39% to 37% among likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters. The results are considered a statistical tie between the two potential candidates but the survey found Mr. Trump’s popularity in the Granite State has been declining, while support for Mr. DeSantis has more than doubled in the state since October.
Democrats are actively trying to replace President Biden, perhaps before his term is even up, but DeSantis fares better against Biden than Trump does in the poll.
DeSantis has become a household name across the nation and the pandemic and his response to it have made that a reality.
He continuously goes against national standards, choosing to follow the actual science, and since Biden has taken office has publicly sparred with the president, something that has made the national media take notice… and freak out.
DeSantis appears to be here to stay in the conversation of 2020.