Former President Donald Trump has a 26-point lead in the hypothetical 2024 Republican presidential primary, according to a Harvard Harris poll in March.
investigation Asked Republican respondents were asked, “If the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential election were held today, who would you vote for?”
Trump has 50% of the vote, up 4 percentage points from the last poll. No other potential challenger could come close, as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in second with his 24% endorsement.
Former Vice President Mike Pence comes in third with 7% approval, followed by former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (5%), Senator Ted Cruz (2%), Senator Tim Scott (2%), and former followed by the UN Secretary-General. State’s Mike Pompeo (1%), Sen. Marco Rubio (1%), and his anti-awakening businessman Vivek Ramaswamy (0%).
Another 2% said “someone else” and 6% remained unknown.
2024 National Republican Primary Election
• Trump — 50%
• DeSantis — 24%
• Pence — 7%
• Haley — 5%
• T. Scott — 2%
• Pompeo — 1%
• Rubio — 1%
• Trump — 56%
• DeSantis — 44%
— Interactive Polls (@IAPolls2022) March 24, 2023
When asked who he’d endorse in the Trump-free primary, DeSantis has a sizable lead with 45%. Pence is 32 points behind with 13% approval rating, and Haley is third with 5% approval rating. In that scenario, 14% remain unsure who to support.
The survey also asked respondents who they would support in a scenario with Trump and DeSantis. In head-to-head, Trump leads her by 12 points (56%) against her 44% endorsement of the governor of Florida. Trump also beat Haley in head-to-head, putting her ahead of her by 40 percent, or 70 percent, to her 30 percent of his challengers.
Additionally, the poll found that most Republicans and independent respondents (57%) predict Trump will win the primary. Meanwhile, 41% of those who predicted he would lose believe his DeSantis, who has yet to announce his run for president, would win the Republican nomination.
In particular, the survey shows that both Trump and DeSantis beat Biden in head-to-head by 4 and 3 points respectively.
The poll, which will be conducted on March 22-23, 2023, among 2,905 registered voters, will highlight left-leaning prosecutor Alvin Bragg, who has been particularly awake as Trump’s support continues to rise in recent polls. It was made following the news of the impending indictment at the hands of However, future polls should soon reveal how the public feels about DeSantis, who has languished in recent polls, and his reaction to the rumored arrest.
“We are not involved in this [and] I will not be involved in this,” he said on Monday, angering some conservatives. “I’m not interested in getting involved in some sort of fabricated circus by some Soros DA, am I?”