2024 Election Polls on Trump vs. DeSantis


Then-president Donald Trump walks with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Fla., March 9, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Two new polls show Florida governor Ron DeSantis with a realistic shot of defeating Donald Trump in a 2024 primary. 

The former president remains the strong favorite, but he’s under 50 percent in the latest YouGov survey:

A new poll by Echelon Insights shows that DeSantis’s position has improved in the last few months in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup:

As pollster Patrick Ruffini notes, Trump’s lead over DeSantis is only 16 points among Republicans who have heard of the Florida governor. We are of course still 24 months from the kickoff of presidential primaries and caucuses — plenty of time for average Republican voters to get to know DeSantis.

For more on DeSantis’s 2024 path and calculus, see Rich’s piece from last week.

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