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Trump is 14 points ahead of the challengers

Former President Donald Trump has a 14-point lead over the main potential Republican challengers, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday.

The poll find Trump with a 14-point advantage, garnering 47% support in the potentially crowded GOP field.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) came in second with 33% support, and former Vice President Mike Pence came in third with 5% support.

Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, one of three to officially announce a presidential candidacy in the GOP, comes in fourth with 4% support, followed by Senator Ted Cruz and from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, garnering 2% support. each.

No other potential candidates listed received more than one percent support:

In a head-to-head matchup, Trump continues to lead DeSantis by ten percent — 52 percent to the governor’s 42 percent. The survey also found that Trump had a higher favorable rating than Republicans over DeSantis, 79% to 72%.

Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy described the current GOP field, saying, “Is Trump’s loud political resurrection adrift? Not the least. DeSantis seems to be treading water and the long list of “wants” and “coulds” barely stays afloat. »

The survey also found that 72% of Republican voters said Trump had had a positive impact on the party, and 79% “consider themselves supporters of the MAGA movement”, according to the survey.

The poll was conducted March 23-27, 2023 among 1,788 American adults and has a margin of error of +/- 2.3%.

The survey, carried out after Trump announced his suspected arrest at the hands of left-leaning Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg, also found that most, overall, believe the case is primarily politically motivated. – 62%. That includes 93% Republicans, 70% independents and 29% Democrats. This figure coincides with two other polls – a Rasmussen Reports Poll And Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group investigation who found the strongest feeling that the potential indictment wouldn’t hurt the former president, if it comes to it.

According to reportsthe Manhattan grand jury is expected to sit for a month, which means a possible indictment or arrest would not take place until at least the end of April.


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