Former President Donald Trump is leading every potential Republican challenger not only in a group hypothetical, but head to head, a recent survey from Yahoo News/YouGov found.
The survey not only showed Trump leading a group of Republican challengers — including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott, anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson — by 28 points, but also leading them head-to-head.
Trump leads DeSantis by 24 points in a head-to-head matchup, 55 percent to 31 percent among Republican voters.
Trump’s lead expands even more when facing Scott, who jumped into the presidential race in May. He leads with 69 percent of the vote to Scott’s 18 percent — a difference of 51 percent.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is expected to launch a presidential bid in Iowa next week, falls far behind Trump in a direct challenge, garnering just 16 percent to Trump’s 73 percent support.
Haley does not fare much better, garnering 18 percent to Trump’s 70 percent support among Republicans.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who like Pence is rumored to announce a presidential bid next week, comes 67 points behind Trump, seeing just ten percent to Trump’s 77 percent support.
The survey also examined Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s chance against Trump in a head-on matchup and found Trump leading the governor by 62 points:
2024 National Republican Primary, Head-2-Head:
Trump 77% (+67)
Trump 72% (+62)
Trump 73% (+57)
Trump 70% (+52)
Trump 69% (+51)
T. Scott 18%
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) June 2, 2023
Notably, no candidate came remotely close to the former president in the group survey, as DeSantis fell 28 points behind Trump’s 53 percent support with 25 percent backing. Others saw three percent support or less.
The survey was taken May 25-30, 2023, among 1,520 U.S. adults. It comes ahead of two other potential candidates joining the race next week. After mounting speculation, Pence is expected to announce he is running for president at a rally-style event in Des Moines, Iowa, next Wednesday, Breitbart News learned.
Christie is also expected to announce his presidential bid next Tuesday in New Hampshire, per reports.
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