A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis remains behind President Donald J. Trump by double digits among Republican voters in a hypothetical 2024 matchup.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters have a favorable impression of DeSantis while 41 percent view him unfavorably. More voters believe he should not run for President (42 percent) than believe he should (35 percent).
However, 48 percent of Republican voters want him to run and just 31 percent said he should not.
If the choice for the GOP nominee were between DeSantis and Trump, DeSantis would hold a 30-26 edge over Trump among all voters. However, Trump receives 45 percent from Republican voters and DeSantis gets 32 percent.
Among unaffiliated voters, DeSantis receives 30 percent and Trump gets 24 percent. Among self-identified conservatives, DeSantis gets 41 percent while Trump receives 37 percent.