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With President Donald J. Trump announcing his plans to seek the 2024 GOP nomination, Rasmussen Reports conducted a national phone and online survey. According to the results, just 32 percent of likely voters believe Trump should seek the presidency in 2024. Sixty percent said he should not.

Forty-seven percent of voters still have a favorable view of Trump, including 27 percent who have a very favorable view. Fifty-two percent view him unfavorably, including 41 percent who said very unfavorably.

When compared with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the favorability numbers favor the Sunshine State’s executive. Fifty-four percent of likely voters said they have a favorable impression of DeSantis, including 37 percent who said they have a very favorable opinion. Thirty-seven percent view him unfavorably, including 24 percent who view him very unfavorably.

Thirty-seven percent of likely voters said DeSantis should run for President in 2024. Thirty-eight percent said he should not.

Despite the hesitancy, the same voters believe the GOP is still Trump’s party. Seventy-two percent said they agree with the statement “The Republican Party is still the party of Donald Trump and the MAGA movement.” Only 23 percent disagreed.

Among Republicans, 49 percent said Trump should run again, but 39 percent said he should not. Fifty-three percent of Republicans think DeSantis should run while 25 percent said he should not.

Among unaffiliated voters, DeSantis has a 55 percent favorability. Trump is 10 points behind at 45.

DeSantis has a 24 percent favorability with black voters, while Trump is at just 12 percent. Women also view DeSantis favorably at 48 percent, three points higher than Trump.

TIS thoughts: To be honest, DeSantis hasn’t been put through the ringer like Trump has. There is a good chance when put under the microscope and given the mainstream media treatment, DeSantis’ numbers end up right where Trump’s are. While there is an advantage for DeSantis right now, we wouldn’t be shocked to see it whittled down if given the same treatment from the media Trump received. 


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