Former President Donald Trump has responded after poll results released on Wednesday indicated that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is polling ahead of him in the state of New Hampshire.
The survey released by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center showed 39% of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire would support DeSantis, compared to 37% backing Trump.
The online survey was conducted among 944 adults in New Hampshire between June 16-20.
President: 2024 Republican Primary (NH)
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 22, 2022
DeSantis has not announced a run for president, repeatedly insisting he’s just focused on being reelected as governor. However, he has consistently polled as the next preferred candidate, aside from Trump, in a potential 2024 presidential race.
However, in the New Hampshire poll, DeSantis is now leading Trump – a huge swing from the same poll in July of last year, where Trump had 47% support and DeSantis had 19%.
University of New Hampshire poll on 2024: “Likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters are split between DeSantis and Trump, with 39% preferring the Florida governor and 37% supporting the former president.”https://t.co/9WYuMbsrbF pic.twitter.com/mlAO3iYux9
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 22, 2022
Wednesday evening, Trump shared the results of a poll by Zogby Analytics, which was an online survey taken by 408 likely GOP primary voters, from May 23-24.
In that poll, Trump is leading with 54%, compared to DeSantis at 12%.
Trump did not release any statement in posting the poll.
— The Zogby Poll (@TheZogbyPoll) June 22, 2022
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