POLL: DeSantis Beats Trump in Hypothetical 2024 Matchup

WASHINGTON– Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has beaten former President Trump in a hypothetical 2024 match-up for the GOP presidential nomination.  

In a nationwide poll conducted by Yahoo News, DeSantis defeated Trump by a 5-point margin with 47 percent of registered voters saying they would support DeSantis compared to 42 percent who said they would again back Trump.

The latest results, taken in the first few days of December, are a polar opposite from a mid-October poll which found Trump ahead by 9 percentage points, with 45 percent to DeSantis’s 36 percent. 

In October, 49 percent of Republican voters said they wanted Trump as the nominee over “someone else,” but that number dropped to 41 percent in December.

Conducted from Dec. 1 to 5, the poll surveyed 1,653 U.S. adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.