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Single digits separate DeSantis and Trump
for 2024, smallest national gap yet: Poll

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Posted By: Solid_Oak, 6/30/2022 10:51:37 AM

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has closed the gap significantly between himself and Donald Trump in a hypothetical matchup in 2024, bringing him within single digits of the former president. Among registered Republican voters, about 45% said they would vote for Trump compared to 36% who leaned toward DeSantis, according to the most recent YouGov/Yahoo News poll, a 9-point difference and the closest any challenger has ever gotten to the former president in a GOP primary poll. The most recent numbers tighten previous polls that showed DeSantis trailing by 16 points in February and 23 points the month before that.


This poll is being widely report, however, there is a problem. It doesn't point this out in the article, but the poll was funded by John Bolton's SuperPac. You remember John Bolton. He was on Trump's national security team for about 9 months in the beginning. Trump fired him because he always wanted to go to war. The poll may be accurate, but given Bolton's hatred of Trump, I have my doubts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 6/30/2022 10:57:42 AM (No. 1201767)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 6/30/2022 11:07:29 AM (No. 1201786)
Would it surprise anyone here that those who don’t want either DeSantis or Trump are behind all of this very early attempt to show Trump at a disadvantage? They know how impressionable many voters are. Just brainwash them enough with doubt-creating propaganda. I will stay with Trump. The election is 2+ years away. Much can happen.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 6/30/2022 11:10:03 AM (No. 1201794)
Bolton turned out to be a loathsome creature. But he got his poll a media headline...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy 6/30/2022 11:12:35 AM (No. 1201800)
W E The new NY Times...dems..stop trying to divide the republican party...we respect both Trump & DeSantis
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 6/30/2022 11:13:35 AM (No. 1201803)
Our establishment Bushie and Romneybot and Rovian friends hoping against hope to erode the Trump movement, ss it conflicts with their own cronycapitalist swamp agenda. Expect more as they have years of experience on this site with whisper campaigns against Palin, Trump and anyone else who challenges the status quo beltway big government mediocrity that is the national republican party.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kate318 6/30/2022 11:25:51 AM (No. 1201820)
Exactly, #5. All done with that reasonable, sanctimonious, “Who me? I’m just pointing out the facts to you Trump fans,” attitude. They slither like snakes everywhere, and people wonder how it was that Trump didn’t know he was surrounded by backstabbers. This country, and Washington DC in particular, is infested with them. And, they are Republican.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Citoyen 6/30/2022 11:26:28 AM (No. 1201822)
For justice to be restored Donald Trump should be elected in 2024. He was robbed in 2020. Sometimes justice is denied and the most important thing for Americans, even for the fools who voted for the corrupt and demented Biden, is to eject the Democrats from Congress and the White House. DeSantis is looking better all the time. Trump is still harping on the stolen election, which is of no interest to the majority of voters. It’s possible the Democrats, the media and never Trumpers have destroyed his chance for re-election. Certainly Trump, if he runs, will be the issue rather than the Democrat running in 2024. DeSantis in many ways is Trump without Trump’s flaws. DeSantis is the better communicator. He doesn’t react to media criticism personally. He follows through on policy proposals while Trump allows himself to get distracted. Remember Trump’s promise to address the anchor baby scam? A huge swath of voters detest Trump and will vote for his opponent no matter how incompetent and radical. Of course the Democrat Party and the media will demonize and slander DeSantis but he will not be under the multi-year millstone of hate tied around Trump’s neck. I’m leaning towards DeSantis.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/30/2022 11:32:42 AM (No. 1201837)
The Washington Examiner is trying to stir up dissention among Republicans.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mindsport 6/30/2022 11:33:45 AM (No. 1201840)
It will be either Trump or DeSantis. DeSantis only if Trump doesn't want it. The obvious reason for DeSantis is we really need a Republican president that can govern for 2 terms.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rama41 6/30/2022 11:38:14 AM (No. 1201854)
Much of the press will do anything to see Trump on the ticket. His absence has led to their failure. Trump fights with a bludgeon, which they enjoy. DeSantis, more agile, uses the rapier, which so far just frustrates them.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: sw penn 6/30/2022 11:38:28 AM (No. 1201855)
If Trump wins the nomination dem will immediately say, He can't run, he's already been elected twice... Just wait and see...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/30/2022 11:43:26 AM (No. 1201870)
Are they running against each other?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rich323 6/30/2022 11:45:07 AM (No. 1201875)
Looks like they would make a great team or a great President whatever goes down!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/30/2022 11:45:36 AM (No. 1201877)
Big Mike will be the opponent! Hope and Change redo!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/30/2022 12:04:14 PM (No. 1201895)
The WE puts out a daily anti-Trump narrative. The WE is a propagandist organization, not interested in the truth, only their agenda.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mizzmac 6/30/2022 12:09:01 PM (No. 1201904)
Great. Two strong candidates if both run. One or the other will have my vote, because the alternative is unthinkable. We're already circling the drain.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Daisymay 6/30/2022 12:52:08 PM (No. 1201947)
I think they can send out Poll after Poll. When it comes down to Election Day voting, I think Republicans will vote for whoever is Running with a R following their name. Nobody in their Right mind will Stay Home or Vote Democrat. Not after what Biden and his entire Administration have done to our Country! So, if it's Trump, I will vote for him, If it's DeSantis, I will vote for him and if it's Trump/DeSantis I will be the happiest person voting for them! I think they would knock it out of the Park, hit the floor Running and turn this country around in record time! DeSantis would work for our country, he wouldn't be a VP in name only like Kamala! Trump would be able to give DeSantis something important to do and he would know it would be done right! They think alike! They would be a GREAT TEAM!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: padiva 6/30/2022 1:03:44 PM (No. 1201960)
Hmm. It looks like the media is trying to get a fight started between PDT and DeSantis. PTD/ DeSantis 2024 DeSantis/ ? 2028 & 2032
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rinktum 6/30/2022 1:38:16 PM (No. 1201989)
#10, Just wait. They will bludgeon DeSantis just like they did Trump should Trump decide not to run. I think the two of them would be the dems worst nightmare. Trump win would right the wrong democrats did while, once again moving the country to the America First agenda with DeSantis being big part of the work that needs to be done in Washington. By 2027 DeSantis would be seasoned and ready to take the helm. These two would be an awesome team with them both working in tandem to get this country back off its knees onto its feet. It’s going to take them both to defeat the deep state and entrenched bureaucrats. Just don’t be fooled into thinking DeSantis won’t be pulled down in the mud. It’s the democrat way.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Luke21 6/30/2022 2:24:03 PM (No. 1202038)
I can gladly support either. DeSantis is our future. Trump remains the present.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: kdsils60 6/30/2022 5:13:04 PM (No. 1202243)
Folks... Trump cannot pick DeSantis for VP... they are both from the same state and it's not lawful for both to come from the same state - so, stop thinking they will be on the same ticket. Trump is going to run (he's itching to announce it) and when Trump announces, the wonderful next President in 2028 (Ron DeSantis) will not run out of gratitude for all Trump has done for him. Trump's choice... mark it down today... will be Kari Lake, the future governor of Arizona. Trump/Lake 2024... probably DeSantis (maybe Lake again) in 2028...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/1/2022 8:38:00 AM (No. 1202842)
I ignore the Washington Examiner.
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