Trump ahead of DeSantis, other GOP contenders by wide margin in top conservative state

 July 7, 2023

Former President Donald Trump holds a massive 49-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Tennessee.

Trump's margin is far beyond expectations and includes a whopping 61%of voters in the state.

The poll's impact

"These primary results reflect what we've seen in national polls for months, that a rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is the most likely scenario in 2024," Beacon spokesman Mark Cunningham said in a statement.

"It is interesting that Trump fares substantially better against Biden than Ron DeSantis does, and the change came almost exclusively from Republican voters who say they would vote for Trump as their nominee but would not vote at all if DeSantis were the nominee," he added.

Smaller than 2020

"While the poll has Trump winning the 2024 race in the Volunteer State, it shows him winning by a slightly smaller margin than he did in 2020," News-9 reported.

"The Beacon Center poll of 1,120 registered voters was conducted between June 14th and 22nd, and has a margin of error of 2.87 percent," it added.

Not even close

"DeSantis, his closest competitor, has just 12 percent support, while former Vice President Mike Pence sits within striking distance of DeSantis with eight percent," Breitbart News observed.

"Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Vivek Ramaswamy tie for fourth place with one percent each. Former Govs. Nikki Haley (R-SC), Chris Christie (R-NJ), and Asa Hutchinson (R-AR), as well as Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) and conservative radio host Larry Elder, did not secure a full percentage point of support," it added.

The poll results follow similar results in other GOP-leaning states that reflect voter attitudes still largely favoring the former president.

The battle may not be over, however, as the polls are early and both debates and Trump's investigations remain ahead before the upcoming primaries next year.

The current lead is clearly Trump's but only time will tell whether his numbers will stand going into 2024 when voters make their decision.

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