Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.
The first Times/Siena poll out for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination shows Trump far and away in the top spot. President Donald Trump, who seeks a second term in office after leaving the presidency in 2021, holds 54 percent, while his closest competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, is at 17 percent. Trump leads him by 37 percent.
The poll also asked national voters about a hypothetical match-up between just Trump and DeSantis and found that voters preferred Trump 62 percent to 31 percent—by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. Both men hold strong approval ratings, however, with Trump at 76 percent and DeSantis at 66 percent. The poll found that while people like DeSantis, they love Trump.
The rest of the field, comprised of former VP under Trump Mike Pence, Senator Tim Scott, former North Carolina Governor and Bush-era neo-con Nikki Hayley, businessman and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, are all polling at 3 percent or below.
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