New Poll Shows Trump’s Lead Has Widened

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In early November, a New York Times poll showed Donald Trump leading in toss up battleground states that are crucial to Joe Biden. Another poll released last week showed Trump still outperforming Biden.

And yet another poll shows that Trump’s lead has widened even further.

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He’s On a Roll

Fox News reports:

Former President Donald Trump keeps gaining ground in the Republican presidential nomination contest, as fewer than one third of GOP primary voters now back all his rivals combined, according to the latest Fox News survey.

Trump’s support stands at 69% in the primary race. That’s up 7 points since November and fully 26 points since February.

Ron DeSantis receives 12% support (down 1 point since November), Nikki Haley gets 9% (-1), Vivek Ramaswamy 5% (-2), Chris Christie 2% (-1), and Asa Hutchinson 1% (steady).  

When asked their second choice, the top picks among Trump supporters are DeSantis 50%, Ramaswamy 20%, and Haley 14%.  

In hypothetical general election matchups against President Joe Biden, Haley is ahead by 6 points, while Trump is up by 4 (neither advantage is statistically significant). DeSantis and Biden tie. As recently as August, Biden was narrowly ahead of all three of them.

The report added, “When third-party candidates are included, Trump’s edge over the president remains at 4 points, with Biden getting 37% to Trump’s 41%.  Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. gets 14%, Jill Stein 3%, and Cornel West 2%.  That’s mostly unchanged since last month.”

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Trump’s Popularity Shows No Signs of Stopping

Some believe that Democrats will fall into freak out mode if Trump’s poll numbers continue to perform so well. Many seem to be pinning their hopes on the former president’s multiple indictments leading to legal trouble that could prevent Trump from going to the White House.

Time will tell on that front, but one thing time has already told us is that if Democrats thought that trying to lock up their presidential opponent was a good campaign strategy – it isn’t working.

Because the only result so far is Trump continues to grow in popularity with every new poll.

Trump Celebrates

During a campaign stop in Coralville, Iowa last week, Trump celebrated the success of his recent polling numbers while also criticizing his fellow Republican candidates.

“We are leading by a lot, but you have to go out and vote,” Trump said, according to the Iowa Capital Dispatch. “Sometimes when you’re leading by a lot, everyone says, ‘Oh, why should I go and vote?’ The margin of victory is so important — and frankly, bad things are going to be happening if you don’t.”

Trump went on to dismiss rumors of a “Haley surge,” claiming that the only person that she is “surging” against is DeSantis.

“They’re talking about the Haley surge, where she goes up 2 points, I go up, I think 10 points — under 10 points,” Trump said. “They (should) say, ‘That’s a Trump surge,’ but they don’t want to say that. … These are the most dishonest people ever in our country.”

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