Trump has a 13-point lead, nearly double DeSantis’s 17%.
Yet another single-state survey shows that Gov. Ron DeSantis with ground to make up, should he run for president in 2024.
A survey from Remington researchcovered by Topeka Capital Journalshows the Florida governor a distant second in a Kansas poll, bleeding support for more than just the former president Donald Trump but to the potential favorite son candidate Mike Pompeo.
Trump garnered 30% support, nearly doubling DeSantis’ 17%. As many as 19% of voters were undecided. The poll showed a three-way tie for third, with Pompeo, a former UN envoy Nikki Haleyand former vice president Mike Pence all with 9% support.
Of the three third-place finishers, only Haley is officially in the race. Pompeo and Pence are still considering a formal run, as is DeSantis.
Head-to-head polls also skewed toward Trump in Kansas, with Pompeo outscoring DeSantis against the former president. Trump led Pompeo 39% to 36% and DeSantis 41% to 33%.
National polls have shown Trump well ahead of a crowded field in most cases, with occasional polls showing DeSantis prevailing in a head-to-head matchup with the former president. The more granular and recent statewide poll reflects a broader field, which does not appear to be to DeSantis’s advantage, with a strategy seemingly based on being Trump’s alternative should he run.
The Kansas survey is the second recent survey to find DeSantis in trouble when prospective home state candidates are considered in single-state polls.
A Neighborhood research and media Poll of South Carolina Republicans conducted earlier this month after it was clear Haley was in the running showed the former president with a double-digit lead.
DeSantis’ 22% was closer to Haley’s 16.4% than Trump’s 35%, an indication that DeSantis and Haley are splitting the anti-Trump electoral college. US Sen Tim Scott and former Vice President Pence each had less than 2% support, with 24% of 300 likely Republican voters polled undecided.
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