Most Republicans continue to support former President Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s frontrunner in the 2024 presidential election, a University of Massachusetts Amherst released Friday found.
The survey asked Republican respondents to rank their top three choices for individuals to run as the GOP’s candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
Most, 55 percent, chose Trump as their first choice. That figure is unchanged from the 55 percent who said the same five months ago in December 2021.
Another 20 percent chose Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as their first choice, with no other candidate coming close.
Despite Trump’s firm grip on first, DeSantis remains the top second choice among Republicans, as 34 percent chose him in that category. That represents a three percent drop from the 37 percent who chose him as their second place candidate in December 2021.
Another 25 percent chose Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as their third choice in the lineup, behind Trump and DeSantis.
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