The first state to vote in the 2024 Republican presidential primary has a clear and indisputable front-runner.
Former President Donald Trump leads in a Thursday poll of Iowa Republicans from Emerson College — and it’s not close.
Trump has support from a titanic 62 percent of Republicans in Iowa, who vote in a caucus.
His closest competitor — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — has 20 percent support, less than a third of Trump’s.
The polling suggests DeSantis has a long way to go in making the primary a competitive race. The governor is widely considered the only Republican with a serious chance of dethroning Trump in a presidential primary.
DeSantis, despite last night, is the most serious rival to Trump for the GOP nomination.
But let’s not gloss over that he is a LONG way behind.
New poll out of Iowa this morning from the reputable @EmersonPolling:
Trump 62, DeSantis 20 pic.twitter.com/PSYrpkvLjb
— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) May 25, 2023