In a new poll released by Fox News, former President Donald Trump is pulling away from his competition.
The new poll shows Trump with 54% of the Republican primary electorate backing him. His nearest opponent, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, sits at a distant second with 24%. Mike Pence and Nikki Haley sit at 6% and 3%, respectively. (RELATED: Poll: 43% Of Evangelicals Approve Of Trump’s Removal From Office)
These new results released by Fox are the latest in a series of polls that show the former president building his lead in the primary. Since February, Trump has widened the gap between himself and DeSantis by 30 points, according to the poll. Trump has gained 11 points in the poll since February whereas DeSantis has lost 4 points.
Trump-mentum in new Fox News poll:
Trump with a whopping 30 pt lead over DeSantis — double his 15 pt advantage from last month.
— Josh Kraushaar (@JoshKraushaar) March 29, 2023
The former president has also built on his lead in the primary with women voters since February, growing from 17 points to 27 points. In the same timespan, he’s also improved his standing with suburban voters, long considered a potential vulnerability for his primary hopes, jumping from a 2-point lead to 18 points. The former president has also strengthened his grasp with white working-class voters, expanding from a 28-point lead to a 43-point lead.
Fox News Poll: Trump’s lead over DeSantis has Doubled from February
• Trump — 54% (+11 from Feb)
• DeSantis — 24% (-4)
Februrary to March
• Suburbs: Trump +2 ➡️ Trump +18
• WWC: Trump 28 ➡️ Trump +43
• Women: Trump +17 ➡️ Trump +27
• Men: Trump +14 ➡️ Trump +22 pic.twitter.com/5O8s0SbiFv
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) March 29, 2023
The Fox poll results align with recent polls which show the former president building momentum in the primary. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed Trump leading DeSantis by 14 points. A Harvard-Harris poll, which ran from March 22 – 23, showed Trump with a 26-point lead.