Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is beating Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott in a hypothetical 2024 primary match-up, according to a new poll conducted by veteran Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio.
In a hypothetical three-way primary for president, DeSantis gets 64 percent support compared to 12 percent for Rubio and 10 percent for Scott, according to Fabrizio’s survey, which was conducted last week for a private client and shared with POLITICO. That 52-point lead over Rubio represents a massive increase since July — the last time Fabrizio polled a matchup between the three and found DeSantis ahead by just 11 points over Rubio. […] Fabrizio’s survey of 304 Republicans had a margin of error of +/-5.6 percent.
Speaking to Politico, Fabrizio said DeSantis’s survey figures are a positive sign for the rising GOP star if he chooses to seek the White House in three years. “In order to run for president, you need to have your home state, you need your home base. And DeSantis clearly has that,” the pollster said.
“Given the attention in the state to Scott’s and Rubio’s positions and votes on the outcome of the election, it’s kind of startling to see DeSantis, by an even wider margin, is perceived as Trump’s biggest supporter of the three,” the pollster added.
Fabrizio’s poll isn’t the only one in which DeSantis performed strongly. Last week, Echelon Insights survey released a poll showing former Vice P... (Read more)
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