DeSantis Drops, Trump Dominates Early States with Iron Grip

DeSantis Drops, Trump Dominates Early States with Iron Grip

( – Former President Donald Trump maintains overwhelming leads in the three early states of the GOP primary, according to polls released on Sunday.

The polls show Trump has taken a commanding lead in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has fallen to third place in South Carolina.

The three polls reveal a weakened DeSantis slipping farther and further—this is the first time he has not placed second in any national or state-level poll this year—and a consistently dominant Trump.

According to the South Carolina survey, former governor Nikki Haley, who previously served as Donald Trump’s ambassador to the UN, has surpassed DeSantis to take second position.

While DeSantis is still in second position in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, other candidates are creeping uncomfortably close behind him, suggesting they are also ready to pass him there.

Trump received 48% of the vote in the South Carolina survey, which Fox Business conducted between July 15 and July 19.

Compared to Haley’s 14% support, this near-majority support in the first-in-the-south primary state is 34 points higher.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who is in third place, sits closely behind DeSantis with 10 percent of the vote.

The margin of error for the South Carolina poll, which polled 808 likely GOP primary voters, is 3.5 percent.

Trump is the dominant force in the campaign, according to Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducted the Fox Business poll alongside Democrat pollster Chris Anderson.

The three other candidates are scrambling to determine who might challenge him if anyone.

The negative news for DeSantis from the early states wasn’t limited to one study. A Fox Business poll conducted in Iowa between July 15 and July 19 that included 806 likely Iowa caucus attendees and a margin of error of 3.5 percent revealed Trump to be far ahead of the competition and DeSantis to be far behind.

According to the Iowa study, Trump is ahead of DeSantis by 30% with 46 percent of the vote in the Hawkeye State.

According to the poll, DeSantis is locked at barely 16 percent support in Iowa, while Scott is rising to 11 percent support.

Only three candidates are in the double digits, but others are picking up support. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy each have three percent support.

In comparison, Haley has five percent, and former vice president Mike Pence has four percent.

This weekend’s poll from New Hampshire likewise shows Trump leading the competition by about 30%, despite a little decline from earlier polls.

In the state with the first-in-the-nation primary, Trump is 27 points ahead of DeSantis with a 42 percent approval rating in a Daily Mail poll by JL Partners.

According to this poll, Scott and Christie are firm in New Hampshire, which hurts DeSantis’ prospects of drawing a contrast with Trump.

In the same poll, Scott and Christie are both at 8%, which is a significant increase from the April New Hampshire poll conducted by the Daily Mail when neither candidate nor DeSantis was declared a candidate.

According to poll results, Ramaswamy and Haley have four percent support, Burgum has three percent, and Pence has two percent.

The poll’s margin of error is 3.9 percent; it was conducted from July 13 to July 20 and sampled 593 probable GOP primary voters in New Hampshire.

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