Trump Commands GOP Primary With Record-Breaking Lead

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In the most recent Fox News survey, former President Donald Trump has shown a massive spike in his already commanding lead over all other GOP hopefully. Released on Sunday, the poll shows Donald Trump with a commanding 69 percent of the national primary vote, a 7-point increase since November and a whopping 26-point surge since February of this year. 

These figures show that Trump continues to be the undisputed frontrunner among GOP voters, despite several civil suits and criminal charges pending against him.

To put this into perspective, all of Trump’s rivals combined command less than one third of the party’s support. His closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, is 57 points behind the former President, with the next closest challenger, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley a whopping 60 points behind. The next two challengers, business mogul Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cannot even muster 10 percent between the two of them, garnering 5 and 2 percent of the vote respectively. 

With the opening salvos of primary season, the New Hampshire primary and the Iowa caucuses, a mere week away, it is difficult to see any scenario where the former President doesn’t run the table on his opponents, especially given that all of his rivals are seeing their numbers decline as Trump’s stock rises.

The former President’s polling surge is not limited to the Republican primary. Trump is currently running ahead of current President Joe Biden by between 2 and 7 points in national polling, with the top end of this range well outside the margin of error. Only Nikki Haley boasts a similar margin of victory over Biden, with DeSantis in a dead heat in a general election.

Another significant metric revealed by the poll is Trump’s cross-party appeal, with 5 percent of Biden’s 2020 voters expressing openness to voting for the former President in a rematch of 2020.

Conducted from December 10-13 by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research for Fox News, the poll interviewed 1,007 randomly selected registered voters nationwide. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for all registered voters, with a margin of 4.5 points for Democratic primary voters and 5 points for Republican primary voters, thereby fortifying the statistical robustness of the pro-Trump sentiments unveiled in the survey.