Former President Donald Trump is headed to the Lone Star State in the wake of new polling showing him dominating Ron DeSantis and the GOP field.
Per a media release from the Trump campaign, the 45th President “will hold the first rally of his 2024 campaign in Waco, TX on Saturday March 25, 2023 at 5:00PM CDT.”
“It is undisputed that Texas is Trump Country after electing 37 Trump Endorsed Candidates and recent polling among Texas primary voters,” the release notes.
The “recent polling” referred to comes from CWS Research and shows DeSantis losing ground over previous months against Trump.
The former President commanded 43% support, 16 points ahead of DeSantis’ 27%. Undecided voters made up 13% of the sample, with former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley at 5% and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Vice President Mike Pence at 4%.
The poll represents a marked decline for DeSantis against Trump. In the January poll, Trump led 36% to 35%. The current poll suggests Trump could be peeling support away from the Florida Governor.
The same pollster had DeSantis leading Trump back in November, with 43% support being good for an 11-point lead over Trump. That represented the high point of a surge; back in July 2022, Trump held a 19-point lead over