Yet another poll suggests that Arizona is Donald Trump country when it comes to the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination fight.
A survey from Rasmussen in the field March 13 and March 1 shows Trump leading Ron DeSantis by nine points when 1,001 likely voters were asked who they preferred as the nominee. Trump took 33% support, DeSantis drew 24%, with 35% saying they wanted a different option altogether, while 8% were not sure.
The GOP part of the sample was even worse for DeSantis: 52% of Republicans wanted Trump, with DeSantis drawing 24% support again.
This is the second survey in recent weeks to suggest Arizonans may be fading DeSantis. A survey released by OH Predictive at the end of February showed DeSantis down by more than 15 points to the former President. Trump drew 42% in the poll, with DeSantis taking 26% support.
A survey conducted from Jan. 5-8 by Blueprint Polling shows the former President taking 43% support, with the Florida Governor garnering 34%. Previous polling of Arizona Republicans also suggested DeSantis was the top second choice to Trump.
Though DeSantis continues to contend he’s not running for President, he did make a campaign swing to Arizona last year for failed candidates Kari Lake and Blake Masters.
At that stop, Lake