Former President Donald Trump used to criticize polls for being biased against him. Now the 2024 polls are showing strong support for him.
Trump is leading the Republican primary field with 67% support, widening his lead on incumbent President Joe Biden, according to the latest Harvard CAPS Harris Poll released Monday.
In the national poll of registered voters, no other GOP candidate reaches double digits, and in hypothetical head-to-head matchups, Trump has a significant lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (75% to 25%) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (81% to 19%).
The full GOP primary poll results in the full field:
- Trump 67%
- DeSantis 9%
- Haley 8%
- Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy 5%
- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 3%
Trump picked up 7 points in support since the October edition of the poll, while other candidates’ support has fluctuated.
Trump is also leading Biden in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup with amajority 53% support to Biden’s 47%.
Some suggest third-party and independent candidates might help Biden’s reelection hopes, but Trump still leads in the expanded field when those candidates were added to the poll.
In more bad news for Democrats, Trump also leads Vice President Kamala Harris in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup by 12 points (52% to 40%).
The Harvard Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) conducted the poll through The Harris Poll and HarrisX from Nov. 15-16 among 2,851 registered voters. No margin of error was given.
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