YouGov Poll: DeSantis Leads Trump in GOP Battle for 2024

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has eclipsed former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical matchup of favorites to secure the Republican National Committee’s presidential nomination for 2024, according to a new Yahoo-YouGov poll.

The nationwide survey listed the opinions of 1,653 adults over a five-day period (Dec. 1-5), and DeSantis held a 5-point lead over Trump (47%-42%). 

This week’s poll represents a notable departure from mid-October, when Trump owned a 9-point lead over DeSantis (45%-36%).

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