A most recent CBS/YouGov poll indicated that the majority of Republican voters want a presidential candidate in 2024 who will “challenge woke ideas.”
The survey questioned likely Republican primary voters about what qualities they want in a candidate.
Overall, 85 percent want someone that will “challenge woke ideas,” whereas 66 percent prefer someone who will “oppose all gun restrictions.” More than half — 61 percent — said they want a Republican candidate who “believes Trump won the 2020 election,” and 57 percent said they want a GOP candidate who “just makes liberals furious.”
In addition, 58% of those polled supported Trump in a hypothetical GOP primary, while 22% supported Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Former VP Mike Pence along with Vivek Ramaswamy, anti-woke businessman, tied for third position with 5% of support apiece.
Notably, 30 percent of those polled said they were “considering” backing DeSantis, but that would still leave him short of Trump’s 58 percent. Yet another 18 percent are “considering” voting for Trump.
The vast majority of the respondents who indicated they would vote for Trump in the Republican primary, 94%, said they decided to do so because of his past record as president and his reputation for fighting for individuals like them. Eighty-four percent believe Trump will beat Biden, and 82 percent enjoy how the former president “deals with political rivals.”
The study, conducted April 27-29, has a margin of error of +/- 5.4 percent and comes as Trump intensifies his criticism of DeSantis, who has yet to announce his political plans. However, according to reports, DeSantis is holding off on making an announcement until after Florida’s legislative session concludes this week, on May 5.
When questioned about his probable candidacy during a recent international trip, DeSantis informed reporters, “If there are any official announcements, those will be made at the right time.”
On Truth Social, Trump has continued to bash DeSantis.
“When DeSanctimonious was running for Governor, he had a failed campaign – he was prepared to drop out and fell WAY behind. Then I sponsored him, and he shot up, but artificially,” Trump stated on Monday.
“The true DeSanctus, on the other hand, is the guy we’re all watching burn – an incredibly bad politician. Have a good trip, Ron!” he said.