Trump Reaches Highest Lead In GOP Primary

Former President Donald Trump opened up his largest lead in the 2024 Republican primary so far, according to a recent poll. The significant Trump advantage comes as the former president also leads President Joe Biden in most national general election polls.

The most recent GOP primary survey by Fox News showed Trump with nearly 70% of the primary vote. Not only has Trump’s lead expanded, it has nearly doubled since earlier this year.

Furthermore, Trump’s Republican rivals are well behind the former president. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) comes in second with 12%, while former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley nabs 9%. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy is the only other candidate with any significant support, tallying 5%.

The same poll also found Trump with a significant 4% lead over Biden in a general election matchup. This also came after several other polls gave Trump an advantage over Biden.

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll gave Trump 2% over Biden, while the latest Messenger/Harris poll has Trump ahead by 7%.

Furthermore, recent polls have shown Trump performing significantly better against Biden than if DeSantis was the Republican nominee.

The former president has opened his largest lead in the RealClearPolitics general election poll average. In a one-on-one match against Biden, Trump now leads by almost 4%.

The news appears even better for Trump if other candidates are included in polling. Including third-party candidates, Trump now leads the president by more than 5%.

Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, who ran against Biden in the Democratic Party primary, would gain more than 13% if included against the major party candidates.

Trump’s lead extends beyond just national results. He has also led in most battleground states in recent months.

Trump’s significant leads also come just five weeks ahead of the crucial Iowa Caucuses, which will kick off the Republican primary season. Trump currently has a significant lead in the Hawkeye State, as well as the other important primary state of New Hampshire.