Poll: Trump Grows Lead Over DeSantis in Iowa GOP Primary

Among Iowa’s likely Republican primary voters, former President Donald Trump leads Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by 23 points. Trump bounced back to 44% that he had back in the May survey, while DeSantis lost five points from the May survey.  Senator Tim Scott saw a marginal increase since last month and now stands at 7%.

DeSantis is losing among voters who have a favorable impression of him. Twenty-eight percent of these folks say DeSantis is their preferred candidate while 42% chose Trump. Voters who have a favorable impression of both men chose Trump as well, 55% to DeSantis’s 25%.

Voters prefer Trump over DeSantis to fix the economy, fight progressives in Washington D.C. and sharing the concerns that voters have. Trump has a slight lead over DeSantis when voters are asked which candidate has the best chance of beating Biden. 35% say Trump has the better chance, while 30% say DeSantis.

The following memo is based on a National Research Inc. survey of 500 likely Iowa Republican Primary voters. The survey was conducted on July 5-6, 2023. The margin of error for this survey is +/- 4.38% at the 95% confidence interval. The survey was commissioned by American Greatness.

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