Donald Trump has been the leader of the Republican Party since his election in 2016.
But that may no longer be the case.
And you’ll be floored by the results of this surprising new poll about Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden could soon really regret helping Ron DeSantis rise to popularity.
Biden attempted to reboot his failing Presidency by trying to turn the Republican Governor into a political punching bag during the pandemic.
Biden’s ploy failed.
And if Donald Trump decides not to run for President again in 2024, polls show that Ron DeSantis is the favorite to win the GOP nomination.
DeSantis rose to rock-star status among Republicans nationwide for his opposition to masks and vaccine mandates, as well as his willingness to stand up and take on the “woke” cancel culture Left.
As a result of his high-profile fights, Ron DeSantis has attained an equal level of popularity among Americans as Donald Trump, with the latest Rasmussen survey giving both DeSantis and Trump a 52 percent approval rating.
Even though Trump and DeSantis hold a similar “very favorable” mark, on approval with Republicans, Donald Trump does hold a seven-point edge over the Florida Governor.
The Washington Examiner reports:
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, DeSantis and Trump are even with a 52% approval in the national poll of likely voters. And he surpasses Trump on the disapproval rating with 33% to the former president’s 45%.
Among those with a “very favorable impression” in the survey, it’s DeSantis over Trump 37%-35%, according to the analysis. But with Republicans, it’s Trump, 83% favorable, to 76% favorable for DeSantis.
When it comes to issues that matter most to conservatives, DeSantis takes the lead.
Not only was he the first GOP Governor to ban vaccine mandates, but he also signed legislation blocking Joe Biden’s unconstitutional mandate on companies with more than 100 employees.
Joe Biden also helped DeSantis rise to popularity after he attempted to reboot his failing Presidency by turning the Governor into a political punching bag during the pandemic.
Of course, Biden misread the public, as DeSantis correctly judged that Americans were fed up with the restrictions and wanted a return to normalcy.
Biden’s attempt to smear DeSantis backfired, as he became the leader for the majority of Americans who demanded an end to the COVID lockdowns and mandates.
And now Ron DeSantis enjoys a similar level of support as Donald Trump.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.