Trump holds on, DeSantis slips: 3 new polls shine light on Republican presidential primary race

MSN  15th Sep 2023

Three new polls show more or less the same thing: Donald Trump is the Republicans’ overwhelming favorite to be their party’s presidential nominee next year.

Not only that, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, once seen as the best hope for a conservative alternative to Trump, is showing signs of collapse. His diminished standing has divided the non-Trump Republican field among several other candidates.

The failure to settle on an alternative helps Trump. “Every week that goes by, with the fragmentation in the non-Trump bucket, that’s a week that he wins,” Republican consultant Scott Jennings told the Wall Street Journal.

Here is a look at the three noteworthy polls from CNN, Quinnipiac University and Emerson College.