On a variety of points, the ballot suggests it is going to be tough for Mr. DeSantis to interrupt by towards Mr. Trump on coverage arguments alone.
Within the head-to-head matchup, Mr. Trump was far forward of Mr. DeSantis amongst Republicans who settle for transgender folks because the gender they establish with, and amongst those that don’t; amongst those that wish to struggle firms that “promote woke left ideology,” and amongst those that favor to remain out of what companies do; amongst those that wish to ship extra navy and financial help to Ukraine, and amongst those that don’t; amongst those that wish to hold Social Safety and Medicare advantages as they’re, and amongst those that wish to take steps to cut back the funds deficit.
Mr. Trump leads Mr. DeSantis amongst Republicans who imagine abortion ought to all the time be authorized, and amongst those that imagine it ought to all the time be unlawful.
Mr. DeSantis signed a strict six-week abortion ban that Mr. Trump has criticized as “too harsh.” But Mr. Trump loved the assist of 70 % of Republicans who stated they strongly supported such a measure.
Marcel Paba, a 22-year-old server in Miami, stated he preferred what Mr. DeSantis had accomplished for his state however didn’t suppose the governor might overcome the passion for Mr. Trump.
“There are simply extra die-hard followers of Trump than there are of Ron DeSantis. Even in Florida,” Mr. Paba stated. “I don’t see folks carrying a Ron DeSantis hat wherever, you realize?”
Camille Baker, Alyce McFadden and Ruth Igielnik contributed reporting.
The New York Occasions/Siena Faculty ballot of 932 voters within the doubtless Republican main voters was carried out by phone utilizing stay operators from July 23 to 27, 2023. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.96 share factors. Cross-tabs and methodology can be found right here.