Trump support among Republicans slips 5 points in month: survey

Former President Trump’s lead in a hypothetical 2024 Republican presidential primary matchup dropped 5 points compared to a month ago, according to a new poll. 

The Morning Consult/Politico survey released Wednesday found that 52 percent of Republican primary voters would support Trump, who is followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with

19 percent. Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third with 8 percent, while all other candidates received support from 3 percent of primary voters or less.  Trump’s

support among GOP voters is 5 points lower than the 57 percent support he received last month. That polling came shortly after the FBI conducted a search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

property for classified and sensitive documents.  The new poll also found Trump is viewed favorably by 45 percent of registered voters overall and unfavorably by 52

percent.  DeSantis, who placed second in the poll among Republican primary voters and has consistently done so in hypothetical polling for the 2024 election, is viewed

favorably by 34 percent of all respondents and unfavorably by 37 percent.  DeSantis’s name recognition still has room to grow, however, as 15 percent said they have

never heard of him, while 14 percent said they have no opinion of him. Only 3 percent said they have not heard of or have no opinion of Trump.  Politico noted in its

reporting of the new survey that the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago could be creating sympathy for Trump among Republicans.