A new poll from Trump pollster McLaughlin & Associates finds the former president leading
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by nearly 40 percentage points as the chase for the GOP presidential nomination heats up. The poll shows Trump at 54 percent, and DeSantis with 16 percent support, as the Florida governor kicks off his campaign. DeSantis has seen his support cut in half since January, when 31 percent of Republican primary voters said they would vote for him. Meanwhile, Trump’s numbers have risen 11 percentage points.