DeSantis Leads Trump by 5-Points in Hypothetical 2024 Matchup: Poll

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now leads former President Donald Trump by 5 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new Yahoo News-YouGov poll released Thursday. The poll finds that 47 percent of registered voters support DeSantis while 42 percent back Trump, which is a sharp change from a mid-October poll showing Trump (45 percent) with a 9-point lead over DeSantis (36 percent). The poll, conducted from December 1 to 5, interviewed 1,635 U.S. adults online with a margin of error of approximately 2.6 percentage points.