Polls show that more Republicans trust DeSantis to lead the GOP in the right direction than Trump to do so. In a recent survey asking GOP voters who they trust to lead the party into the future, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) came out on top of former President Donald Trump. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) topped former President Trump in a new poll asking GOP voters who they trust to guide the party into the future. DeSantis, a former U.S. Congressman, should have a great deal or significant influence on Republican policy in the future, according to a survey conducted on Sunday by ABC News/Ipsos.
DeSantis leads Trump by 8 points among Florida Republicans in a prospective 2024 primary, according to a USA Today-Suffolk University poll released last month. DeSantis has polled ahead of Trump in his own state, but he is considered to be the top candidate for the GOP nomination if Trump decides not to run. According to the latest ABC News/Ipsos poll, 38 percent of respondents say Republicans are more equipped to handle inflation than Democrats, who are viewed favorably by only 21 percent of respondents.