A poll of members of The New York Young Republicans Club (NYYRC), the nation’s oldest and largest political party youth gathering, showed that its members prefer former President Donald Trump as the 2024 GOP Presidential nominee.
In an overwhelming victory, the club’s members chose Trump as the favorite over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce his Presidential campaign sometime in mid-May or June.
The club gave Trump 66.88 percent support, while they gave DeSantis only 27.44 percent support. The results barely changed when the poll expanded the field to include other candidates, as the former President still received nearly two-thirds support, with 64.35 percent of the vote.
The other declared candidates, Vivek Ramaswamy and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, were the only two possible or declared candidates to receive more than one percent support, with Ramaswamy achieving 3.47 percent support and Haley achieving 1.58 percent
The club poll seems to reflect the national consensus on Trump among Republican and conservative voters.
YouGov and CBS News polls show Trump at 58 percent support while DeSantis trails him at 22 percent — a 36 percent deficit.
The NYYRC, which has over 1,000 paying members, was among the first to endorse Trump’s 2020 campaign, noting that he “embodies” Americans’ psyche from ID to the superego, unlike any other political figure.
The group asserted that Trump’s “soul is totally bonded to our core values and emotions,” describing him as their “Total and undisputable champion,” concluding that Trump’s connection with the GOP base “threatens the established order.”