Trump Gets Great News

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( – North Carolina’s Republicans seem to have their top candidate already as the latest survey by Public Policy Polling reveals who’s commanding the Republican party’s primary.

Former President Donald Trump’s support stands at a substantial 66%, dwarfing the figures for his closest competitors. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley trails significantly behind at 12%, securing the second position.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, often touted as a strong contender, finds himself in third place with just 9% support. This is noted by Florida Politics as his weakest performance in any North Carolina primary poll to date. Other candidates like entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie receive modest backing, polling at 4% and 3%, respectively.

Key insights from the poll include:

Despite DeSantis’ low ranking in this particular poll, he remains a popular figure among North Carolina’s Republican primary voters. Trump enjoys a robust 80/17 favorability rating, while DeSantis stands at a respectable 56/28.

Nikki Haley, though in second place, faces a challenging favorability rating of 38/44. Ramaswamy’s favorability is evenly split at 34/34, and Christie struggles with a significantly negative perception at 13/71.

The poll also highlights a divide based on educational background. Trump garners overwhelming support from voters with only a high school education, at 81%, compared to Haley’s meager 2% in the same group. Among those with postgraduate education, Trump still leads but by a narrower margin, 40% to Haley’s 28%.

This survey was conducted on January 5-6, interviewing 619 likely Republican primary voters. The margin of error for the poll is +/-3.9%, providing a snapshot of the current political sentiments within the North Carolina Republican base. Trump’s dominance in this poll signifies his continued strong influence within the party, while the numbers also reflect the challenges other candidates face in gaining traction among Republican voters.