Republican voters in Texas support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election over former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll commissioned by the Texas Republican Party.
The poll asked voters likely to contest the 2024 Texas Republican primary which they would vote for out of six Republican candidates, including DeSantis and Trump. DeSantis was the first choice, with 43% of respondents saying they would vote for him if the primary were held today. Trump came in second with 32%. Support for DeSantis among voters surveyed rose to 66% when asked about a situation where Trump would not run again in 2024.