Former President Donald Trump has surged to a 50-point lead in the Republican primaries, with nearly two-thirds of Republicans backing his bid for the White House.
Trump took 62% support among Republican and Republican-leaning voters in the latest Quinnipiac poll. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second with 12 percent, while no other candidate scored in double digits.
Tech tycoon Vivek Ramaswamy came in third with 6% support.
The repeat poll from September showed an 11-point swing to Trump against the Florida governor. Trump claimed 57% support in the August poll, while DeSantis received 18%.
Overall, Trump’s lead has increased to 41.9% in RealClearPolitics voting average. It claims 55.0% support on this metric.
In a general election, Trump trails Biden by 1%, between 47% and 46%.
The survey was conducted from September 7 to 11.
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