According to CNN/University of New Hampshire poll, Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida, who was once considered the primary rival of former President Donald Trump, has fallen behind in the latest GOP primary elections in the key primary state of New Hampshire.
In the race to choose a candidate for the American presidency, Vivek Ramaswamy is now in second place, with Trump in first place.
According to the CNN/University of New Hampshire poll, Donald Trump is the top choice of 39 percent of likely GOP primary voters in the state, marking his first preference among them.
News channels reported, “This is slightly behind his national performance, where Republicans regularly choose Trump with a majority.”
What’s surprising is DeSantis’ consistent decline. He lags behind the two Indian-American presidential candidates – entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley – in the most recent GOP primary elections in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire, according to the CNN/University of New Hampshire poll.
As per the poll, Ramaswamy is now at 13 percent support, just behind Trump, while Haley is at 12 percent, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in second place at 11 percent.
It’s been said in opinion polls, “DeSantis’ decline is due to a significant drop among moderates, who have gone from supporting him by 26 percent in July to now just 6 percent. He’s down 8 points among conservatives.”
According to the CNN/University of New Hampshire poll, Ramaswamy’s growth is more centered among non-registered Republicans (up 16 points with that group since July while holding relatively steady with registered Republicans) and among younger potential voters (up 28 points among those under 35), and among those aged 35-49, he’s up by 11 points, while he’s about even among those aged 50 or older.”
Haley’s growth is slightly more among those with higher formal education (up 11 points among some post-graduates and 15 points among other college graduates) and among moderates (they’ve gone up 18 points with the group since July) while holding steady among conservatives, as per the poll which reveals this information.”
The Trump campaign praised the election results, saying, “Ron DeSantis fell to fifth place in the Granite State.