Trump and Scott both Surge Ahead of DeSantis

( – A new poll shows former President Donald Trump surging while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t so secure anymore in his place behind the former president in the field for the Republican South Carolina primary.

The recent poll from National Public Affairs, which was unveiled on the Yes Labels podcast last Tuesday, shows Trump is up by four points since June and currently leading with 45% of support.

While Trump continues to surge despite (or perhaps because of) multiple indictments, the governor of Florida seems to be falling behind. DeSantis has gone down by five points since June. Once secure as the most prospective challenger of Trump for the GOP nomination, now it seems he will have to compete for it. DeSantis came in at only 13% of support.

The poll revealed a lot of the support Trump has been gaining since June comes from “middle-aged voters,” “non-college graduates,” and “evangelical men,” which are all strong voting groups in the country.

Trailing closely behind DeSantis with 11% each, the former Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, is neck and neck with Sen. Tim Scott in their home state. Haley has been on the decline while Scott is on the rise. The South Carolina senator is up from 7% in April to 10% in June, while Haley was already down to 12% in June from 19% in April.

Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are at 7% and 5% respectively.

Former Vice President Mike Pence isn’t doing well at all in the state, taking only 2% and sitting just above North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson who are tied at 1% support.

Ultimately, most of South Carolina seems to have already made its mind up. Even with another looming indictment, Trump rises in favor and remains the most popular nominee, while DeSantis will need to try harder to win over The Palmetto State.

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