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Trump dominant in Iowa, leading Biden in Michigan and Georgia: polls

The data is bad news for DeSantis, who has invested heavily in the state and even secured the endorsement of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Published: December 11, 2023 3:30pm

Updated: December 11, 2023 4:03pm

With just weeks before the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest in the Republican presidential primary, former President Donald Trump stands well ahead of his primary opponents and appears well-positioned to beat President Joe Biden in two key battleground states.

Trump earned 50% in the latest Morning Consult survey, with Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis placing a distant second with 18%. Tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy earned 13% compared to former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 11% and 2%, respectively.

The data is bad news for DeSantis, who has invested heavily in the state and even secured the endorsement of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Compounding the adverse developments for the Florida governor is his second place status in his home state. Trump earned 60% support in the Sunshine State to the governor's 23%.

Overall, Trump stands as the clear frontrunner nationwide, with 60.3% support in the RealClearPolitics polling average. DeSantis placed a distant second with 12.7% and Haley earned 12.4% support. Ramaswamy placed fourth with 5.0%.

On the general election side, a recent CNN poll shows Trump with 5 and 10-point leads in Georgia and Michigan, respectively. In the Wolverine State, Trump leads Biden 50% to 40% while in the Peach State, he led 49% to 44%.

The Michigan survey was conducted Nov. 29-Dec. 6 and questioned 1,197 registered voters. In Georgia, the survey was conducted Nov. 30-Dec. 7 and questioned 1,068 voters.

Trump leads Biden by 2.2% in the RealClearPolitics polling average.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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