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37 percent of respondents in the survey said they would vote for Trump, while only 12 percent each said they would vote for DeSantis or Pence, the only candidates other than Trump who hit double-digit support.
The huge lead highlights the popularity that Trump, who has repeatedly floated but not confirmed yet another race in the White House, continues to enjoy in the Republican Party.
However, he has said that his supporters will be “very happy” when he announces his decision and that he could easily defeat other candidates and think “Most would fall out” if he participated in the race.
“If I faced [DeSantis]”I would beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Trump said in an interview earlier this month. “I think most people would drop out. I think he would drop out. ”
Pence, meanwhile, has struggled to walk the distance from Trump without alienating his supporters.
“I can tell you that we parted ways in peace at the end of the administration, and we’ve talked several times since we both left office,” he said recently. “But I think our whole focus today should be on the future.”
The survey surveyed 1,999 registered voters between October 8 and October 11. Its margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.