(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – The latest 2024 Republican primary polling data from New Hampshire has brought bad news for Ron DeSantis – so much so that it might indicate his presidential campaign is on the path of collapsing and forcing him out of the race.
While several months ago, Florida’s governor was deemed by many pundits as a viable competitor to Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination; he has been falling further and further behind the former president for weeks.
DeSantis has now slipped from the second spot in the race to third place in New Hampshire, according to the latest Emerson College poll, cited by Breitbart News.
The survey shows former President Donald Trump has 49% support among GOP primary voters in New Hampshire, the second state to vote for the Republican nomination.
Trump has a 40-point lead over the second most popular candidate in the Granite State, but that is Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, with 9% approval.
DeSantis occupies the third spot with 8%, followed by US Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina with 6%, North Dakota’s Governor Doug Burgum with 4%, former US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley with 4%, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy with 3%, businessman Perry Johnson with 2%, former Vice President Mike Pence with 1%, and former US Rep. Will Hurd with 1%.
“Despite prioritizing the early primary state, DeSantis has failed to gain ground,” Breitbart’s report points out.
The Emerson College poll was conducted from August 9-11 among 837 registered voters and had a margin of error of 3.4%.
“DeSantis has been the alternative to Trump in Emerson polling this presidential cycle. This is the first time we have seen DeSantis drop out of second place in our polling and fall back into the pack of candidates,” commented Spencer Kimball, the Executive Director of Emerson College Polling.
Another recent “shock poll” in New Hampshire showed DeSantis tied for the second spot in the Republican primary race and 34 points behind Trump.
The NH Journal poll from last placed the former president first with 43% support, while DeSantis and Chris Christie were tied for the second place at 9% support.
However, unlike the Emerson College poll, that survey ranked former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley fourth with 7% support.
Polls in South Carolina show DeSantis competing with four other bidders for the second spot in the state.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has fallen to third place in New Hampshire’s Republican primary race, the latest Emerson College survey reveals. https://t.co/8LlzUSJcik
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 17, 2023