Trump leads GOP primary field by 40 points in new poll

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A new NBC News survey showed that he had 59 percent support from Republican primary voters. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) had 16 percent support. Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley had 7 percent, former Vice president Mike Pence with 6 percent, and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie at 4 each. Chris Christie with 4 percent each.

Trump’s recent legal struggles do not seem to be hindering his lead in the GOP Primary field. The poll shows Trump has increased his lead since June. An NBC News poll showed Trump ahead of DeSanits, 51 percent to 22, percent after his indictment on mishandling classified papers after he left the office. Since the June poll, Trump was charged in two more cases, including Washington, D.C., regarding the former president’s attempt to remain in power after 2020 elections, and Fulton County, Ga., concerning an alleged conspiracy to overturn 2020 election results. NBC News reported that Trump’s gains were attributed to men, seniors, and moderate Republican votes.

Trump cited his high polling numbers as a reason for not attending the GOP primary debates. He skipped the debate last month. He will skip the debate this week in California to speak to a union worker group in Detroit, amid the ongoing Union Auto Workers strike at three carmakers. The NBC News survey was conducted between September 15-19, among 1,000 registered voters. The overall margin of error is plus or minus 3.1%.

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