Given that 44-year-old DeSantis actually falls into that age group, it’s worth noting that the 77-year-old Trump has such a big lead among younger voters. In his speeches during the election campaign, the governor spoke of his advanced age and touted his ability to revitalize the executive.
Despite those assurances, young voters are the worst subgroup for DeSantis in the Fox News poll and hurt the governor’s overall numbers. DeSantis is only 25 points behind voters aged 45 to 64 (52% to 27%). In addition, the Governor is 20 points behind voters aged 65 and over (50% to 30%).
DeSantis trails Trump by a total of 34 points, 56% to 22%, with the other candidates a distant second.
Author Vivek Ramaswamy finished third, while former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott tied for fourth at 4% each.
Ahead of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Larry Elder, who each have 1% support, is former UN envoy Nikki Haley.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former Texas congressman Will Hurd and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez all received zero support in the Fox News poll.
The margin of error for the survey, which was conducted jointly by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research, is +/- 5% among Republican respondents.
The overall 34-point gap between Trump and DeSantis in the poll is just slightly outside the national polling average for the White House race. This shows Trump with 53% of the vote, DeSantis with 22%, Pence with 6%, Haley with 4%, and Ramaswamy and Scott each with 3%.
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