The above information is posted by Reuters on August 13. The news agency said Mr. DeSantis and others have so far found no way to narrow the gap with Mr. Trump.
At the Iowa State Fair last weekend – a mandatory political event for presidential candidates in the Midwestern state – Reuters reported that Mr Trump “overwhelmed Mr DeSantis”.
Notably, as Mr. DeSantis was tossing hunks of pork in front of the camera, a Boeing 757 carrying Mr. Trump appeared and was immediately greeted by thousands of people around.
Mr Trump said at the fair: “He (DeSantis) is doing very poorly. He should drop out of the race.”
The former US president said he “believes he can outclass his longtime political rival Joe Biden in next year’s election if he wins the Republican nomination”.
Asked about his chances against Biden in a possible rematch, Trump told the Sunday Times, “Almost 100%.”
Mr. Trump at the Iowa State Fair on 12-&. Photo: Reuters
A man named George Nakki, 67, at the fair commented: “I love what Mr. DeSantis did in Florida but I want Mr. Trump, a businessman, to run the country. I want Mr. Trump to be elected.” a second term. He’s very relevant when it comes to our economy. He’s going to cut the size of government. And Mr. DeSantis might run for office next time.”
Even Sarah Longwell, the Republican strategist who opposes Mr. Trump as the presidential candidate, acknowledges: “Mr. DeSantis is in a death cycle.”
A Reuters/Ipsos poll on August 3 showed Mr. Trump ahead of Mr. DeSantis by 34 percentage points.
Meanwhile, DeSantis spokesman Brian Griffin told Reuters that only Trump and DeSantis are currently involved in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The person described DeSantis as “the only candidate in the race who can defeat incumbent President Joe Biden and deliver the agenda we need to reverse our decline and revitalize America’s future.”
Ipsos opinion researcher Chris Jackson believes the current primaries are like Mr Trump’s “coronation ceremony”, but warns that things are yet to change due to the growing legal problems faced by the former President of the United States. may also change.