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Poll: DeSantis dominates Trump-absent 2024 primary in Alabama

Should former President Donald Trump opt against a White House bid in 2024, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would hold a large majority of support from Alabama GOP primary voters.

According to a Cygnal poll commissioned by Alabama Daily News and Gray Television, 71.2% of Republican voters in the Yellowhammer State would choose DeSantis as their preferred 2024 presidential nominee.

The poll shows that former Vice President Mike Pence would come in at a distant second to the Florida governor, with 7.1% of support among Alabama’s GOP electorate.

Should Trump decide to seek the 2024 nomination, however, the 45th president tops DeSantis 49.6% to 35.7%.

Other potential candidates included in the poll were U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), North Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Full polling results can be viewed at Alabama Daily News.

As previously reported by Yellowhammer News, DeSantis’ gubernatorial reelection bid had received $60,355 from Alabama donors as of July 2022. Spanning from Mobile to Muscle Shoals, the governor had garnered a total of 1,139 campaign contributions from Yellowhammer State residents.

SEE: Alabamians donate $60K to Ron DeSantis in Florida gubernatorial reelection bid

Compared to his contribution totals from Alabama during the 2018 election cycle, the firebrand governor’s financial support from Florida’s bordering state had nearly doubled nearly four months out from the Nov. 8 general election.

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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