Trump Loses Momentum, GOP Selects New Leader

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A poll conducted after the midterm elections shows support for former President Donald Trump waning as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gains momentum.

Conservative media and Republicans are blaming Trump for the GOP’s poor showing at the midterms, falling far short of the anticipated red wave.

The blame stemmed from the losses of several of Trump’s endorsed candidates losing their competitive races in battleground states.

Democrats have now clinched the Senate majority after Trump-endorsed Senate candidate Adam Laxalt lost his race in Nevada to Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto.

Even if Republicans can flip the House, the GOP’s majority margin is likely to be far smaller than what Democrats were for the last two years.

The results contradict analysts, polls, and pundits predictions — a red wave.
Given Trump’s prominence in this election cycle, the former President can’t help but shoulder some of the blame, even if he believes he shouldn’t.

Big Village Public Opinion Polling, which conducted their polling between November 9 – 11, showed a six-point decline in support for Trump being the GOP’s 2024 nominee.
Before the midterms, the former President stood at 56 percent, which dropped to 50 percent after Election Day.

DeSantis seemed to gain a lot of the support Trump lost, with the poll showing the Florida Governor gaining seven points, with support for him as the 2024 candidate increasing from 27 percent to 34 percent.

But when examining Trump’s polling over the last three months, it’s evident Trump’s popularity has taken a nosedive. In August, 68 percent of GOP voters wanted Trump to be the party’s 2024 nominee, a far cry from the 50 percent he currently holds.

In August, DeSantis had 16 percent support, reflecting an 18-point increase in support over the same period, making Trump’s loss DeSantis’s Gain.