A recent poll conducted by West Virginia Statewide News has unveiled the significant lead held by former President Donald Trump in the state’s Republican primary race. The survey targeted 1,144 Republican voters who have actively participated in multiple primary elections, and the results show Trump enjoying an impressive 78 percent support. This commanding lead puts him a staggering 60 points ahead of his competitors, highlighting the unwavering loyalty and enthusiasm of West Virginia Republicans towards Trump.
In contrast, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is often considered a potential Republican contender, lags far behind with only 18 percent support. Even former Vice President Mike Pence, a prominent figure in the previous administration, receives just 1.5 percent support, clearly indicating the overwhelming preference for Trump in the state.
Additionally, the poll demonstrates the strong performance of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who recently announced his bid for governor. Morrisey holds a considerable lead over other candidates and emerges as a formidable contender. By endorsing Trump’s re-election, Morrisey further solidifies his alignment with the values and policies of the former president.
This West Virginia poll reflects a consistent trend observed in surveys conducted in other states, reaffirming Trump’s position as the frontrunner. For instance, a June Quinnipiac poll conducted in Pennsylvania not only showed Trump with a 24-point lead in the primary race but also indicated that he would outperform President Biden in a head-to-head matchup.
The findings of the West Virginia Statewide News poll underscore Trump’s overwhelming popularity and dominant position in the state’s Republican primary race. As similar state-level surveys continue to affirm his frontrunner status, it will be intriguing to witness how this momentum shapes the broader political landscape in the lead-up to the 2024 race.