Donald Trump had won 60 per cent of Republican support in Ron DeSantis’ home state of Florida, putting the Governor on the path for defeat.
The former President is now 39 points ahead of DeSantis, his rival, a new poll from the University of North Florida has revealed.
Trump, 77, won 60 per cent of support whilst DeSantis, 45, only gathered 21 per cent of votes.
The University of North Florida surveyed 788 people between October 23 and November 4.
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The results will come as deeply worrying to the Governor of Florida, a University of North Florida official has said.
Dr Michael Binder, director of the university’s Public Opinion Research Lab, said: “Despite historically high approval in the polls, Governor DeSantis losing steam in his home state doesn't bode well for his national campaign.
“Even if you wipe out the rest of the competition in a head-to-head, Trump leads DeSantis by 20 points.”
Following DeSantis in third place was Trump’s former UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, with six per cent.