Donald Trump may not have as easy a time winning the GOP nomination as some think.
If there is a solid contender, Trump could have problems in the battleground states that he lost to Joe Biden.
One such state was Michigan, where Ron DeSantis has pulled just about even with Trump in recent polling.
While neither has announced, it is assumed that Trump and DeSantis would be the top two candidates in the field.
The most recent Glengariff Group survey now has them polling 45-42, which is stunning when you consider Trump leads nationally by more than 20 points.
As we found out in 2016, national polls do not mean anything when it comes to winning electoral votes.
This is more or less a fantasy matchup because it is almost a given that DeSantis would sit out the election if Trump decided to run.
However, since we have this poll, let’s run with it.
If DeSantis somehow takes Michigan, we have to assume he would also take Florida.
Now, I would not expect very many shutouts along the way, but I would suspect that DeSantis could pile up some serious delegates by getting close to Trump.
What was once considered a slam dunk might not be such a lock, especially if Trump continues to have problems from the January 6 Committee and the GOP somehow twists DeSantis’ arm enough to get him to run.
Source: Washington Examiner