Since the first Republican primary debate for the upcoming 2024 presidential election, Emerson College conducted a post debate poll. The poll was conducted on August 25-26th and found a few key takeaways.
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley jumped from 2% to 7% in the poll, the largest increase of any candidate.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis inched up 2% to 12%, while the former Vice President Mike Pence moved up 4 points to 7%, and former New Jersey Governor inched up 2 points to 5%.
Even though 27 percent of voters thought newcomer Vivek Ramaswawmy won the debate last week, it didn’t translate into additional support. Ramasswamy’s support actually dropped one percentage point down to 9%.
50% of GOP voters still plan to vote for Trump but the former president’s standing in the poll dropped 6%.
Emerson Executive Director Spencer Kimball said, “While Trump saw a slight dip in support, the question from this poll is whether this is a blip for Trump or if the other Republican candidates will be able to rally enough support to be competitive for the caucus and primary season.”