How Trump has continued to dominate the Republican primaries by picking up DeSantis supporters while Nikki Haley has only managed to grab the support of Christie backers

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  • Former President Donald Trump is attracting 60 percent of nan Republican voters who initially supported Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
  • The ex-president is besides getting 57 percent of those who supported entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy earlier he dropped retired of nan 2024 title successful mid-January 
  • Both candidates endorsed Trump complete Haley, who soaked up 64 percent of nan voters backing erstwhile New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, caller polling shows  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter

Published: 14:15 EST, 13 February 2024 | Updated: 14:26 EST, 13 February 2024

Former President Donald Trump is attracting 60 percent of Republican voters who antecedently backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, which is really he's maintained an advantage successful nan GOP primaries complete rival Nikki Haley. 

YouGov polling released Monday shows wherever Republican superior voters went aft DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy and erstwhile New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped retired of nan 2024 superior race.

Haley soaked up 64 percent of Christie's supporters, aft nan ex-governor and apical Trump professional dropped retired up of nan Iowa caucuses successful January. 

She didn't person a bigger boost because Christie supporters only accounted for 2 percent of GOP superior voters. 

Like DeSantis' fans, Ramaswamy's supporters besides headed toward Trump, pinch 57 percent now supporting nan ex-president. 

Former President Donald Trump absorbed a mostly of voters who were first supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, which is really he continues to predominate successful nan GOP primaries complete main rival Nikki Haley 

YouGov polling recovered that 60 percent of DeSantis' supporters and 57 percent of Ramaswamy's supporters are now backing Trump, while Haley received 64 percent of Christie fan, which represented a overmuch smaller percent of nan GOP electorate 

DeSantis and Ramaswamy's supporters mixed made up 15 percent of nan vote.

Ramaswamy and DeSantis publically endorsed Trump arsenic they exited nan 2024 race, while Christie refused to show his supporters who they should spell for.  

Overall, YouGov polling recovered that 51 percent of apt GOP superior voters were backing Trump and only 23 percent were supporting Haley, pinch different 26 percent saying they were undecided.

These voters were interviewed successful precocious January. 

An first study was conducted betwixt December 11, 2023 and January 16, pinch nan first Republican votes formed successful nan January 15 Iowa caucuses. 

Christie dropped retired up of Iowa, while Ramaswamy dropped retired connected caucus night. 

DeSantis stayed successful nan title for respective much days, but bowed retired earlier he could beryllium embarrassed by some Trump and Haley successful New Hampshire. 

Overall, Nikki Haley (pictured) has nan backing of 23 percent of Republican superior voters nationally, while Trump gets 51 percent. She's photographed campaigning successful South Carolina wherever nan adjacent GOP superior will beryllium clasp connected February 24 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (left) is photographed campaigning successful South Carolina a time earlier he dropped retired of nan title past month, while Christie (right) is seen telling voters successful New Hampshire successful mid-January that he was bowing retired of nan race

Vivek Ramaswamy informs supporters nan nighttime of nan Iowa caucuses that he was dropping retired of nan title owed to mediocre performance. He instantly endorsed Trump and has since appeared pinch nan ex-president connected nan run trail 

Since that first study was taken, immoderate of Haley's supporters person strayed, pinch 10 percent of her first backers now supporting Trump and different 21 percent saying they're undecided aliases nary longer scheme to ballot successful nan Republican primaries. 

Trump's voting bloc is sticking together, pinch 90 percent of his supporters supporting him arsenic of precocious January. 

The ex-president thumps Haley successful astir each demographic - including pinch women. 

YouGov's polling recovered that 57 percent of women are supporting Trump - compared to 47 percent of men - pinch conscionable 20 percent of women supporting Haley. 

Haley comes adjacent to beating Trump pinch 'weak Republicans,' a word utilized for much mean voters. 

Among that group, 42 percent are backing Trump while 40 percent are supporting Haley.

The separator of correction for nan canvass is positive aliases minus .5 percent to 2.3 percent among nan group of recontacted Republican superior voters.