Trump leads DeSantis by 49 points among all voters in Tennessee: poll

The poll places Trump in the lead at 61 percent, with DeSantis getting only 12 percent of the vote in the state for the Republican primary.

A Tennessee Beacon Poll shows former President Donald Trump with a 49-point lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the GOP primary. He is also beating President Joe Biden in the state of Tennessee.

The poll places Trump in the lead at 61 percent, with DeSantis trailing at 12 percent in the state for the Republican primary. Former Vice President Mike Pence is currently sitting in the third spot with eight percent.

The poll analyzed what the results of the general election would be if it were held today between Trump and Biden. Trump would receive 54 percent of the general vote, with Biden receiving just 34 percent. The undecided portion of Tennesseans came up to 11 percent. 

The poll also ran a general election poll, pitting DeSantis against Biden. DeSantis would get 52 percent of Tennesseans and 36 percent would vote for Biden. Undecided came out to be 11 percent again. 

The two-percent shift in the swing from DeSantis to Trump in the general poll appears to come from a small shift in Democrats who would favor Trump over Biden. 

According to Real Clear Politics polling averages, Trump has increased his lead over DeSantis in the last few months in the Republican primary election. As of July 6, nationally, Trump leads DeSantis 53 to 20.9 percent, with Pence coming in at 6.1 percent and others behind him. 

The first Republican primary debate is set to take place on August 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Questions have arisen as to whether or not some candidates will show up to debate, and it is unclear how it will affect poll numbers. 

Allies to DeSantis have been sounding the alarm about the drop in his polling numbers. A spokesman for a pro-DeSantis PAC said that the campaign has an "uphill battle" to make gains on points that have been lost. 

The poll included 1,120 registered voters from Tennessee, representing both parties, between June 14 and June 22. It included a margin of error of 2.87 percent.
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