2024 ELECTION/POLLS/RON DESANTIS: “DeSantis’s deficit in the [2024 Election] GOP presidential primaries stands at more than 37 points in the FiveThirtyEight average, with Trump at 53.1 percent and DeSantis at 15.8 percent.

No nominee has made up that kind of gap since the 1970s, which is when the two parties moved away from deciding their presidential nominees at conventions and toward relying on the will of primary voters.”

-Aaron Blake, “Nobody has lost a primary after holding a lead like Trump’s,” washingtonpost.com, August 1, 2023