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Why Trump is so hard to beat

By Nate Cohn

31 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Donald Trump currently leads his nearest rival, Ron DeSantis, by 37 points in the Republican primary race, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll. This is significant as no candidate who has led by at least 20 points at this stage has ever lost a party nomination in the history of modern presidential primaries.

In the half century of modern presidential primaries, no candidate who led his or her nearest rival by at least 20 points at this stage has ever lost a party nomination.

Today, Donald Trump’s lead over Ron DeSantis is nearly twice as large: 37 points, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of the likely Republican primary electorate released Monday morning.

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