It would appear that Donald Trump is losing support among Republican primary voters. That’s due to the decline in his fundraising numbers that occurred throughout the past few months.
As a result, Donald Trump has fallen further behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has overtaken the past president in campaign contributions.
A Drop in Figures
Per the campaign funding records, Trump hauled in at least $36 million in the first six months of 2022, a decline from the $56 million he made over the same timeframe the year before.
According to the records, DeSantis raised approximately $45 million during the first half of this year.
Former president Donald Trump’s fundraising slowed in the first half of 2022, falling below $50 million in a six-month period for the first time since he left the White House 18 months ago.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 16, 2022
In comparison, Trump raised under $50 million in the six-month timeframe since leaving the White House.
The latest figures put Trump behind DeSantis, who raised just under half of what DeSantis did in the first part of this year.
Due to the fact the sums raised by Trump’s Save America PAC will not be made public until the latter part of this month, Trump’s totals may be slightly greater than what has been reported.
WinRed is a fundraising platform used by Republicans; thus far, this quarter, the political action committee managed to raise $23,000 by using it.
Donald Trump appears to be losing steam among Republican voters after his fundraising numbers have experienced a dip over the last few months — positioning himself behind @GovRonDeSantis, who has surpassed the former president in donations.https://t.co/1yUARgIZq8
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 16, 2022
The comparison between the two is not without its limitations.
DeSantis is running for reelection, while Trump is not currently engaged in the political process. However, some political strategists believe this could indicate Republican voters are growing tired of the former president.
According to documents filed with WinRed, Trump’s campaign fundraising slowed down in recent months, dropping to an estimated $200,000 a day in the last four months, down from roughly $300,000 a day in September.
This is a significant decrease. However, this may be because donors are shifting their focus to more pressing elections.
Republicans are working to win a majority in Congress in November, rather than focusing on Trump, who has not yet made any announcements regarding his intentions to run for president.
Even though fundraising slowed down, Trump continues to be the preferred choice among Republican voters when competing against other possible candidates in the party.
According to a survey by the New York Times and Siena College, nearly 50 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump if the Republican presidential primary were to be held today.
In contrast, only 25 percent said they would support DeSantis.
Although he is in second place, DeSantis is the Republican candidate who comes closest to Trump, compared to the others running for the nomination.
According to many recent reports, Trump has not officially declared his desire to run for president again.
Still, he recently made comments suggesting it is more of a question of when, rather than if, he will do so. DeSantis has not yet provided any indication regarding his intentions for a presidential run in 2024.