Elise Stefanik, the chairwoman of the House GOP Conference and a representative from New York, told Breitbart News that Trump is the undisputed front-runner for the Republican nomination in the Empire State and that the “Trump freight train is traveling full speed forward” to a primary and a general election victory.
According to a Sienna College survey released this week, 60% of New York’s Republicans support former President Trump’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for president, 32% of respondents back a different politician or announced candidate, and 8% are still unsure about their voting intentions.
The remaining 32 percent of the vote is split between seven other candidates, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis receiving the majority with 28 percent, he was followed by former VP Mike Pence with 14 percent. Eight percent of respondents support former governor Nikki Haley, while six percent support former congresswoman Liz Cheney. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is supported by another 4% of voters, former governor Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) by 2%, and governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) by 1%.
In a statement to Breitbart News, Stefanik said of the survey, “As I foretold months earlier, the Trump freight train, which is fueled by the people of American, is traveling full speed forward to an enormous primary victory and a historic takedown of Joe Biden. As he works to save America, I’m happy that I have served as President Trump’s first and most ardent supporter.”
Before Trump officially declared his campaign, she backed him back in November.
According to the study, Trump has more support from Republicans in New York than President Biden does from Democrats in the Empire State. Although the majority of Democrats who responded (56%) want Biden to be selected as the nominee, 40% feel that “the party ought to elect a different candidate.”
The three senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Vice President Kamala Harris have the highest support from the 40 percent of voters who want someone else, with 10 percent of the vote apiece. Pete Buttigieg, the secretary of transportation, has the fourth-best support with 6%, followed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) at 2% and Governors Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) at 1%. 51 percent more people are unsure.
In New York, 810 registered voters were sampled by Sienna College between May 7 and 11, with a 4.1 percentage point margin of error.