Polls out Sunday from Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina show former President Donald Trump maintaining commanding leads across the three early states in the GOP primary while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped to third place in South Carolina.
The three surveys show a diminished DeSantis sliding further and further—this is the first time he has not been the second place candidate in any survey this year, national or state-level—and a continually dominant Trump.
The South Carolina poll shows former Gov. Nikki Haley—who also served as Trump’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations—moving past DeSantis into second place. The Iowa and New Hampshire surveys, while still showing DeSantis in second place, showing other candidates creeping up scarily close behind him suggesting they are about to overtake him there too.
The South Carolina poll, conducted by Fox…