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Former president Donald Trump might have captured an overwhelming percentage of the Republican vote in Tuesday’s presidential primary. However, he was unable to match his own numbers from the last election via MSN.

It has been noted that Eighty-one percent of GOP voters cast their ballots for Trump, significantly less than the 93 percent he won in 2020 primary. It is noted that former GOP candidates Nikki Haley got 14 percent of the vote, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis drawing 4 percent. Though both are no longer in the race, their names remained on the ballot.

DeSantis stated on Wednesday that people shouldn’t read too much into the votes for Haley over Trump because thousands of early mail-in ballots were cast before Haley dropped out. However, analysts nonetheless note that the lower numbers in 2024 could indicate an enthusiasm gap among Republicans as Trump seeks to return to the White House.

“There are some early indicators that Republicans who are opposed to Donald Trump are a little firmer in that position than would be typically true during what we call the consolidation period, when party partisan voters tend to come home,” said Kevin Wagner, chairman of the political science department at Florida Atlantic University.

Wagner stated that it’s impossible to say whether early voters who sent in their ballots for Haley would have changed their vote after she dropped out. But a vote for Haley nevertheless offers some hint at the headwinds Trump might face in the general election, he said.

“Haley was a long shot, almost from the moment that it was a one-on-one,” the professor said. “And so a Haley vote in some ways is always going to be, at least to some extent, a protest vote against the former president.”

Political analysts don’t expect Florida to return to its battleground state status, as GOP voter registration has far surpassed Democrats in the past four years. However, they say Tuesday’s results should ring some warning bells for the Trump campaign.

“The fact that people took the time and effort to vote for somebody who isn’t even in the race makes a strong statement that they want the Trump campaign to make some adjustments,” Susan MacManus, a longtime political analyst and former political science professor at the University of South Florida, said of the Haley votes.

She said Trump’s failure to get more than 80 percent of the vote in most urban counties, including those around cities such as Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, might indicate a weakness among diverse voters as well as suburban moms.

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