Agri-Pulse reports:

Farmers and ranchers believe the nation is on the wrong track, and a strong plurality support electing Donald Trump to another term as president, according to a poll commissioned by AgriPulse of producers across the country.

Some 39% of the 605 farmers surveyed by the Stratovation Group said they would most likely vote for Trump, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis second at 19%, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley third at 13%, and President Joe Biden trailing those three Republicans at 8%. Some 61% of the farmers identified as Republicans, and 45% of those favored Trump, with 25% preferring DeSantis, followed by 18% who favor Haley. Vivek Ramaswamy was the pick of 8%, while former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was selected by only 4%.

Just 10% of the surveyed farmers identified as Democrats, and 62% of them support Biden, while 20% support Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips. Another 18% of farmers identified as independents. Trump was favored by a plurality, but a number of other candidates have their support, including Biden, Haley and DeSantis.

The farmers were asked to rate on a scale of zero to 10 how well they think the country is going; an answer of zero was considered “not at all satisfied,” while 10 was “extremely satisfied.” The average answer was just 2.54. Republican farmers had by far the grimmest view of the country’s state, with an average rating of 1.81, compared to 3.27 for independents and 6 for Democrats.

The survey, conducted online from Dec. 14-22, includes representative samples of farmers and ranchers with at least $100,000 in gross farm income in the Midwest, South and California.

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