(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – According to a Tuesday Morning Consult poll, former President Donald Trump is double digits ahead of any possible Republican rivals in 2024.
According to the poll, Trump has an 18 percent advantage over his most likely rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), with 49 percent support to the governor’s 31 percent.
Mike Pence drops to third place with barely 7% support, well below any other prospective rivals. Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is reportedly planning to declare her candidacy for president this month, is in fourth place with three percent of the vote, followed by former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), both of whom have two percent of the vote each.
Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Mike Pompeo, a former secretary of state, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) all received one percent of the vote, while Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia received zero percent:
2024 National Republican Primary:
T. Scott 1%
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) February 7, 2023
When this poll was conducted on January 7 of this year, Trump had a support rating of 47%, and DeSantis had 33%. The latest statistics show a shift in favor of Trump.
42 percent of Trump supporters would choose DeSantis as their second choice, making him their top choice. Pence was selected by only 16 percent of Trump supporters, who also supported Cruz (9 percent), Haley (4 percent), and Pompeo (4 percent). Similarly, Trump continued to be the top second option among DeSantis voters, with 39% of the vote, followed by Haley (17%), Pence (14%), and Cruz (3%). (7 percent).
Voters for Pence seemed to have a more split preference for the second candidate, as 24 percent went with Trump, 20 percent with DeSantis, and 10 percent with Haley and Cheney.
Trump vs. DeSantis
In a hypothetical head-to-head presidential contest in 2024, the same poll showed Trump ahead of Biden, 43 percent to 40 percent. DeSantis and Biden are equal at 42 percent, according to the survey.
On February 3–5, 2023, 3,549 prospective GOP primary voters participated in the poll.
Trump is the only Republican contender to have officially declared his candidacy as of right now. Still, Haley is apparently planning to do the same on February 15—despite having said last year that she would not challenge Trump.
At the time, she said,
“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would speak to him about it. In the event that a choice has to be taken, “it’s something we’ll talk about at some time.”
Haley talked with Trump, who has verified it, and he advised her to “go by your heart if you want to run,” according to Haley.
He said, “She phoned me and said she’d want to think about it, and I said you should do it.”
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