Their final days together perhaps weren’t the victorious love story fans had once hoped for.
But it didn’t take long for both Donald Trump and Mike Pence to climb back to the top again.
In a survey of registered Republican voters in the middle of September 2021, Donald Trump was the overwhelming favorite in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. He recorded 58% of the vote, with Mike Pence nabbing 13% and Ron DeSantis rounding out the podium at 9%.
In the version of the poll that didn’t offer Trump as an option, it was Pence that ran away with things at 32%, compared to 20% for Ron DeSantis. In that poll, Texas Senator Ted Cruz took third place with 14%.
The results mean that like it or not, Donald Trump is still at the top of the GOP.
In the words of thehill.com: “Former President Trump is the clear favorite to win the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination if he decides to mount another bid for the White House, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.
Nearly 6 in 10 Republican voters surveyed — 58 percent — say they would vote to put the former president back on the ballot in 2024, suggesting the party is ready and willing to give Trump another chance after his 2020 loss to President Biden.
No other potential 2024 Republican candidate comes close to matching Trump. Former Vice President Mike Pence notches a distant second place with 13 percent support among GOP voters, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising star in the Republican Party, scored only 9 percent support in a primary field that includes Trump.”
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