Former President Donald Trump is poised to take the GOP by storm once again.
A recent poll from Morning Consult found that looking ahead to the 2024 presidential race, Trump is “leading 48% to former Vice President Mike Pence’s 13% among GOP voters,” the Washington Examiner reported Saturday. “They were the only prospective Republican candidates in the double digits. The majority of the field failed to crack 5% of the vote,” the Examiner noted.
Trump is openly considering another run for the White House, but has not officially committed to it. Despite this, the poll reveals that the former president is still firmly in the lead heading into the 2024 campaign season — and some say he’ll have a big impact on the 2022 midterms, too.
“I am not yet convinced that Donald Trump really does want to run again in 2024,” conservative commentator Erick Erickson remarked, according to the Examiner. “I am convinced he can’t let anyone know he’s not inclined to because he needs that 2022 clout. The moment he says he’s not running is the moment the Republican Party starts looking for a replacement.”
As for 2024, the Morning Consult poll showed former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz currently hold the support of just 4% of GOP voters, the Examiner said, “the same as Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, and three points behind Donald Trump Jr. Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC] is at 2%.”
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