According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released this week, former President Donald Trump has a big lead in a crowded field of potential GOP presidential candidates; Trump is up 30 points from second-place DeSantis.
2024 Republican Primary poll:
Donald Trump – 53%
Ron DeSantis – 23%
Mike Pence – 7%
Ted Cruz – 3%
Nikki Haley – 2%
Mitt Romney – 2%
Liz Cheney – 2%
Politico / Morning Consult / 07/15-17https://t.co/2G7LpoFXgr
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) July 20, 2022
From The Morning Consult:
The majority of potential Republican primary voters (53%) say they would support Trump over 15 other candidates who could challenge the former president, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is backed by 23% of the party’s electorate. Among Trump’s supporters, 2 in 3 are entirely sure of their pick, compared with 54% of DeSantis’ supporters.
“I would not be disappointed,” the current president recently told an interviewer when asked about the possibility of a Trump rematch. “The one thing I know about politics and American politics in particular is, there’s no way to predict what’s going to happen.”
Trump shared the poll on TRUTH Social; he hasn’t officially announced a 2024 run —but he’s dropping hints.
“I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after,” Trump told New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi. “You understand what that means?”
“I just think that there are certain assets to before,” he said. “Let people know. I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register. Most of these people. And I think that you would actually have a backlash against them if they ran. People want me to run.”
“Look,” Trump said, “I feel very confident that, if I decide to run, I’ll win.”
Continue reading over at Breitbart News:
Trump maintains a commanding lead over potential 2024 primary contenders, according to a Wednesday Morning Consult/Politico poll. https://t.co/0BMyqykrzG
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 20, 2022