For months now, and well ahead of last week’s official announcement, American political observers were having a hard time denying that Donald Trump was the presumptive Republican nominee for President – despite the mainstream media’s insistence that he was in some real trouble, both politically and legally.
But this is Teflon Don after all, and there are no shortage of examples of Trump skirting pubic disaster and beating the odds.
Now, with the former President officially back in the race to the White House, a new poll seems to prove that all of these conjured concerns about his political viability are nothing more than cable news nonsense.
Former President Donald J. Trump holds a towering 30-point lead over the rest of the potential 2024 Republican primary field, according to a poll.
In an Emerson College Polling survey released Tuesday, 55.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Trump in the 2024 GOP primary, placing him 30.3 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). The Florida governor garnered 24.8 percent of the response.
Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third place as 7.5 percent of participants said they would back him, and 3.6 percent would support outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the vice chair of the January 6th Select Committee. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) drew support from 3.4 percent of poll participants. While the entire poll surveyed 1,380 registered voters, the question asking poll participants who they would support in the GOP primary had a sample size of 614 respondents.
Trump has already begun to trounce potential rivals such as the aforementioned DeSantis, and this latest polling will undoubtedly provide him with plenty of ammunition for the long road ahead to 2024.