Donald Trump appears rather convinced that he is the presumptive GOP nominee for 2024, and it’s unlikely that anything, (or anyone), is going to change his mind.
Trump has entered the race bright and early, to boot, beating out every other contender by at least 2 weeks…and counting.
But there are some pretty obvious names out there in the ether, waiting for their handlers to give them the signal to enter the race, (likely after some alleged Trump scandal, certainly), and a new poll shows us exactly where everyone stands.
The survey asked, “If you had to choose, who would you most prefer to be the Republican nominee for President in 2024?”
Among Republicans, specifically, Trump leads with 36 percent support. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis comes in second with 30 percent support, followed by Donald Trump Jr. (9 percent), former Vice President Mike Pence (8 percent), and Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, all of whom garnered three percent each. Another seven percent remain unsure:
Trump also has a two-point edge among all respondents, but 29 percent remain unsure across the board.
Trump has made several comments about the prospective field in recent weeks.
“I don’t know if he is running. I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly. I really believe he could hurt himself badly,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “I think he would be making a mistake, I think the base would not like it — I don’t think it would be good for the party.”‘
He went on to criticize DeSantis — deeming him “Ron DeSanctimonious” in a statement and on TruthSocial, accusing him of “playing games.”
DeSantis specifically has been meeting with Republican mega-donors, hoping to gauge their interest in his potential run for the White House, clearly drawing the ire of the former President in the process.