Trump is STILL the favorite to be the Republican nominee


Trump is STILL the favorite to be the Republican nominee – despite being blamed for disappointing midterms: New poll shows 47% of GOP and independent voters would back him compared to 33% for DeSantis and just 5% for Pence

  • Former President Donald Trump is still Republicans’ No. 1 pick for the GOP nomination, despite getting blame for the party’s subpar midterm performance 
  • A Morning Consult/Politico survey released Tuesday found that 47 percent of potential Republican primary voters would back Trump 
  • That’s a change of just 1 percent from the 48 percent who said they’d support the ex-president prior to the midterms 
  • But the poll also found growing enthusiasm for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who now receives the support of 33 percent of potential GOP primary voters
  • DeSantis shot up from 26 percent support after soundly beating Democrat Charlie Crist by almost 20 percentage points  

Former President Donald Trump is still Republicans’ No. 1 pick for the 2024 GOP nomination, despite being blamed by a number of leaders for the party’s disappointing performance in the midterms. 

A Morning Consult/Politico survey released Tuesday found that 47 percent of potential Republican primary voters would back Trump, a change of just 1 percent from the 48 percent who said they’d support the ex-president prior to the midterms. 

But the poll also found growing enthusiasm for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who easily won reelection over Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Florida governor and U.S. congressman, by nearly 20 points. 

Thirty-three percent of potential GOP primary voters said they’d back DeSantis after the midterms, up from the 26 percent who said so before the November 8 elections. 

Former President Donald Trump – who is expected to announce a 2024 presidential bid later Tuesday night – is still Republicans’ No. 1 pick for the 2024 GOP nomination, despite being blamed by a number of leaders for the party’s disappointing performance in the midterms

 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' (pictured) support among potential Republican primary voters grew by seven percentage points since last Tuesday's midterm elections, while former President Donald Trump's support remains stable

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (pictured) support among potential Republican primary voters grew by seven percentage points since last Tuesday’s midterm elections, while former President Donald Trump’s support remains stable

Former Vice President Mike Pence, whose memoir is being released Tuesday, stands at just 5 percent support among potential GOP presidential primary voters

Former Vice President Mike Pence, whose memoir is being released Tuesday, stands at just 5 percent support among potential GOP presidential primary voters

In third place among Republican primary voters was former Vice President Mike Pence who was polling at just 5 percent in the latest survey. 

Prior to the midterms, Pence was polling at 7 percent support. 

No other candidate received above 5 percent support in the Tuesday survey – with Trump critics, Rep. Liz Cheney and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan receiving just 1 percent and Sen. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, at 2 percent. 

Polling for the latest survey started November 10, two days after the elections, and concluded on Monday, after Democrats retained control of the Senate and the House remained uncalled. 

The previous survey was conducted from November 2 through 7.  

Both polls had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. 

Trump’s political allies and national media are gathering at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday night for what is being teased as his 2024 presidential campaign announcement. 

Earlier Tuesday, Trump posted to his Truth Social website: ‘Hopefully TODAY will turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of our Country!’ 

Trump has been rattled by DeSantis fever and publicly gone after the popular Republican governor on Truth Social and in statements sent out by his PAC since last Tuesday’s elections. 

In the rallies leading up to Election Day, Trump gave DeSantis a nickname – ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ – as he did for many of his 2016 GOP primary rivals. 

Meanwhile Pence has been back in the news because he’s released a memoir, entitled So Help Me God, and has been making the media rounds. 

The book’s release date is Tuesday – the same day Trump is expected to announce.  



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