It may be nearly four years until the 2024 presidential election, but political handicappers are already sizing up the field for the Republican party.
While it is unknown whether former President Donald J. Trump will mount another White House run, he would likely be the runaway favorite if he does. However, any GOP candidate will likely have massive support given the Biden-Harris’s regime’s growing unpopularity.
According to polling data put together by analytics firm Echelon Insights, Trump would indeed be the top choice among Republicans if he chooses to launch a comeback bid with 41 percent of Republican-leaning voters backing him if the primary were held today
If Trump doesn’t run, then the polling shows that former Vice President Mike Pence is currently in the lead with 21 percent, doubling that of Senator Ted Cruz who clocks in at 10 percent although criticism over his trip to Cancun during the Texas power crisis could cut into that.
Coming in third, it’s a tie between Donald Trump Jr. and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis’ star power currently rising over his state’s successful handling of the COVID crisis while not sacrificing the economy.
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley comes in at 6 percent although she is viewed with disgust and suspicion by Trump supporters after she stabbed the former president in the back and crowed about his political demise in an interview with Politico.
The ambitious Haley sought a meeting with Trump last week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida but was rejected, hardly a good omen for her presidential aspirations.
Treacherous RINO and failed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romey comes in with 4 percent despite his petty ongoing vendetta against Trump.
In 2012, he choked away a winnable election against Barack Obama, which lead to the four more years of hell and lasting damage inflicted upon the nation in the 44th president’s second term.
Of any potential candidate, Mitt is far and away the most likely one to squander another golden opportunity against Biden.
Then there are the long shots including Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Never Trump Senator Ben Sasse, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem who are all at 2 percent.
Then there are the bottom feeders including former Ohio Governor John Kasich who is polling at a dismal 1 percent. However, as we saw in 2016, he isn’t easily discouraged.
Senators Tom Cotton and Rand Paul are also listed at 1 percent as is Massachusetts Governor Larry Hogan.
Former Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo who did an outstanding job under Trump and helped to bring stability to the volatile Middle East rounds out the field and is also at 1 percent.
2 percent of respondents picked somebody else.
By far the majority of respondents, a considerable 26 percent were unsure which is only natural at this very early stage in the game.
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