Donald Trump, at the moment, is the only Republican candidate for 2024. But does that make him the frontrunner? Many Republican politicians seem to think so. In the weeks after his big announcement, there was relative silence. Now, a few figures are coming out in support of the former president.
From Just the News:
Former President Donald Trump is picking up early 2024 endorsements from Republican lawmakers and other political figures…
House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik has endorsed Trump for president, referring to him as the “leader” of the GOP…
GOP Rep.-elect Max Miller of Ohio said he supports Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination.
It appears several House Republicans have come out to support Trump’s 2024 primary run. But their tune might change, once the voters have their say. Because this is the latest poll to cast doubt on Trump’s chances.
From Daily Wire:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) holds a 20-point lead over former President Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential primary, according to a new poll from Marquette University Law School…
Trump trails Biden by 10 points, the poll found, a gap that grew by two points since the start of 2022.
When asked the question: If it were a choice between just the two of them, who would you prefer as the Republican nominee for president in 2024:
Donald Trump 40%
(Among Republican & ind leaning Reps)
— Charles Franklin (@PollsAndVotes) December 1, 2022
These are hard numbers to ignore. Trump has the advantage, being a former president with endorsements from established politicians. But a growing movement seems to show that voters are favoring Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis was one of the few Republicans who had a fantastic 2022 midterm season. He has effectively flipped Florida from a “swing” state to a strong red state. He is a strong conservative who has fought Biden and Hollywood–and won.
On top of that, he can be bold and uncompromising (like Trump) but capable of restraint and diplomacy (unlike Trump). He might become the best, most attractive candidate–considering how much bad blood the MSM has spread against Trump over the last six years.
Other recent polls have suggested that the majority of Republican voters have moved on from Trump. Even those who voted for him in 2020 are now eyeing DeSantis as the 2024 nominee.
But does this mean Trump is out and DeSantis is in? That all comes down to two factors: if DeSantis runs and–most importantly–what voters decide.
- Several notable Republican politicians have voiced their support for Trump’s 2024 run.
- But a new Marquette University Law School poll shows DeSantis beating Trump by 20 points.
- More and more Republicans are backing DeSantis, ever since his major victories in November.