The coming weeks will be political dynamite here in the United States, as the 2024 presidential race begins to come into its own.
Thus far, we have but one official candidate in the race: Former President and presumptive 2024 GOP nominee Donald Trump. He won’t be alone for long, however, as his own former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley appears to be gearing up for her own campaign announcement next week, and there is no doubt in the political world that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will be throwing his hat in the ring in the not-so-distant future.
According to a recent poll, however, these two are going to have their work cut out for them.
Former President Donald Trump is ahead of his potential 2024 Republican challengers by double digits, a Tuesday Morning Consult survey found.
The survey showed Trump leading his closest potential challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), by 18 percent, garnering 49 percent support compared to the governor’s 31 percent.
The rest weren’t even in the same airspace at all.
No other potential challenger comes close, as former Vice President Mike Pence falls to third place with just seven percent support. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, who is reportedly slated to announce a presidential bid this month, comes in fourth place with three percent support, followed by former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) with two percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with two percent. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) saw one percent support, and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin garnered zero percent support.
This seems to be a pattern with Trump of late, and there is little doubt that this information is weighing heavy on those who are still trying to time their own campaign announcements for maximum effect.