Donald Trump Jr. and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis remain the most popular figures within the Republican party surpassing other key GOP leaders, according to a new survey.
Axios released the poll by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates this week showing Donald Trump Jr. as the most popular frontrunner with 55 percent of respondents’ support while DeSantis came in at a very close second place with 54 percent. 800 likely Republican voters participated in the survey conducted in early July.
The survey shows House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy coming in third, with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., trailing behind in third and fourth place, respectively.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came in fifth place followed by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who President Trump has coined a “RINO” for her affinity to part ways with “America First” values.
Just last week, President Trump announced he would meet with Cheney’s potential primary challengers in New Jersey as Republicans gear up for flipping seats in both the House and the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.
“Some highly respected pollsters tell me she’s toast in Wyoming after siding with Crazy Nancy Pelosi and supporting the Democrat Impeachment Hoax,” Trump stated.
The Wyoming congresswoman has been under constant fire in recent months for her anti-Trump rhetoric, tendency to diverge from GOP messaging, and most notoriously, her vote to impeach Trump back in January.
Trump, who is expected to announce an endorsement in the race, also made it clear that it is imperative there only be one GOP challenger to Cheney in order to help the party’s chances of ousting the congresswoman from her post.
The poll results come amid uncertainty as to who will represent the party in 2024, although conservatives across the nation dub both Trump Jr. and DeSantis as top contenders if former President Trump does not run again. If President Trump does run again, there is no doubt he will be the GOP nominee.