The Trump-endorsed GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, JD Vance, has pulled ahead in polling, according to a new survey from Emerson College.
Per Breitbart, the poll revealed that 45 percent of surveyed respondents would prefer to vote for Vance versus his Democrat opponent, Tim Ryan.
Vance was endorsed by President Trump in April, who told Ohioans in a statement, “J.D. Vance may have said some not-so-great things about me in the past, but he gets it now…it is all about winning.”
Vance was once an outspoken critic of Trump. Still, the 45th president has extended an olive branch to the Senate hopeful, who is additionally well-known as the author of Hillbilly Elegy.
In June, Trump held a Save America rally in Delaware, Ohio, to stump for Vance, telling the crowd, “He’s a guy that said some bad sh*t about me…he did. But you know what? Every one of the others did also. In fact, if I went by that standard, I don’t think I would have endorsed anybody in the country…ultimately, I put that aside…We have to pick somebody that can win.”
Per Breitbart, following the FBI’s shocking raid of Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, 39 percent of Ohioans reported that they are even “more likely” to vote for Trump himself if he runs for president again in 2024, illustrating broad support for the GOP ticket.
As previously reported by RSBN, JD Vance’s campaign experienced a 300 percent increase in online donations following the golden political endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Vance was also endorsed by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in August. “Every Senator plays a crucial role in shaping the future or our Nation,” Pompeo stated in his endorsement. “Now more than ever, we need leaders like JD to fight for the America First movement in the Senate.”