Nearly 80 percent of Republicans want President Donald J. Trump to seek the White House 2024, according to a Quinnipiac poll from October.
Republicans heavily favor the possibility of Trump returning to the Oval Office in 2024, compared to previous poll results from May. As of October, 78 percent of Republicans want the 45th president to seek a third term, compared to May’s 66 percent.
Renewed support for Trump comes after he gave several strong hints that he plans to run again in 2024. The 45th president has held numerous campaign rallies around the country since leaving the White House in January, fueling speculation that he will run.
“I don’t think we’re going to have a choice,” he told Fox News in September when asked whether he would run for president in 2024.
Trump could possibly face off against Joe Biden or Kamala Harris for the 2024 presidential race. However, Biden, who will be 82 years old in 2024, has not confirmed or denied his plans to run for re-election.
“I’ve become a great respecter of fate in my life,” Biden told reporters in March. “I’ve never been able to plan three and a half years ahead, for certain.”
A Rasmussen poll from late September found that Trump would defeat Biden 51 percent to 41 percent, and Harris 52 percent to 39 percent in a hypothetical 2024 matchup.
If Joe Biden does not run for re-election, Kamala Harris will likely seek the presidency.
Biden told reporters that it was his “expectation” to run for re-election with Kamala Harris on his ticket, although he did not officially confirm his future plans.
Nonetheless, Biden’s support among Americans is dismal. Only 37 percent of Americans support him, while 52 percent do not, according to a Quinnipiac poll, worrying Democrats about their chances of victory in 2022 and 2024.
If President Trump decides against a White House bid, possible Republican contenders could include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, among other prominent GOP politicians.