2024 may seem far away, but President Donald Trump is already whittling down the field of potential opponents one by one. According to a new poll from the Economist/YouGov, among Republican and Independent/Republican-leaning respondents, President Trump is still the top choice for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2024.
Per their results, 44 percent would like to see Trump as the nominee, while 32 percent would like to see Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
The results of this poll are similar to the most recent Morning Consult poll, which found that 48 percent of Republican voters preferred Trump as the nominee to DeSantis, who garnered 31 percent of support.
According to Interactive Polls, YouGov’s research has revealed that Trump has consistently regained staggering momentum in the aftermath of the 2022 midterm elections, with 45 percent of Republicans saying they would like to see Trump run for president again on Dec. 10, 2022. When polled on Dec. 17, 2022, 49 percent said they would like to see Trump run again.
On Jan. 14, 2023, 59 percent of respondents indicated that they would like to see the 45th president once again make a bid to reclaim the White House.
According to YouGov, only 5 percent of voters prefer former Vice President Mike Pence and only 3 percent indicated that they would like to see Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as the nominee.
Another new poll from Harvard CAPS-Harris has found that Trump is, yet again, the number one choice for Republican voters for the presidential nomination in 2024. This survey found that a whopping 48 percent of Republican voters would like to see Trump as the nominee, while 28 percent said they would like to see DeSantis. Pence netted 7 percent of support, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., netted 3 percent, and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley managed to snag 3 percent of support in that poll, as well.
Impressively, the survey also found that in a head-to-head matchup, Republican respondents preferred Trump as the nominee with 55 percent, compared to DeSantis, who netted 45 percent of support.