A new poll reveals who potential 2024 GOP primary voters want in the race. While former President Trump is the only one who has formally announced a run in 2024, it hasn’t stopped the speculation from swirling. And while Trump is in the lead – that might not be the reason to look into this latest survey. Instead, it could be about who else was voted for.
Main Takeaways: In a January 6-8 2023 survey by the Morning Consult, 4,470 Republican primary voters weighed into a series of questions on the 2024 GOP primaries.
- Former President Trump has remained in the lead for the Republican’s presential nomination contest. He remains in first place with a 46% lead.
- Voters are still warming up to DeSantis which could be bad for Trump as his ratings seem to drop as DeSantis’s seem to rise.
- There could be a crowded field of competition if voters get what they want come February 2024.
Morning Consult’s first poll from this study shows a large field of potential rivals for the former president. This list includes Ron DeSantis, and Mike Pence two that seem like obvious entries at this point. Though a long list of others follow, including Liz Cheney, Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Mike Pompeo, Tim Scott, Kristi Noem, Glenn Youngkin, and a choice of ‘someone else.’
Results: In this survey, Donald Trump received a 46% support rate over the other 11 options. Following Trump, Ron DeSantis received 33% of the voter’s support ranking as the second highest potential candidate. Trump and DeSantis are followed by Mike Pence though he has a significant decrease of support with only 9% of voters supporting him and the other 8 candidates have a variety of 3%, 2% 1%, and 0% of support.