Trump Crushing His Competition

Former President Donald Trump

( – Former President Donald Trump has a decisive lead in a potential contest for the 2024 presidential nomination of the Republican Party, with none of the other likely bidders coming even close, a new public opinion poll has found.

The survey by Harvard-Harris asked GOP voters who they would vote for if the 2024 Republican primary were held today.

Besides the 45th President of the United States, the other listed potential nominees were Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, Trump’s ex-Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Texas US Senator Ted Cruz, Florida US Senator Marco Rubio, South Carolina US Senator Tim Scott, and Trump’s ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

An outright majority of the polled Republican voters – 52% – said they would vote for Trump in a hypothetical GOP presidential primary.

The only other Republican bidder to get voter support in the double digits is Ron DeSantis, and at 19% support, he is trailing Trump by 33 points.

All the other potential candidates for the 2024 presidential nomination of the GOP remained with single-digit backing, with Mike Pence ranking third with 7% and Nikki Haley coming in fourth with 5%.

The “I don’t know” option proved more popular than Pence or Haley, with 9% of the voters choosing it.

The poll found that if Trump, for some reason, stays out of the 2024 Republican primary, DeSantis emerges as the leader with 34% support.

In that scenario, Mike Pence is second with 19%, followed by Haley and Ted Cruz, who share the third spot with 7% support each.

The same poll also included registered Democrat voters and demonstrated that Trump’s support among Republicans is much bigger than Biden’s support among Democrats.

Only 31% of the Democrat voters said they would vote for Joe Biden in a 2024 primary contest.

In a potential Trump – Biden matchup in the 2024 presidential election, the poll found Trump to have 45% support vs. 41% for the Democrat incumbent.

The Harvard-Harris survey was carried out on July 27-28 and polled 1,885 registered voters.