Despite recent conclusions by the Jan. 6 House Select Committee, a new survey indicates that former President Donald Trump is still the front-runner for the Republican party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
A Morning Consult poll released Tuesday asked 4,470 potential Republican primary voters who they would vote for if the 2024 primary were held today. At least 46% of voters nominate Trump as their candidate, with Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) ahead of him at 33%, former Vice President Mike Pence at 9%, and former Congressman ahead of the vote. . Liz Cheney (Republican, Wisconsin), 3%.
Morning Consult also found that the percentage of Republican primary voters who support Trump’s run in 2024 has fallen from 50% to 46% since December. In contrast, support for DeSantis increased from 30% to 33% over the same period.
The poll also asked President Joe Biden who he would vote for in a virtual match if he ran for re-election in 2024.
In the head-to-head between Biden and Trump, 44% said they would vote for Biden’s re-election, and 41% said they would support Trump.
In contrast, 43% said they would support Biden, and another 43% said they would support DeSantis if the 2024 presidential election were held today.
In terms of how positive voters view the candidate, Trump and DeSantis have him at 73%. However, only 12% said they had a negative opinion of Florida’s governor, and 26% said they had a negative opinion of Trump.
The results of the Morning Consult poll differ from those of other polls that asked pollsters who they would support in a two-man race between DeSantis and Trump. According to FiveThirtyEight, an average of head-to-head polls taken since the midterms show 48% voted for DeSantis and 43% for Trump.
The publication did point out that Trump continues to lead national polls where there are more than two contenders. According to the average of the surveys, Trump has 41% of the vote while DeSantis has 31%.
DeSantis has not yet made public his 2024 plans, but Trump formally declared his fresh White House bid in November.
Trump’s involvement in an insurrection, which violated the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, was brought up by the House Select Committee looking into the attack on the Capitol on January 6. The committee recommended that Congress take this recommendation into consideration and forbid Trump from running for office again. It is uncertain whether he can still run for president as a result.