(Big League Politics)Polling commissioned by Reuters shows former President Donald Trump with a majority of support from likely 2024 GOP primary voters, a political position that shows Trump all but assured to gain the party’s nomination.
The Reuters poll, released Wednesday, shows Trump with a 54% majority of support. Florida governor Ron DeSantis is the closest competitor, gaining a distant 11% support. Ex-Vice President Mike Pence follows in third with 8% support.
The poll also shows Biden with a split job performance approval and disapproval of 48% each, a figure far more amenable to the establishment Democrat than other polling on presidential job approval. Americans across party lines strongly disapprove of Biden’s weak job performance on the economy and immigration. The poll’s sample skewed slightly towards Democrats- with members of the liberal party identifying as 45% of poll respondents, slightly higher than the national share of Democrat voters.
Much can happen in two years, but President Trump has suggested the only way he’d eschew a 2024 comeback campaign would be if a doctor presented him with negative medical advice. Reports from sources close to Trump suggest he’s inclined to wait some time before announcing his return candidacy, content to support MAGA Republicans as a former President rather than an active candidate for office during the 2022 midterms.
If Trump were to be renominated by the Republican Party and win the 2024 presidential election, he’d become the second US president to serve non-consecutive terms on the presidential throne, following after Grover Cleveland, a Democrat who served two separate terms around the turn of the 20th century.
Only liberal Republican Chris Christie has suggested he’s likely to run, with a Trump victory in a GOP 2024 primary campaign possibly a foregone conclusion.