President Donald Trump leads in a hypothetical 2024 Republican primary, with a majority of Republican and Republican-leaning respondents choosing him over other potential contenders, a Tuesday Morning Consult/Politico survey showed.
“If the 2024 Republican primary were being held today, for whom would you vote?” the survey asked among a sample size of 765 registered voters, identified as Republicans or Republican-leaning independent voters.
The president overwhelmingly took first place, garnering 53 percent support. Vice President Mike Pence came in a distant second with 12 percent support, followed by Donald Trump Jr., who saw 8 percent support. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), as well as former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, garnered four percent support. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Tim Scott (R-SC) garnered less than three percent support:
2024 National Republican Primary:
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 24, 2020
The full survey, taken November 21-23 among 1,990 registered voters, has a margin of error of +/- two percent.
While Trump has instructed General Services Administration (GSA) head Emily Murphy to begin the “initial protocols” in transitioning power, he stressed that his case challenging the election results “STRONGLY continues,” and vowed to continue to fight.
“I believe we will prevail!” he said before making the formal announcement:
…fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
Murphy revealed the nature of some of the threats she has received in the weeks following the election, including threats to her family, staff, and pets.
Trump reminded Americans on Tuesday that the GSA “does not determine who the next President of the United States will be”:
Remember, the GSA has been terrific, and Emily Murphy has done a great job, but the GSA does not determine who the next President of the United States will be.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
Over three-quarters of Trump voters, or 79 percent, believe the election was stolen from the president, Politico’s 2020 Voter Priorities Survey found.