Despite everything that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have put former President Donald Trump through, more than half of GOP voters still want to see Trump run and win in 2024.
According to a new Morning Consult poll, 52% of GOP voters want former President Donald Trump to run again in 2024; down only slightly from the 57% that said the same shortly after the Mar-a-Lago raid.
While that number appears to be slightly lower than 57%, which is where the majority stood right after the FBI raided Trump’s private residence at Mar-a-Lago, it makes the former president a favorite over the prospective 2024 GOP primary field, Politico reported. Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is at just 19% as the runner-up in the poll.
“It is so obvious this is a political stunt designed to stop the president from running in 2024,” Peter Navarro, former Trump White House trade adviser, said of the raid. “They might have been able to get away with it if they hadn’t killed the economy.
“But that is the dealbreaker, juxtaposed against their history of going after a man who did nothing but save jobs.”
As reported by Newsmax, DeSantis has gained just 1 point in the poll amid recent attacks on Trump.
“I don’t think there’s any stunt that DeSantis can attempt that will dislodge Trump as the clear front-runner in this race at this point,” a Trump adviser told Politico. “With Trump at the center of the Democrat media hate machine, it’s going to be nearly impossible to dislodge him from Republican voters.”
Trump has raised funds off the attacks, but President Joe Biden and his fledgling administration remain the best advocate for the former president.
“In Washington, we are obsessed with talking about issues that real voters don’t worry about,” Republican strategist Corry Bliss told Politico. “In the real world, people care about how much their groceries cost, how much crime is in their community, and they blame one thing and one thing only, and that’s Joe Biden.”
The top issues for midterm voters:
- Economic issues: taxes, wages, jobs, unemployment, and spending – 42%
- Border – 12%
- Abortion – 12%
Of those key issues, only abortion animates the leftist voters.