Soon the madness will be upon us, as the 2024 election comes galloping over the horizon, kicking up the political excrement as it stampedes toward our nation.
These things are inherently ugly these days. It’s less about having new ideas as it is about denouncing anything that wasn’t written on the wall by your own political party at their convention, all while fending off the same attacks coming your way. It’s all soundbites and slander with none of the ingenuity that Americans were told that they were famous for back when they were children.
In just a few days’ time, former President and singular GOP candidate thus far will finally have a bonafide target to set his sights on, as his former UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, enters the race.
But, is it really much of a race at all? A new poll seems to suggest not.
Former President Donald Trump is ahead of his potential 2024 Republican challengers by double digits, a Tuesday Morning Consult survey found.
The survey showed Trump leading his closest potential challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), by 18 percent, garnering 49 percent support compared to the governor’s 31 percent.
Everyone else, including the aforementioned Haley, was lagging behind quite remarkably.
No other potential challenger comes close, as former Vice President Mike Pence falls to third place with just seven percent support. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, who is reportedly slated to announce a presidential bid this month, comes in fourth place with three percent support, followed by former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) with two percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with two percent. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) saw one percent support, and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin garnered zero percent support.
The longer that Trump remains alone in the field, the more distance he’ll be able to put between himself and the rest of the pack, but the sooner these potential challengers enter the race, the sooner they’ll start having to burn through their coffers.
If he and his team play this right, Trump could already be on the downhill slope to the finish line while the rest of the field is still getting on the chairlift.
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