Despite holding rallies as part of a cross-country speaking tour, former President Donald Trump has yet to officially say whether he intends to make another White House run in 2024.
However, the results of a recent poll suggest that Trump will have little trouble securing the Republican nomination should he decide to take it.
Most Republican voters back Trump
Townhall has reported that a survey conducted by Zogby Analytics among likely Republican voters between May 24 and May 25 found that 53.9% would vote for Trump in a primary contest compared with 46.1% who supported another candidate or were undecided.
“Even though former President Donald Trump has yet to officially announce his 2024 presidential candidacy, he still dominates the GOP as a kingmaker and the most recognizable name in Republican politics,” the firm said.
“Donald Trump continues his hold on the Republican Party. If he decides to run, he will be the nominee. He is the ‘Teflon Don,'” it continued
Zogby dismissed suggestions that Congress’ televised hearing on January 6 will dent Trump’s appeal to Republican voters, saying that it “does not matter what side show Congress puts on” because “he for better or worse is the GOP right now.”
Although Trump did best among voters in the South, where he was backed by 58% of respondents, the former president also garnered strong support in that East (55%) and was favored by 50% of those in the West and Great Lakes regions as well.
When voters were broken down by age, Trump got the most support from those between 50 and 64 (60%). However, he was also favored by 43% of those aged 18-24.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in at a distant second place
While he did best among voters in suburban (54%) and rural areas (57%), Trump also carried a plurality of voters in urban areas (49%).
There was no appreciable gender gap in Trump’s support, as the poll found that he was favored by 53% of men and 54% of women.
Trump’s closest competitor in the poll was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who came in at a distant second with a support level of 11.5%.
Yet when Trump was removed as an option, DeSantis jumped up to first place with his support growing to 26.9%. He was trailed by former Vice President Mike Pence, who was supported by 22.7% of poll participants.