Former President Donald Trump wields incredible influence over the Republican party, which has been proven time and time again since his departure from the White House.
Adding to the proof that support for the 45th president is still very much alive and well across the country is a new McLaughlin & Associates survey which, according to the Washington Examiner, clearly revealed Trump is the top choice for Republicans for the 2024 ticket.
The survey covered a lot of hypothetical ground for the upcoming 2024 election, with the former president landing impressive responses, making his potential third run for the presidency more promising than ever.
Roughly three-quarters of Republican voters want Trump to make another run for the presidency, making clear that he remains the top choice. The poll also revealed that 83% of Republican voters would cast their vote for Trump in the next presidential election.
As far as the Republican primaries are concerned, Trump easily took home a gold medal in that category, too. In a hypothetical matchup with potential GOP contenders such as former Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Trump leads the pack — by a longshot — with 57% of support.
Pence managed to garner 10% of support, DeSantis picked up 8% of support and former United Nations Ambassador Niki Haley managed to scrape up 5% of support. Others, such as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and South Dakota Gov. Krisit Noem (R), hovered around the 1% range.
Embattled Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the anti-Trump GOP lawmaker who recently lost her number three leadership position in the lower chamber, was added to this year’s poll and received roughly 1% of support.
John McLaughlin and Jim McLaughlin, the men behind the company that conducted the latest survey, appeared excited about the results, writing “boom, boom!” in their statement regarding the data.
“All the relentless attacks against President Trump have backfired and will continue to backfire. No wonder the Democrats have moved on from impeachment to hoping for new phony indictments,” the brothers wrote. “They must have the same numbers in their polls. The voters want results, but not the kind that they are getting from [President Joe] Biden and Harris.”
The poll also dove into the minds of Democratic voters, which gave America hint of what could happen on the left side of the political aisle in 2024. A slight majority — at 51% — of those who voted for President Joe Biden don’t believe he’ll make it through full term and that Vice President Kamala Harris will be the president by election day of 2024.
Though there’s nothing on paper yet that suggests that will be the case, even if it were to happen, Trump still bests Harris in the 2024 election among voters in a 49% to 45% win — at least according to the survey’s results.
There’s a lot of time between now and November 2024, but if these numbers hold up, it would appear that Trump has a solid shot at victory should he choose to jump in the race.