Tulsi Gabbard wins New Hampshire Republican VP poll

 May 25, 2024

While former President Donald Trump has yet to confirm who will serve as his running mate, observers have suggested a number of high-profile Republican names.

Yet a recent poll revealed that the vice presidential frontrunner among Granite State voters isn't even a member of Trump's party. 

Tulsi Gabbard preferred by 24% of poll respondents

According to Fox News, the survey was carried out by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center among voters who do not back President Joe Biden.

It found that nearly one out of every four would like to see former Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard join Trump on the GOP ticket.

That figure put Gabbard a full seven points ahead of businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who was favored by 17% of respondents.

Meanwhile, South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis garnered the support of 13% and 9% respectively.

Gabbard says her former party is run "by fanatical ideologues who hate freedom"

South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem was supported by 6% of respondents, whereas former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley came in last at 5%.

Fox News recalled how Gabbard finished out her final congressional term in January of 2021 and then left the Democratic Party the next year.

The former lawmaker complained in an interview with host Tucker Carlson that her former party has been taken over "by fanatical ideologues who hate freedom."

"They despise the Constitution. They actively find ways to undermine our God given rights enshrined in the Constitution, like freedom of speech, if you say something and I say something that they don't like," she went on to add.

Trump says there "a pretty good chance" VP will be announced at convention

Meanwhile, The Hill noted that a question concerning who Trump may choose as his running mate came up during an interview on Thursday with Scripps News.

"What are the chances you will announce your vice president pick while in Milwaukee, at the convention?" host Charles Benson asked the former president.

"That's probably a pretty good chance, I would say. I don't say anything's 100 percent, but you're getting pretty close. I'll be doing it in Milwaukee, we'll be — we're gonna have a great time," Trump replied.

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