A recent Ipsos/Reuters poll conducted in the last weeks of 2021 found that over half of Americans (56%) believe that the economy and the country are headed in the wrong direction – with 63% of independents and 81% of Republicans in agreement.
Of those Republicans surveyed 54% said they would support Donald Trump for the Presidential nomination in 2024, with Ron DeSantis trailing at #2 with 11%.
The full results of the poll can be found here.
Polling is just one part of the picture – the party leadership and fundraising also play a critical role in who the potential frontrunner for nomination in 2024 would be.
The former president’s three main political fundraising committees reported hauling in a combined $82 million during the first six months of the 2021, with over $100 million cash on hand as of the end of July, which was the most recent filing period for the groups. Fueling much of the fundraising are Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and “stolen.”–FoxNews
In addition to a strong fundraising operation headed into the new year, the perception among Republican leadership matters. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Trump would likely have the nomination – if he wants it.
Unless there’s something coming out of left field I don’t see coming, it’s his nomination if he wants it,” Graham told guest host Pete Hegseth on “Hannity” Wednesday. “The Republican base appreciated him. We don’t appreciate all the things he does sometimes. But from a policy point of view, he was the most successful president from a conservative’s point of view since Ronald Reagan.”–FoxNews