The Trump presidency immensely benefited not just the country, but also the Republican Party as a whole. America First policies under Trump created energy independence, low taxes, management of immigration, and a host of other things that are absent with Biden in power.
Despite the noise from anti-Trump conservatives, the vast majority of the GOP remains on board with the 45th president. In fact, House Republicans are working with the former president so that Democrats no longer have the House majority after 2022.
There’s a lot happening in politics right now and GOP pollsters are eager to keep up with all of it. However, reports from Washington Examiner indicate that Republican pollsters have very mixed feedback when it comes to the GOP’s views on Trump vs. the GOP’s views on Trump running for president again.
The Reports from GOP Pollsters
Republican pollsters ultimately state that while conservatives are strongly supportive of Trump and his policies that put America First, they’re a little shakier on whether Trump should run for office again in 2024.
The America First party that Trump transformed.
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— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) May 17, 2021
Brock McCleary, a conservative pollster who also provided advice to the Trump 2020 campaign, elaborated on this point. McClearly says there’s no doubt that the former president’s “working-class populism” is revered in the GOP; however, the Republican pollster also maintains that some conservatives like Trump, but also want another leader to take the mantle in 2024.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing everything RIGHT in Florida !!
I hope he is our president someday soon.
— Ava Armstrong, Author (@MsAvaArmstrong) May 14, 2021
Frank Luntz, another Republican pollster, explains that two things can be true at once. Republicans can love Trump and his policies, yet support a different candidate running for the GOP nomination in 2024. However, there are certainly folks within the Republican Party who are supportive of Trump and supportive of him seeking a second term again in the next presidential election.
Keeping an Eye on 2024
For now, Americans will simply have to wait and see what happens in the 2024 presidential election.
At this time, Trump has not formally committed to seeking a second term in the 2024 race; however, he also hasn’t expressly ruled this out. The former president did state earlier this month that he believes his base will be pleased once he makes a decision regarding the next presidential election.
In Florida, we will always stand behind our officers and mourn those who have fallen in the line of duty. Their legacies will never be forgotten.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 16, 2021
Other mainstream conservatives are viewed as viable candidates for the 2024 Republican nomination. Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is one prime example. DeSantis’ rejection of government overreach and his ban on vaccine passports has led to immense popularity with the conservative base.
DeSantis has furthermore sparred with Biden in the media on a few occasions. Because of the Florida governor’s consistently principled leadership, many are supportive of him running for president in 2024. On social media, for example, there are already several pages backing a DeSantis 2024 candidacy.
What do you think about what Republican pollsters said regarding GOP support for Trump vs. GOP support for a Trump 2024 candidacy? Sound off in the comments section below.