According to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday, former President Trump is the clear favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 if he decides to run again.
Nearly 6 in 10 Republican voters surveyed — 58 percent — say they would vote to put the former president back on the ballot in 2024.
No other potential Republican candidate in 2024 comes close to Trump. Former Vice President Mike Pence comes in a distant second with 13% support among GOP voters, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising star in the Republican Party, receives only 9% support in a primary field that includes Trump.
Meanwhile, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are tied for fourth place with 3% support each.
When Trump wasn’t included in the lineup of potential presidential contenders, Pence took the top spot among Republican voters with 32 percent support in the poll. DeSantis’s support rose to 20 percent, putting him in second place, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bypassed both Haley and Rubio to take third place, with 14 percent support.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey of 1,578 registered voters, including 490 Republicans, was conducted from Sept. 15 to 16. The margin of error for the sample of Republicans is plus or minus 4 percentage points. The poll is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll.
(Source: The Hill)