As speculation continues about who will challenge Donald Trump in 2024, a new poll shows which Americans are leaning toward.
In November, Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president once again. There have been rumors about Nikki Haley, who is reportedly planning on making an announcement on February 15. Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, is also expected to join the race in 2024.
A national survey conducted by the University of Michigan revealed that 64 percent of Republicans would vote for Congressman Ron DeSantis instead of Trump if the election were to come down to two.
A survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire revealed that 42 percent of Republicans support a DeSantis ticket, while 30 percent support Trump. Only eight percent support former South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley.
A survey conducted by the McLaughlin & Associates revealed that only three percent of Republican voters support her.
This comes after Trump criticized his potential rivals, calling out DeSantis and former South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley, for being over ambitious.
During an interview with Hugh Hewitt, a conservative radio host, Trump stated that he thought that Mike Pompeo, Ron DeSantis, and Nikki Haley should not run against him.
"During the interview, Trump stated that he had helped all of the potential challengers, and he believed that Mike Pompeo would never run against him. He also said that the three would be very poorly-polled if they decided to challenge him."
There were reports that claimed that Trump had given his approval for former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to run for president in 2024.
"During the interview, Trump stated that he did not think that she would run against him, as he was the country's greatest president. However, he said that she was too ambitious."
Trump also praised the political success of Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who he claimed had no previous experience before becoming a prominent politician.
"Trump attributed Ron DeSantis' victory in the Florida governor's race to him. DeSantis had already left the race when he approached Trump and asked for an endorsement."
It seems that Trump only has to worry about facing off against DeSantis for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. In several polls, DeSantis has led the 45th president by a wide margin.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Town Hall.