Six out of 10 Republicans want Trump to run for President in 2024, prominent pollster says

Former President Trump is set to make a big announcement tonight, likely about his 2024 run

Updated: November 15, 2022 - 7:44pm

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    Prominent pollster John McLaughlin says that he is reasonably certain former President Donald Trump is all in for a 2024 run, while roughly six out of 10 Republicans want him to run a third time, according to McLaughlin's data.

    "Six out of 10 Republicans wanted President Trump to run again," John McLaughlin said on the John Solomon Reports podcast this week. "If he does run again, they say they support him 77 to18. If he was running against Joe Biden, he was beating Biden 50 to 43. If he was up against Kamala Harris, it would be 52 to 41."

    While the polls seem to indicate that Republicans would prefer former President Trump to be the nominee, McLaughlin acknowledged that the GOP is divided on candidate choices roughly two years out from the next presidential election.

    "The sad part for the Republicans is they were split," McLaughlin explained. "Going into the election while Democrats got behind people like Fetterman, there was a euphemism among unnamed Republicans in the media, who would say it was the quality of the candidates. They didn't like Trump's antics. So we're still having primaries in effect and we're divided when we're trying to take the house and the Senate."

    Trump this week lobbed shots against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on his TRUTH social network, claiming that both governors only won their elections because of him. 

    McLaughlin says that in order for Trump to have a shot at winning the presidency in 2024, he has to renew his brand. 

    "People know what the Trump brand is," McLaughlin explained. "They know he was a good president. If you ask today, among likely voters whether they approve or disapprove of the job he did, the majority of Americans will tell you he did a good job. So you have to start with that and say, 'Remember what I did as president vs. what Biden did'."