(RepublicanDaily.org) – Former President Donald Trump has posed a “nightmare” scenario for the other GOP primary candidates in the 2024 Presidential, CNN wrote. Trump has reportedly stated that he will refuse to endorse the Republican candidate if he does not win his primary race.
As Trump reportedly created a dilemma for his GOP primary contenders, Fox News polled Americans to gauge their views of the potential candidates.
The current Republican primary candidates are Trump, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, and incumbent Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Other possible prominent candidates include former Vice President Mike Pence and former State Secretary Mike Pompeo, NBC News reported.
Nikki Haley is expected to make a formal announcement of her official candidacy on February 15, Palmetto Politics reported.
Incumbent Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to perform well across a variety of polls. Trump, however, has seen mixed results.
DeSantis outperforms Trump in current Republican polls. A poll by Marquette University found that 64% of Republicans would choose DeSantis over Donald Trump as the primary candidate.
In New Hampshire, which is a critical primary voting state to win, DeSantis currently leads votes as the Republican candidate.
Polls show that Nikki Haley faces “a big uphill climb” for her 2024 presidential bid, Fox News reported.
Trump has “turned on” Governor DeSantis, Haley, and former State Secretary Mike Pompeo, CNN wrote. Pompeo is expected to announce his decision on whether he will run “in the next handful of months,” ABC News reported on January 24. Trump has reportedly made veiled threats to “stigmatize” the brands of these candidates as they prepare for the primary race.
As Trump, DeSantis, Haley, and others join the primary race, other Republicans consider the prospect of a run. Former Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan has expressed “serious consideration” of running, The New York Times reported. Other potential Republican candidates have reportedly taken a “wait and see” approach to whether they will challenge Trump’s candidate.
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