(PartiallyPolitics.com) – At a recent rally in Michigan, former President Donald Trump playfully commented on the Republican contenders for the 2024 nomination, insinuating he wouldn’t offer them any roles in his potential future administration.
Speaking on Wednesday night after engaging with striking autoworkers in Michigan, Trump remarked, “Looking at these nomination contenders, they all seem to be seeking a position. Some might even settle for being a ‘secretary of something’ or even the VP.”
He further quipped, “Can anyone spot a potential VP among them? I surely can’t.”
That Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, seven Republican contenders took to the stage: Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota; former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie; Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis; former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley; former Vice President Mike Pence; Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech businessman and political pundit; and Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina.
A recent Fox News poll indicated Trump leading among Republican primary voters with 60% support, a rise from 53% in a previous August poll. DeSantis and Ramaswamy trailed with 13% and 11% respectively. The remaining candidates had single-digit support: Haley at 5%, and Pence and Scott both at 3%. Christie was at 2%, with other candidates garnering less than 1% support.
A new survey by Washington Post/ABC revealed Trump currently has a 10-point lead over President Biden in a direct match-up among voters. If the 2024 election occurred today, Trump would have a 52% to 42% edge over Biden. The same poll highlighted Biden’s approval rating at 37%, with 56% disapproving of his term so far.
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