A new Pew Research Center poll made a shocking revelation into the direction Republicans want to see the party in 2024. Despite his continued popularity, a majority of respondents said they do not want Trump to win the Republican presidential nomination again.
According to The Daily Wire:
“Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they would like to see former President Donald Trump continue to be a major political figure for many years to come, including 44% who say they would like him to run for president in 2024,” the poll found. “About one-in-five Republicans (22%) say that while they would like Trump to continue to be a major political figure in the United States, they would prefer he use his stature to support another presidential candidate who shares his views in the 2024 election rather than run for office himself. About a third of Republicans (32%) say they would not like Trump to remain a national political figure for many years to come.”
The results from the poll appear to suggest that a majority of Republicans, about 54%, do not want to see Trump run again in 2024 since responding “Trump should not remain a major national political figure” would likely include being the party’s nominee in 2024.
The poll noted that the number of Republicans who say that Trump should continue to be a major national figure has increased by 10 points since January, from 57% to 67%.
The poll found that the majority of Republicans, nearly two-thirds, say that the party should not accept officials who openly criticize Trump.
While there is still a lot of time between now and the next presidential election, the poll’s consensus should be troubling to Trump who has seen a dip in support since losing in 2020 and being removed from most major media platforms. Rising stars like Ron DeSantis keep gaining in popularity, despite him claiming he’s only focused on winning re-election in Florida, many Americans have expressed they hope he runs for president in the future.