The 2024 Republican presidential nomination race is heating up, and former President Donald Trump is again making waves. As per a recent Kaplan Strategies poll, Trump leads the robust field of contenders with 48 percent support from probable voters, reflecting his enduring appeal within the party.
In his typical, forthright style, Trump took to Truth Social to share his views, stating:
“Vivek Ramaswamy is now beating DeSanctimonious [Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.] Christie dead as his stomach band. ‘Aida’ Hutchinson a solid minus 1%. I’m up 44 points!!! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”
Despite not explicitly mentioning the poll, its timing coincided with the Kaplan poll, which revealed that DeSantis and conservative entrepreneur Ramaswamy tied at second place with 12 percent support each. Ramaswamy’s popularity has been growing, as evidenced by his second consecutive week of breaking into double digits in the polls, following his strong performance in Tucker Carlson’s presidential forum event.
The poll also indicated that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and former Vice President Mike Pence each received 5 percent support. Meanwhile, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley obtained 3 percent, and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson secured 1 percent, positioning them as non-threats to Trump. Many analysts consider these candidates to be non-serious contenders in the 2024 presidential race.
Trump’s outspoken and unfiltered commentary, combined with his commanding lead in the polls, demonstrates his unwavering determination and continued prominence in the 2024 Republican presidential nomination race. This resurgence echoes his 2016 presidential campaign, during which he employed witty nicknames and insults such as “Cooked Hillary,” “Tough Guy Jeb,” and “Little Marco,” which undoubtedly played a significant role in securing him the nomination and ultimately the Presidency in 2016.