Poll Rankings and GOP Primary
On Wednesday, Former President Donald Trump jubilantly acknowledged a new poll, highlighting the current standings in the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential primary race. The RMG Research survey positions Trump firmly in first place, securing support from 60% of Republican voters, trailed by entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy at 13%, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a mere 8%.
Ramaswamy’s unexpected ascent to the second spot signifies a notable shift in race dynamics. Despite DeSantis often leading Ramaswamy in national polls, this event underscores a growing trend where Ramaswamy is edging out DeSantis in crucial areas. Just a few weeks ago, another poll indicated that Ramaswamy was surpassing DeSantis in key swing states, adding to the complexity and competitiveness of the primary race.
Trump’s Remarks to DeSantis
In response to the poll results, Trump did not hold back on criticizing DeSantis. He took to his Truth Social network, saying:
“NEW POLL JUST OUT: TRUMP-60%, DESANCTUS-8%. It’s over for Ron DeSanctimonious, now in 3rd place. Ramaswamy now in 2nd. RMG Research. Go home to Florida, Ron, and work on Insurance costs, the highest in the Nation!”
Ramaswamy’s Relationship with Trump
Vivek Ramaswamy, a 38-year-old entrepreneur characterized as “anti-woke,” has emerged as a notable figure in the polls, surpassing DeSantis for the second place. Unlike DeSantis, Ramaswamy has largely avoided confrontation with Trump, a strategy attributed to his supportive remarks toward the former president. This interplay may create an intriguing scenario as the GOP primary advances, with Trump’s influence remaining prominent in the party.
Ramaswamy’s rise within the GOP Primary is remarkable. His Trump-esque rhetoric combined with his youth makes him a captivating candidate. Although Ramaswamy is still considered a long-shot contender, his alignment with Trump has proven to be a tactical advantage, boosting his standing in the polls – potentially boosting Ramaswamy into a position as Trump’s Vice President or even a cabinet member, should Trump triumph in the 2024 election.