A new poll shows that former President Donald​ Trump holds a strong lead over other potential Republican candidates in the 2024 presidential election. The poll, was conducted by Reuters and Ipsos between Dec. 13 and 17. Its findings were released on Friday.

The poll asked 4,407 adults who they would support in the 2024 election. Of the Republican respondents, 54% selected Trump. He leads the next-most chosen Republican candidate by 43 percentage points.

The second-most chosen Republican option was “Not sure,” which was selected by 14% of Republican respondents. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida), the third-most highly chosen Republican option and the next-highest Republican candidate after Trump, was favored by only 11% of Republicans. Former Vice President Mike Pence was chosen by 8% of the Republican respondents.

Other options on the poll were Nikki Haley, the UN ambassador in the Trump administration, who earned fourth place with 4% of Republican support. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) earned 3%. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott each got 2%. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) each got with 1%.


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President Joe Biden has indicated that he will run for re-election in 2024. If he does, a rematch of the 2020 election could occur.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also asked respondents of their familiarity with various politicians. In this section, Biden had 99% familiarity, a slight edge over Trump’s 98%.

Vice President Kamala Harris has a 96% familiarity rating. Cruz has 92% familiarity, Christie has 82% and DeSantis and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg each have 76%.

In terms of favorability, rather than familiarity, 52% of poll respondents favored Biden. This was above Trump’s favorability rating, which was 44%.

Trump has not officially announced another run for the White House. However, he has said he is “thinking about,” and has implied that he will announce a bid soon.

He said in an interview in November of his decision regarding a potential run, “I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms.”

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