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Voters weigh in on potential Trump 2024 running mate

Then-President Donald Trump speaks at an Armed Forces Welcome Ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Harvey)
June 18, 2023

With former President Donald Trump dominating early 2024 GOP primary polls, questions are circulating regarding his potential running mate in the presidential election.

According to a recent News Nation and Decision Desk HQ poll, former Vice President Mike Pence leads several potential Republican running mates for the former president with 15% of the vote. Close behind Pence in the poll was Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina with 13% and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley with 12% of the vote.

Further behind in the poll were Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene with 6%, former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake with 5%, and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik with 5% of the vote.  

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Additionally, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem polled at 3%, former Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon polled at 2% and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds polled at 1%.

The poll also showed that 38% of participants among registered voters preferred “someone else.”

The survey of 1,000 registered voters asked participants to select their preferred hypothetical running mate for Trump in the 2024 presidential election. The poll was conducted May 25-26. News Nation and Decision Desk HQ reported the poll’s margin for error is 3%.

Trump has established himself as a “major player in the 2024 presidential race. As a result, speculation surrounding his potential running mate for the general election is expected to play a major role in the GOP primary election cycle.

The News Nation and Decision Desk HQ poll also revealed that over 70% of registered voters believe the United States is “on the wrong track,” while 53% of registered voters “somewhat disapprove” or “strongly disapprove” of President Joe Biden. The poll also showed that 49% of the participants would consider a third party candidate for president in 2024 if Biden was nominated by the Democrat Party and Trump was nominated by the Republican Party.