Will Trump support Don Jr or Ivanka in 2024 presidential race? Republican voters 'would want Mike Pence'
Although Trump has still refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, speculation has mounted that the Republican is planning to make another run for the presidency.
A significant percentage of Republican voters would support President Donald Trump backing his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., or his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, for the presidential run in 2024, however, most would want Mike Pence as their presidential pick for the next polls. Although Trump has still refused to concede in the 2020 presidential elections to President-elect Joe Biden despite the latter winning a clear majority, speculation has mounted that the Republican is planning to make another run for the presidency in the next polls.
Speculations of one of his children, either Trump Jr or Ivanka, running for the 2024 presidential run has also increased. Polling suggests that although many Republicans would prefer Trump to run for another term, the notion of one of his children running for the presidency is not entirely opposed by the party voters. A Seven Letter Insight poll, which surveyed 1,500 voters in 2020 between November 10 to 19, stated that over half of the respondents, 52 percent, who identified as Republicans said they would support Trump endorsing one of his children for the 2024 run. However, a greater percentage of Republican voters, 66 percent, stated that they would support Trump running for the presidency again in four years.
The poll also found out that although some respondents backed Trump Jr or Ivanka running for the White House, their more popular pick was Vice President Mike Pence. The poll numbers revealed that their prime preference for the next presidential election would be Trump, followed by Pece, Trump Jr the third choice, while Ivanka was the seventh favored choice after Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
In another poll, Echelon Insights, 465 Republican or GOP-leaning voters were given a list of potential candidates, where they were asked who they would consider supporting for the next presidential elections. The results were similar with Tump coming at the top, where 52 percent said they would back him, followed by Pence with 45 percent backing him for the next White House run, followed by Cruz in the third position with 32 percent and then the president's son Trump Jr. fourth with 22 percent of voters backing his run.
President Trump, when asked in an interview on Fox & Friends in June 2019, whether Pence would have his "automatic endorsement" for the next presidential run, the Republican declined to say anything, and instead commented that they would run together again. "Well, it's far too, look—I love Mike, we are running again, but you're talking about a long time, so you can't put me in that position," he said. "But I certainly would give it very strong consideration. He's a very, very outstanding person." Pence has been tipped to try for a run in 2024, though has not explicitly said he plans to do so."
A survey, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, in October this year had also asked if voters would support the two Trump children in a future presidential election, a significant number of respondents backed Trump Jr narrowly over Ivanka. However, a majority of respondents, however, said that they would not support either. At least 21 percent said that they would vote for Trump Jr, while 17 percent backed Ivanka. However, 63 percent of the respondents said that they would not back Trump Jr, while 68 percent said the same for Ivanka. The poll, which was conducted between October 17 and 18, surveyed a total of 3,150 weighted registered US voters.