Mike Pence leads Donald Trump Jr. by a whopping 14 points in latest poll for 2024 Republican Primary

According to the survey conducted by Leger, 31 percent of Republican respondents said they would opt for Pence, while 17 percent said they'd pick the president's son


                            Mike Pence leads Donald Trump Jr. by a whopping 14 points in latest poll for 2024 Republican Primary
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A new poll has reportedly put Vice President Mike Pence ahead of Donald Trump Jr. by 14 points in the 2024 Republican primary. According to the survey conducted by Leger, 31 percent of Republican respondents said they would opt for Pence as their first choice in the 2024 race. Meanwhile, 17 percent said they'd pick the president's son.

The poll also listed the odds for other potential candidates in 2024, with 11 percent of GOP respondents saying their first choice is former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, 9 percent choosing Utah Senator Mitt Romney, 8 percent choosing Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and 7 percent going for Fox News host Tucker Carlson, per Newsweek. Leger conducted the survey from August 4 to 7 and recorded responses from 1,202 Americans, including 1,041 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Vice president Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

The poll found that 30 percent of all respondents, regardless of political party affiliation, picked Romney as their first choice. Meanwhile, 18 percent chose Pence and 9 percent were for Haley. That said, the survey also asked respondents to pick a candidate for the 2024 Democratic primary if presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden was not on the ballot. According to the results, twenty-one percent of Democratic respondents picked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as their first choice. Meanwhile, 19 percent chose California Senator Kamala Harris and 16 percent said they would vote for former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Among Democrat voters, "20 percent said Cuomo, while Buttigieg and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang both received 14 percent. Thirteen percent chose Harris, 9 percent chose New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and 8 percent chose Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar," Newsweek reported. Furthermore, the poll also asked voters about the November elections. It found fifty-one percent of respondents favored Biden at the time of writing, while President Donald J. Trump received 42 percent of the support. Meanwhile, Libertarian Party candidate Jo Jorgensen and rapper megastar Kanye West both received 3 percent.

A number of national polls have placed Biden at a significant lead over Trump. Real Clear Politics' latest average of several nationally conducted polls shows the former vice president leading by 7.4 points.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Getty Images)

A recent Politico-Morning Consult national poll concluded that presidential hopeful West's support amongst Black voters was at just two percent amid reports that he met with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Figures released on Wednesday showed the rapper barely garnering support from voters as he struggles to qualify for the presidential ballot in a number of states for his last-minute entry into the White House race. Biden held a 9-point lead over Trump in that poll, which stands at 49 percent to 40 percent respectively. On the other hand, West garnered support from just 2 percent of respondents - 7 points behind the 9 percent of respondents who said they have “no opinion."

West has reportedly been receiving help from Republican operatives in a couple of states, including Wisconsin and Ohio, where he has successfully filed paperwork to appear on the ballot. Last week, the rapper said in an interview he wasn't "denying" that his campaign sought to hurt Biden's chances at the presidency.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has strongly denied having anything to do with West's campaign. “We have no knowledge of anything Kanye West is doing or who is doing it for him,” said Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for the Trump campaign.

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