Mike Pence’s four years as Vice President ended with friction between himself and President Trump.
But Pence had plans to run for president in four years.
And Mike Pence could not believe what he just found out about succeeding Donald Trump.
The big question hanging over Republican Party politics for 2024 is if Donald Trump will run for a second term.
If Trump runs for a second term, Trump will enter the race as the overwhelming favorite.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump won 55 percent of the vote on the presidential straw poll ballot that he appeared on.
An Echelon Insights poll also showed 55 percent of GOP voters would support Trump if he ran for president in 2024.
Mike Pence got just one percent of the vote in the CPAC straw poll on both the ballot where Donald Trump appeared and the ballot where Trump did not.
But in the Echelon Insight poll where Trump was not on the ballot, Pence won 21 percent and was the top choice of GOP voters.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis placed second and third.
Mediaite reports, “Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis both seem to be possible contenders for 2024, but former Vice President Mike Pence more than doubles them both with a stable hold on 21 percent of the vote.”
In the CPAC straw poll, Governor DeSantis won a surprisingly strong 21 percent even with Trump on the ballot and won the poll where Trump did not appear with a dominating 43 percent of the vote.
Even in the Echelon poll, Pence’s 21 percent is built largely on name recognition.
21 percent of the vote is incredibly low for a former sitting Vice President.
Right now the Republican gathering momentum is Governor DeSantis.
Governor DeSantis kept schools and businesses open while rejecting mask mandates despite all hysteria and inaccurate warnings by the Dr. Faucis of the world.
Instead, Florida managed the pandemic, had a better per capita death rate than blue states like New York and California and managed to keep its economy intact while protecting the vulnerable and overseeing a successful vaccine distribution plan.
At this stage of the game, polls are meaningless and merely measures of how many people have heard of you.
Pence served as Vice President for four years and Ted Cruz was the runner-up in the last Republican primary.
It is natural they would place first and second in a way too early GOP primary poll.
Should Donald Trump not run for president, the GOP field is beginning to take shape with an obvious top tier.
Mike Pence would start in that group.
But even though he was Donald Trump’s Vice President, he would not start out as the chosen successor.
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