While Donald Trump is still ideologically the leader of the party, he struggles to remain the front-runner in the early race for the Republican primaries.
While Trump has already announced in 2024 Presienditial campaign, only President Joe Biden is confirmed to also be running in 2024 at this time. However, Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, and Liz Cheney are speculated to also run for President in 2024.
According to David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, “Republicans … increasingly want Trumpism without Trump.” As a result, many Trump supporters fear this is exactly what Ron DeSantis will bring in 2024, and create the largest roadblock to a Trump Presidency in 2024.
Suffolk University/USA Today polling still shows the post-Midterm election success of Republicans has assisted Ron DeSantis in his potential 2024 Presidental campaign, and the failures have been largely blamed on Trump. However, this ambiguous picture test when considering who to blame for Republicans’ 2022 Midterm woes is exactly that – an ambiguous picture test where you can find whatever you’re looking for, no matter who you choose to blame.