According to the Economist/YouGov poll, prior to the midterm elections, 60% of Republicans wanted Trump for 2024.
Now, by contrast, only 47% support him to, a 13-point drop, evidenced both among conservatives aligned with the MAGA (Make America Great Again) movement and among those who do not.
With the prospect of a showdown between Trump and DeSantis who won re-election past week by a nearly 20%, the numbers also look so bad for Trump: Republicans prefer Trump (46%) compared to DeSantis (39%).
Trump announced on Tuesday his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 at an event with media hype at Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
However, Trump is currently in a too different position than he was as he started his presidential race in 2015, as he is the subject of several legal investigations that seek to determine his involvement in the Capitol Hill insurrection, as well as the alleged criminal handling of government records.
GOP prominent members, on the other hand, judged Trump´s influence in midterms as harmful, when many contenders “sponsored” by him lost, and even considered that he should stay away from the political scene.