A newly released poll from JustTheNews and Scott Rasmussen shows a hypothetical ‘Patriot Party’ led by Donald Trump would win 23% of the vote – six points more than the GOP – in 2024.
Among “very conservative” voters, a substantial portion of the Republican electorate, the Trump party beat out the GOP 55%-24%.
Why it’s news:
- In the wake of the 2020 election, the rumor mill has been overflowing with speculation regarding former President Trump’s future. Being Donald J. Trump, the 45th Commander-in-Chief has plenty of options moving forward.
- The possibility of an entirely new political party is reportedly being considered by Mr. Trump, but top Republicans aren’t counting on it.
What they’re saying:
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News that she has spoken to Trump, and he has given her no indication that a third party is in the works: “I’ve talked to the president (Trump). I’ve talked to others around the president, who are talking to him every day. He’s not going to start a third party.”
- Senior Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller also reiterated to Fox News that Mr. Trump will not be splitting with but fighting for the party in the 2022 midterms.
- Today, during a meeting with Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, Trump confirmed his support for the GOP in 2022.
- A third-party run from Trump could, evidently, destroy the Republican party’s chances in 2024.
- Former President Trump has not yet directly addressed any of the swirling rumors of a third-party run, but no matter what he decides, it is a sure bet that the icon will remain the face of the right-wing well into the next election cycle.