Mike Pence’s political future has been up in the air since the 2020 election.
Trump supporters feel like they’ve been stabbed in the back and the establishment hates his past of defending Trump.
But Mike Pence was shocked when he got this news about his political future.
Donald Trump has teased the idea of running for President in 2024.
If he doesn’t, Mike Pence is an obvious contender.
But what are Pence’s chances?
When he left Washington D.C., Pence had disillusioned his previous supporters.
But a new poll from Echelon Insights ranked Mike Pence first in a hypothetical GOP primary race that excluded Donald Trump with 21 percent of the votes.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Senator Ted Cruz were the runners-up garnering ten and eight percent respectively.
“While 55 percent of Republican-leaning voters say they’d vote for Trump if the Republican primaries were being held today, respondents were also asked who they’d vote for if the former president chose not to run again. 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,” Mediaite reports.
Pence’s lead is likely a result of the name recognition he has acquired over the past four years.
But if he can manage to keep up this trend, he will be among the top performing candidates in the 2024 GOP Presidential primary.
If he’s to do this, he has to win back the base of Trump supporters that made him Vice President in the first place.
He’ll also have to look out for up-and-comers like Ron DeSantis who have won over swaths of Republicans by rejecting COVID craziness and mask mandates.
But for now, Mike Pence has the high ground.
Political Animal news will keep you up-to-date on any developments in this ongoing story.