Trump Begins New Year as Clear Frontrunner for Next GOP Presidential Nomination
The numbers show the 45th President on top
Donald Trump has begun 2022 as the most popular and influential politician in the GOP, making him well primed for a presidential run.
The 45th president remains the overwhelming frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos national poll, the numbers show Trump is on top.
In the survey, 54 percent of Republicans questioned said they would back Trump as their party’s standard-bearer in 2024.
Other potential contenders included Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence, both at 11% and 8% support.
For most of 2021, Trump has flirted with a potential 2024 run, but nothing has been officially confirmed.
"I am certainly thinking about it," he told Fox News in a November interview.
"I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision," he said suggesting that such a decision would be announced after the 2022 midterm elections.
An average of all the most recent national polls puts Trump at 52% support.
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On Saturday, Trump announced his first rally of 2022 as he gears up to make big moves in what appears to be another run for the White House.
The event, which will be held in Arizona, was announced by his Save America Political Action Committee.
It is taking place on January 15 at the Country Thunder Festival Grounds in Florence.
Trump said he secured $1 billion worth of agreements from investors to develop his new social media platform that will rival Big Tech.
Trump announced that pledges from unnamed investors would turn into investments once Digital World Acquisition Corp., a blank-check firm, and the social media group - Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. are combined.
The platform, called TRUTH Social, is set to launch in 2022.
“$1 billion sends an important message to Big Tech that censorship and political discrimination must end,” Trump, the chairman of the group, said in a statement.