Add news
March 2010April 2010May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022February 2022March 2022April 2022May 2022June 2022July 2022August 2022September 2022October 2022November 2022December 2022
News Every Day |

It’s still Trump’s party and he’ll run if he wants to ... run if he wants to, run if he wants to

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump’s iron grip over his party may be weakening following Republicans’ lackluster showings in the midterm elections.

But as Trump prepares to plunge into another bid for the presidency, he starts as the GOP’s favorite.

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that 47 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they would back Trump if the Republican presidential primary were held today. By comparison, 33 percent said they would back Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. No other prospective candidate received above 5 percent in the poll, save former Vice President Mike Pence, who stood exactly at that figure.

But if the poll shows the clear path forward for Trump as he readies his third White House run since 2016, it also exhibits the peril ahead. Among all voters surveyed, 65 percent said Trump should probably or definitely not run again (with 53 percent in the definite camp). And while Trump’s standing has not dropped significantly since pre-election (he stood at 48 percent in the most recent Morning Consult poll), DeSantis’ star has risen. The Florida governor was at 26 percent in that last poll.

The 45th president is scheduled to announce his second campaign for another term during a primetime event at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump’s planned announcement, for which aides and allies in recent days had advocated a delay, comes amid mounting questions over his role in the party and a veritable pile-on for the poor midterm results — with several hand-picked candidates losing to Democrats and his MAGA movement washing out in battleground contest after contest.

There’s itching among Republican officials and donors to finally move on from Trump, including from top conservative groups, like the Club for Growth, which put out a polling memo showing Trump trailing DeSantis in critical primary states. Separately, another survey commissioned by the Republican Party of Texas found Trump trailing DeSantis by 10 percentage points, 43 percent to 32 percent. Trump was a clear favorite among Texas Republicans in their October poll.

And Pence sat for interviews on the eve of his new book publishing in which he acknowledged being angered by Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, and called his actions that day “reckless.”

There’s the legal morass as well. Trump is embroiled in multiple high-stakes court battles over his handling of classified documents, prior business practices, his actions on Jan. 6 and possible interference in Georgia’s 2020 election recount. Announcing a presidential run could complicate some of those investigations, which are expected to ramp up in the coming months. An announcement also sets off campaign finance restrictions and would cut Trump off from funds used to pay for his representation in some of those cases.

But Trump has survived periods of uncertainty before, fortified by a veritable army of MAGA supporters. And privately, he’s been unmoved by the most recent critics, seeing the chorus as similar to the one he faced during his past White House runs and stint as president. He also has been itching for a rematch with President Joe Biden, calculating that he could defeat the man who beat him for the presidency if the two were to run without a worldwide pandemic shadowing over the race. The same POLITICO/Morning Consult poll showed that 66 percent of voters said Biden probably or definitely should not run for president in 2024 (with 45 percent in the definite camp).

Making another White House run amounts to an extraordinary, though long anticipated, move for Trump — one certain to reshape his party’s trajectory, raise complicated legal questions and alter the presidency for the man who defeated him, who celebrates his 80th birthday on Sunday.

After he lost his reelection bid to Biden in 2020, Trump launched a personal crusade to overturn the results, falsely claiming it was stolen over unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and elevating a host of election-denying candidates in the midterm elections, some of whom went on to win office. Biden has warned that Trump and those allied politicians are a threat to democracy. He’s also said to aides that he is more likely to run for reelection should Trump run too.

It is widely expected that Trump will face Republican primary challengers, including some potentially from his own administration — Pence, DeSantis or former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump has kept close tabs on polling about potential GOP candidates, and in an effort to flex his own political muscle, he has shared 2024 polling with his rally crowds and circulated results among the press. And he has already taken aim at DeSantis, who is widely viewed as a top challenger following his sweeping re-election last week in Florida.

While it initially appeared after Jan. 6, 2021, that Trump would be rejected by many of his GOP brethren, he has continued to maintain power over the party. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy visited Trump at his home in Mar-a-Lago shortly after the riots, signaling a continued embrace from the party.

And in the 2022 midterms, Trump took on the role of kingmaker, picking and choosing endorsements and exacting revenge on lawmakers who he believed had crossed him politically. Nearly all of those GOP lawmakers who voted for his impeachment over Jan. 6 have either left office or were defeated in primaries.

Underwhelming midterm results for the Republican party called into question Trump’s standing, especially after he elevated candidates who underperformed or even lost in the general election. Trump was warned by top party officials against announcing a run before the Dec. 6 runoff Senate election in Georgia for fear it would distract from Republican campaigning in the state and spark a fundraising boon for Democrats. But Trump has been anxious to make his mark before the next Congress.

Before even announcing, his candidacy was endorsed by one of the top Republicans in the House, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, who said she supported him because he would easily defeat any GOP challenger and she believed America was more prosperous and safe under the Trump administration.

"I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2024," Stefanik said. "It is time for Republicans to unite around the most popular Republican in America who has a proven track record of conservative governance."

Read also

Winderman’s view: It will take more than Victor Oladipo to fix the Heat’s bench

I’m a 28-i cup – I showed my exact method for applying boob tape, people are shocked by the difference it makes

On The Money — Will Biden’s rail deal backfire?

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on

News Every Day

The Darkest Secret and Tragedy of Edwin Valero — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here

News Every Day

The Darkest Secret and Tragedy of Edwin Valero

Sports today

Новости тенниса

Надаль, Циципас и другие игроки Топ-10 рейтинга ATP получат по $200,000 за участие в United Cup

Спорт в России и мире

Астраханский театр оперы и балета получил гран-при премии «Russian Traveler Awards 2022»


All sports news today


Sports in Russia today


Калининградцы приняли участие во Всероссийском форуме чистого спорта

Новости России

Game News

DLC-sized Skyrim mod adds fully voiced 'Bioware-style' companions, over 9,000 lines of dialogue


Директор ТФОМС Архангельской области Н.Н. Ясько принимает участие в межведомственной конференции «Финансирование системы здравоохранения: проблемы и решения»

Губернаторы России
Елена Волкова

Евгения Медведева отметила Всемирный день катания на коньках на легендарном катке ВДНХ

«Еда со смыслом»: чем удивил гастрофестиваль «Вкус Якутии»

Эксперт оценила проект по повышению квалификации врачей в Кадровом центре Депздрава Москвы

В Москве прошел социальный форум «Совместная работа региональных отделений Союза пенсионеров России и органов власти по сохранению здоровья пожилых людей»

Трамваи семи маршрутов задерживаются на северо-западе Москвы по техническим причинам

«Тряс пачкой долларов»: адвокат подравшегося с Лепсом мужчины назвал причину драки

Леонид Агутин не захотел быть на фото с SHAMAN на съемках "Песни года"

Юрий Шевчук уверен, что тяжелые времена рождают великие произведения

Назван предполагаемый третий участник драки с Григорием Лепсом

Генеральный директор ТГК-14 Николаенко покинул свой пост — СМИ

Генеральный директор ТГК-14 Николаенко покинул свой пост - СМИ

Дарья Касаткина показала, как вместе с Натальей Забияко болеет за сборную Аргентины на ЧМ-2022 по футболу

Настя Ивлеева отправила домой Алексея Смирнова после стычки, случившейся с соперником

Край возможностей: карьерные перспективы на Дальнем Востоке

Подконтрольных азербайджанцам блокпостов в Лачине не будет - командующий миротворческими силами в Нагорном Карабахе генерал-майор Андрей Волков

Заболеваемость гриппом и ОРВИ превышает эпидемические пороги в Москве

Народ Нагорного Карабаха не видит своего будущего в составе Азербайджана: Рубен Варданян – в интервью немецкому телеканалу

Игорь Николаев публично поддержал оскорбительную тираду Аллы Пугачевой в адрес россиян

НАТО, АНБ и ЦРУ с российским паспортом? Эдвард Сноуден: убеждённый либо изощрённый агент?!

Стань НОМИНАНТОМ или УЧАСТНИКОМ Ежегодной Международной премии – ЧЕЛОВЕК ГОДА 2022 по версии ShowMen’s | ShowWomen’s!


В СГУ прошла Всероссийская конференция по психологии

Гороскоп от Ирины Богдан на 7 декабря 2022 года для всех знаков зодиака

Басков не смог самостоятельно подняться на сцену во время съемок новогоднего шоу

Ходока из Сургута вновь манит дорога. Новый маршрут - Тында

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости

Алла Пугачёва

Игорь Николаев публично поддержал оскорбительную тираду Аллы Пугачевой в адрес россиян

News Every Day

Best Android app 2022 – Google reveals top pick for the year and it’s totally free

Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости