Top Republican was served a reality check after latest 2024 election poll is released

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As the election season continues, more and more polls are being published. But this one was utterly shocking.

And a top Republican was served a reality check after the latest 2024 election poll was released.

Donald Trump is by far the leader in the Republican primary race.

The primary is basically down to him and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

But Haley’s chances at winning the nomination are slim to none according to numerous polls that show her way behind the former president.

So the fact that Trump will likely be the GOP nominee, has voters starting to wonder who his running mate will be.

According to a recent I&I/TIPP national poll, one name in particular jumps out as the top preference for Republican voters.

That name, is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

Among the 587 registered GOP voters, DeSantis acquired 34% of the vote, while Haley was in second with 24%.

In third place, former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy got 21%.

“So which vice presidential candidate would have the most electoral clout? To determine this, I&I/TIPP then added up the individual scores for each question to see who was named by the most potential voters,” Issues & Insights (I&I) said.

“DeSantis received 34% of the total votes cast on both questions, compared to 24% for Haley, 21% for Ramaswamy, 19% for [Sen. Tim] Scott, 17% for [Ben] Carson, 12% for TV personality and commentator Tucker Carlson and 10% for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.”

After the Iowa caucuses, DeSantis dropped out of the race as he realized he likely wouldn’t defeat Trump for the GOP nomination.

He’s also made it well-known in the past that he isn’t interested in becoming another candidate’s vice president.

“If Donald Trump wants to be the vice president, maybe we could talk about that, but Ron DeSantis is running to be president,” Carly Atchinson, DeSantis’ campaign spokesperson, told Newsmax back in November.

“He’s not running to be vice president or serve in somebody’s cabinet.”

Even though the Florida governor has made his intentions surrounding a vice presidential candidacy clear, it seems like the public would like for him to rethink that decision.

So, will he change his mind after seeing that he’s a popular pick to be Trump’s running mate?

We’ll have to wait and see.

Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.