New Poll Shows 40% Of Republicans Want Donald Trump To Run For President In 2024
A recent poll conducted by Politico and Morning Consult has revealed a large majority of Republicans wish to see Donald Trump return to the White House in 2024.
Despite Trump being accused and impeached on inciting an insurrection against the US government, it seems like his voter based isn't deterred by that.
New @Politico/@MorningConsult poll asks Republicans & Republican-leaning voters for their choice to be nominee in 2024:
Donald Trump 40%
Mike Pence 18%
Ted Cruz 7%
Nikki Haley 6%
Donald Trump, Jr. 6%
- Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) January 13, 2021
If the Senate did convict the 45th President of the United States of impeachment then he would be prevented from running for the presidency again, or ever holding public office.
However, if he avoids conviction then you best believe he'll come back swinging in 2024.
Many people on social media were flabbergasted to see the high turnout for Trump in the Politico/Morning Consult poll.
One Twitter user pointed out the importance of such a conviction in light of the poll results, saying: "Now you see why it's necessary to impeach him - and then convict him and prohibit him from holding public office again. Enough of the lies, the crimes & the grift!"
Another added: "The sad part is, most of his followers do not benefit at all from the policies he supposedly supports...but they don't care about policies, they care about control over others."
The Capitol riots was the pointy end of what has been a bizarre and incredible Administration.
While the Trump era enjoyed big economic gains, the country has been placed into a bitter political divide, race relations are inflamed and tens of thousands of people have died from a pandemic that has been mismanaged and downplayed by the President.
Add in the insurrection at the Capitol building last week and it's beggar's belief why Republicans would want another four years of Trump in the White House.
The President has since condemned the riots in Washington D.C., and he insisted he didn't incite the violence. He issued a video shortly after he was impeached by the US House of Representatives, however didn't mention the historic moment.
"As I have said, the incursion of the US Capitol struck at the very heart of our Republic. It angered and appalled millions of Americans across the political spectrum," he said.
"I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement."
"Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding our nation's most sacred traditions and values," he said.
"Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for."
The final vote in the House for impeachment was 232 in favour, 197 against, with the charge being for 'inciting an insurrection' against the US government.
The impeachment of the president means that now the Senate will have to decide whether to convict Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection.
Various Republicans have broken with the party in order to vote in favour of the impeachment, including Washington State Congressman Dan Newhouse.
Democrats claim the president's speech last Wednesday morning (January 6), which accused the opposition of electoral fraud, incited thousands of supporters to march to Congress and launch the attack.
It's been argued by Republicans that the move to impeach is 'divisive', although Democrats have suggested that the cause of the violence isn't just tied to the president's speech before the riots.
Some have said that the months of unsubstantiated claims by Republicans across the country that Joe Biden fraudulently won the election all contributed to the unrest.