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    According to a recent poll, The Donald is still in charge.

    Following last week’s midterm elections, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 47 percent of Republicans and independents who lean Republican would support the former president Donald Trump in a Republican presidential race.

    With a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points and a sample size of 1,983 registered voters, Trump is now by a wide margin the poll’s leader. The sample size for the GOP question was 842.

    With 33 percent of the vote, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in second. His resounding victory last Tuesday and upbeat victory speech elevated him to the status of a success story on a night when the GOP’s hopes for triumph danced ethereally out of reach.

    After that, support for the remaining 14 candidates in the poll fell to single digits, with former vice president Mike Pence leading with 5 percent of the vote.

    While 65 percent of respondents said Trump should not run again, 31 percent said he should either definitely or probably do so.

    According to the poll, Trump has a 40% favorability rating.

    Trump is unlikely to glide to the nomination, according to a Politico report in the survey, which observed that “it’s still Trump’s party.” Potential competitors include DeSantis, Pence, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    A candidacy two years out for the 2024 election might be derailed by the aftermath from the events of January 6, 2021, lawsuits brought against him in New York, and the present controversy over his handling of sensitive documents.

    More on this story via The Western Journal:

    But there are those in sync with Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, who has already endorsed Trump even before his announcement that he will run.

    “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.”

    In an Op-Ed in The New York Times, Kevin Williamson, while largely disparaging of Trump, noted why Trump has power among Republicans. CONTINUE READING…

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