Don Jr. and Ron DeSantis dominate the favorites poll among potential Republican candidates — as Liz Cheney falls to -43 points after voting to impeach Trump and taking her seat on the Capitol riot committee
- Poll shows favor with Republican voters
- Florida Gov. DeSantis and Donald Trump Jr. scored the highest favour
- Florida currently collects more coronavirus cases than any other state
- Trump loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz has a plus-17 percent rating despite possible accusations
- Rep.’s numbers. Liz Cheney is massively under water after her vote to impeach Trump
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump, Jr. receive high ratings among Republicans as the party rallies among a bevy of figures seeking to lead the party amid a polarized electorate and fierce GOP opposition to President Biden.
Donald Trump Jr., a favorite at Trump rallies dating back to 2015 and 2016, scored the highest approval ratings in a new survey from Fabrizio, Lee & Associates.
His approval rating was a net positive score of 55 percent among Republicans. He essentially even walked with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has rallied his party against the coronavirus lockdowns.
Donald Trump Jr. has a net positive approval rating of 55 percent in a new survey of Republicans
DeSantis is one of several figures named as possible 2024 Republican presidential candidates. Trump Jr. is often seen as a potential heir to his father’s political legacy, though he never held public office and turned down opportunities to pursue statewide elective office.
He helped run the Trump Organization while his father was in the White House, although the company was charged last month with tax fraud and has protracted legal battles.
The men are among seven public figures whose popularity was measured in a poll conducted by Tony Fabrizio for Donald Trump’s two presidential campaigns. The data was reported by axios, though the article didn’t reveal question wording or order, or disclosed data on a direct question about who respondents prefer President.
Trump Jr. and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis led the way in the seven GOP figures where data was released
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential GOP presidential candidate, had a net positive approval rating of 54 percent, as his state experiences another coronavirus spike
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) scored a net positive rating of 17 percent despite a possible chargek
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who was kicked out of her House committees, maintains a net positive rating of 8 percent
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who was dumped as a member of the House GOP leadership after her support for the second Trump impeachment, scored a negative 43 percent rating
One figure in the gutter under her own party, according to the poll, is GOP Representative Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump and accepted the nomination of Chairman Nancy Pelosi to a Jan. 6 riot committee.
She has become the face of a waning opposition to former President Trump amid the House GOP. According to the poll, her approval rating among Republicans was 43 percent negative.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, who denounced Trump after the riots but has worked to thwart much of President Biden’s agenda and helped push through Trump’s Supreme Court choices, arrives at a barely net positive rating of +2 percent.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a loyal Trump supporter facing possible criminal charges amid an investigation by former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, scored a net positive rating of 17 percent.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who was stripped of her committee duties this year amid a string of statements, including embracing a 9/11 conspiracy theory, accusing Nancy Pelosi of treason and blaming lasers from the space for wildfires in California, comes in at a net positive 8 percent. The legislators were able to score a big fundraiser after being kicked out of commissions.
DeSantis, 42, comes from a state that holds key to presidential politics and was a cornerstone of Trump’s 2016 victory. He has sought to play a role as the leader of the resistance to coronavirus restrictions, even though his state is now a national has become a center for new infections from the coronavirus.
The approval ratings released do not include former President Donald Trump, who carries out daily attacks on President Biden and continues to claim the 2020 election was fraudulent. Trump has seen elected Republicans in Congress fall behind in the weeks following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.