If the president runs again in 2024 his Republican comeback, at this point, is all but assured.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 25, 2020
Newsmax: “A super-majority — 68% of Republicans and GOP primary voting independents — would love to see President Donald Trump run again in 2024 if he ultimately fails to prevail against Joe Biden in this year’s election, according to a new Newsmax/McLaughlin Associates poll. The president continues to hold a strong job approval rating, with 48%. And to a majority of Americans, 52%, major media outlets in the U.S. have been biased and unfair in their coverage of Trump, who is in the midst of a fierce legal battle on several fronts to challenge the results of the recent presidential election.
“In all, 53% of Republican primary voters say they would favor Trump in a field of 13 potential challengers, including Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pence finished second with 9%. None of the other potential candidates finished with more than 4%. ‘In a crowded field of 14 possible candidates for the 2024 Republican primary, no one comes close to President Trump,’ pollster John McLaughlin said. The poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates between Nov. 21 and 23, surveyed 1,000 likely general election voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.”
Pundit Kevin Broderick concurs, “One thing remains a constant even if he is does not run, the 2024 candidate will need Donald Trump’s endorsement in order to be the Republican nominee. He is the Kingmaker.
“With that said, if Biden runs again, I think Trump will run again with little opposition given his ability to draw primary voters. Avenging his loss in 2020 with a comeback story will be too enticing for Trump to turn down.
“I actually don’t think Biden runs for reelection. He called his candidacy a bridge to the next generation at its outset. Who knows what kind of senior moments we are in for over the next two to three years? Will Obama have to sit him down in two years and explain it’s time to gracefully bow out? Trump’s biggest weapon for or against prospective GOP candidates in 2024 will be his ability to rally his base…As per FiveThirtyEight, Trump’s primary picks have gone on to win an astounding 98% of the time in 2020 (111 endorsements resulting in 109 wins). This is no light achievement. Trump’s people listen to Trump, and it would seem his future endorsement in 2024 would crown the favorite to win the primary and face the Harris/XYZ hypothetical ticket.”