Mike Pompeo, who served as secretary of state under previous President Trump, stated on Tuesday that his choice regarding whether or not he will seek the presidency in 2024 will not be impacted by Trump’s decision on whether or not he will do so.
Pompeo stated in an interview with a conservative radio presenter named Hugh Hewitt that the administration is “trying to think our way through, figuring out what’s next for us.” “But regardless of what takes place today or tomorrow, or what the decision is of any other individual, that [determination] will not be affected in any way.”
The president has promised to make a “very big announcement” on November 15 at Mar-a-Lago, as he stated in a tweet last week. It is anticipated that he will declare his candidacy for president in 2024. On the other hand, it appears that support for the former president is diminishing as a result of the fact that the predicted red wave did not materialize on Election Day.
Pompeo stated on Tuesday that in order to win the presidency, Donald Trump will have to “explain why he feels he should be that next president” and talk about “things that are important to the American people.”
Pompeo has stated that he is “proud of the policies we lay out” and that he “served in the administration.” “We need more seriousness, we need less noise, we need solid hands, and we need leaders that are looking forward, not peering in the rearview mirror claiming victimization,” said the president of the United States.
Pompeo has stated that he intends to make a decision regarding his candidacy for president in 2024 by the spring.
Following the midterm elections, a number of surveys have revealed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has surged ahead of Donald Trump to become the frontrunner for the presidential election in 2024.
The results of a recent survey conducted by YouGov with 413 Republicans and independents who lean Republican indicated that 42 percent of respondents want DeSantis to be the party’s nominee for president in 2024, while 35 percent would choose Trump. The same poll that was taken in the middle of October indicated that Trump had the backing of 45 percent of respondents, giving him a ten-point lead over DeSantis.
In a recent poll conducted by the Republican Party of Texas among likely primary voters for the Republican nomination, DeSantis led Trump by a margin of eleven points.
CWS Research posed the following question to likely Republican voters across the state on November 12 and 13, 2018: “If the upcoming 2024 Republican Primary for president were held today, and the candidates were Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence, for whom would you vote?”
43 percent of respondents indicated that they would vote for DeSantis, while Trump came in second place with 32 percent of the vote. Thirteen percent of those polled stated that they were still weighing their options, while five percent indicated that they would vote for Pence.
Only one percent of those who were polled indicated that they would back Pompeo.
When voters were asked to choose a candidate from the same group, excluding Trump, 66 percent of voters said that they would support DeSantis, 16 percent of voters said that they would be undecided, 8 percent of voters said that they would support Pence, and 5 percent of voters said that they would support Haley. Three percent of respondents said that they would back Pompeo.
The findings come after a survey of the same nature was carried out by CWS Research on behalf of Defend Texas Liberty PAC 2022 a month ago, which found that Trump led DeSantis by a margin of 17 points.