Christian Datoc, White House Correspondent for the Washington Examiner
Former President Donald Trump holds a considerable lead over would-be 2024 Republican primary challengers in the latest tracking poll from Morning Consult, a sign that his candidacy is benefiting from recent questions raised about his chief political rivals.
Morning Consult surveyed 3,763 likely Republican primary voters between Jan. 14-16, 48% of whom claimed to support the former president as the 2024 nominee. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former Vice President Mike Pence, neither of whom have declared their 2024 candidacy, earned 31% and 8% support, respectively. A smattering of other GOP hopefuls all polled in the low-single digits.