Trump drops hint about re-election plans — Analysis
Former US President said that he was ready to make a decision on the 2024 Presidential bid.
Former US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would make a decision on whether to seek re-election in 2024 “In the near future.”
Speaking to Indian broadcaster NDTV, the ex-president claimed that “Everyone wants me to be a runner,” hinting that he is optimistic about his prospects for winning both the Republican nomination, and a potential rematch with the current president, Joe Biden.
“I’m leading in the polls, and every poll – Republican polls and Democrat polls. I’ll make a decision in the very near future, I suspect. I believe that there will be many happy people..”
Reports in the past suggested Trump might launch his presidential campaign before November’s midterm elections, but this did not occur. At the time, sources told the New York Post that “there’s discussions about an early launch” of the campaign, with the groundwork being laid.
Meanwhile, according to a USA Today/Ipsos poll released in late August, Trump remains popular among Republicans, with 59% of GOP voters saying he should be the party’s nominee for 2024. A survey found that 44% of Democrats think Biden should be reelected and 56% want to see a shift.
According to the poll, most Republicans support Trump despite recent FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago home. The agency took more than 100 documents and classified files from Trump’s former leader. Prosecutors suggested that Trump might have tried to block the investigation.
Yahoo News-YouGov’s Wednesday poll suggests that Biden would win against Trump in an imagined 2024 presidential rematch. Trump leads with a 6 percent margin. Respondents surveyed said that 48% said they would vote to elect Biden, and 42% for Trump if there was a 2024 election.