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Trump’s Surprising Rise in 2024
“Former President Trump is not teaming up with any of his rivals in the Republican presidential race for Labor Day campaign. There’s no need for the former president to do so.
With just over four months left before the kickoff of the 2024 GOP presidential nomination calendar by the Iowa caucuses, He is well ahead in the latest national polls and key early-state surveys, despite facing challenges from other contenders.
Trump‘s star has been on the rise, especially in the spring and summer, as he became the first former or current president in American history to be impeached twice for his role in the Capitol riot. His four indictments – including federal courts in New York City and Fulton County, Georgia – have only solidified his support among Republican voters.
According to a Wall Street Journal survey conducted August 24-30, Trump garnered 59% support in the latest national poll on the GOP nomination race. He built a substantial 46-point lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who was slightly ahead of other challengers with 13% in single digits.
Fox News signaled Trump’s 37-point gain in their most recent national survey in early August. Although not as large, Trump still maintains a double-digit lead over his rivals in the latest primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, which hold the first and second votes in the GOP nomination calendar after the Hawkeye State.
“We’ve always had a strong belief that President Trump will be clear and ahead in this race, and once he started campaigning and connecting with voters across the country, it will be evident that he’s in the driver’s seat,” said a top adviser to the Trump campaign, who spoke freely on condition of anonymity, to Fox News in this heat.
However, Trump’s campaign program remains rare compared to his competitors. He last visited Iowa on August 12 for a brief greeting of voters at the Iowa State Fair.
One aspect of his light campaign dance card is that his schedule is being affected by the criminal charges he’s facing in those four separate cases, each in different courts.
He apologized at a rally, saying, “I’m sitting in bond, so I won’t be able to get to Iowa today or New Hampshire today. in a courtroom.” Early August in New Hampshire.
Trump has been dominating the coverage of the GOP nomination race with his travels to cable news networks and online with wall-to-wall coverage of his appearances at courthouses in New York, Miami, Washington, and Atlanta.
Campaign aides told Fox News that the former president’s program is expected to ramp up in the coming weeks – starting Friday with a campaign stop in South Dakota, where he’ll team up with an ally and potential 2024 running mate, conservative Governor Kristi Noem.
Later in September, Trump is prepared to speak at the California GOP convention.
While Trump is in the spotlight right now, a seasoned Republican strategist says the race is far from over.
Jim Merrill, a longtime Republican strategist based in New Hampshire, where he’s an experienced player in several presidential campaigns and is neutral in the 2024 nomination race, said, “Donald Trump is the king of the hill right now.”
However, Merrill said, “There are a lot of candidates here who are really working hard, and what I’m seeing is that there’s a lot of interest among the candidates because they’re traveling the state, holding town hall meetings, working the parades. You see big crowds and interested voters.”