Candidates are starting to prepare for the 2024 presidential election.
But what do voters want and is Trump running again?
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What are voters looking for in the 2024 presidential election?
Democrats and Republicans disagree on who should be the next president. However, it is much deeper than that. On a fundamental level, the two parties are looking at very different characteristics for what they expect from a leader. Simply, Democratic voters are looking for a unifier, while Republicans are looking for a fighter.
Democratic voters want a candidate that will focus on bringing the country together and finding compromises. Republican voters are looking for a fighter– someone defending “the freedom and dignity of all Americans.” Both sides are looking for a nominee they support, but that will win.
Republicans are placing Donald Trump on the top of their candidate list. In fact, 59% say that Trump should be the nominee, while 41% think it’s time for change in the GOP.
On the other side of the spectrum, 44% of Democrats say Biden “deserves reelection,” while 56% say he shouldn’t run again.
Complaints over 2024 presidential candidates filed to the FEC
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has already received complaints against Trump. Now, a conservative group has filed a complaint against President Biden. The group is accusing him of violating federal election law by not officially informing the FEC that he plans to run again in 2024.
The complaint is unlikely to succeed or it will be resolved quickly because of the proof that Biden has in fact decided to pursue re-election.
Trump weighs in on the 2024 election
Trump may wait until after the November midterms to launch a third presidential campaign. This decision to wait is because of his growing legal troubles and concerns that he hand-picked Senate candidates. For months, he has been plotting to use Labor Day weekend as a launch date for his 2024 campaign. Trump has changed his deadline following he FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. He is taking his time before prematurely diving into the 2024 primary while still working to resolve personal matters.
Advisers are suggesting that he wait to announce because they believe that he will be the “undisputed front-runner regardless of when he announces.”
Trump’s endorsees are losing more– what does that mean for 2024?
After leaving office, Trump’s endorsees are not winning as often as they used to. This Trump’s endorsees are not winning as often as they used to is potentially a concern for Trump as he plans his 2024 presidential campaign. Trump’s endorsement win rate has decreased likely because he has been choosing tougher battles– not because voters are turning their backs on him. Despite the signs that Trump’s influence within the GOP is slipping, he still remains a powerful figure.
Trump’s previous endorsement record is almost perfect. He has endorsed 189 Republican candidates in Senate, House and gubernatorial primaries, 180 of them (95%) won the Republican nomination or advanced to the general election. Although, many of these endorsements were of candidates who would almost certainly win anyway. However, his endorsement rate is not as good in riskier races.
Mike Pompeo to run for president
Mike Pompeo was the U.S. Secretary of State under former President Trump. Pompeo has said that he will run in the 2024 presidential election, regardless of who else is running. He said that “we’re going to make our decision based on if we think this is the right place for us to serve.” Pompeo has been traveling the country to campaign for Republican midterm candidates. Although he has mentioned running a few times in the past two years, he has not made an official announcement.
Pompeo holds a chair on the Champion American Values PAC (CAVPAC). It is a political organization that aims to promote conservative values. The organization also works to push back on “woke liberals.”