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A newly released presidential poll has this Republican worried sick


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With the 2024 election a year away, there’s no room for error. But for this politician, everything is crashing down.

And a newly released presidential poll has this Republican worried sick.

The Republican presidential field is a crowded one despite Donald Trump being firmly in first place at almost 60 percentage points according to FiveThirtyEight polling.

However, that hasn’t stopped rumors from spreading that Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) is considering a bid to the White House in 2024.

The Virginia governor has neither denied or confirmed whether or not he’s going to run for president.

Instead whenever the question is brought up, he tells reporters and members of the media that he is focused on Virginia winning it’s off-year elections in November of 2023.

“It’s really humbling when people talk about 2024 and a national role for me. And I thank them, and then I reiterate that I’ve got a big job to do here,” Youngkin said in July when asked about a possible campaign.

But now, a new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that voters wouldn’t be too accepting of a Youngkin presidential campaign.

The poll finds that only 19% of United States likely voters think the governor should launch a bid for the Oval Office.

55% believe he shouldn’t join the race and 26% answered that they weren’t sure.

Back in September, donors in the Republican Party were trying to convince Glenn Youngkin to throw his hat in the ring.

Most notably was former Attorney General Bill Barr, who told CBS News that, “If the governor indicated he’d (d)o it, I believe he would draw serious support and be a strong candidate.”

Thomas Peterffy, a known billionaire said “the money would be there” for a Youngkin campaign. Peterffy also believes that the governor “appears to be leaving the door open.”

While the Republican field still includes names like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and former Vice President Mike Pence, some candidates have decided to call it quits, thinning out the field some.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez dropped out near the end of the summer, and Perry Johnson ended his campaign a few weeks ago and has decided to endorse Donald Trump.

Even though there’s plenty of room for Youngkin to enter the Republican field, the polls might just have him content in staying in the governor’s mansion in Virginia.

Plus, unless the sky falls, it’s hard to imagine Donald Trump not being the Party’s nominee once the primaries are over.

So if Governor Youngkin wants to launch a campaign, he better do something fast to change the public’s opinion on him.

Stay tuned to the Conservative Column.


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