Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the FAMiLY Leader summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, July 16, 2021. Pence headlined the evangelical group's 10th annual leadership summit. Photographer: Rachel Mummey/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Harvard Poll: Pence Strongly Favored Over DeSantis For 2024

Former Vice President Mike Pence is favored as a candidate for president in 2024 over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to a poll released Monday.

The poll of 490 registered Republicans — conducted by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll — showed Pence was favored by 32% of respondents while DeSantis was at 20%.

The poll also found that if Donald Trump were to run in 2024, respondents favored him by 58%, while Pence was preferred by 13%, and DeSantis just 9%.

“Despite his popularity among Republicans, Trump remains a deeply polarizing figure among the broader electorate,” the Hill reported. “While 48 percent of respondents say they have a favorable opinion of the former president, 47 percent have an unfavorable view of him.”

“Facebook may have done Trump a favor as since he is out of the daily social media traffic his numbers have risen to an unprecedented 48 percent favorable,” Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, said. “But the polarizing opinions on Trump make him today as likely to sink the Republican Party as help its return.”

WIBC’s Mock n’ Rob discussed the results of the poll on Tuesday’s show. Click below to listen.

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