Americans predict possible presidential tickets in 2024

by ian

As America begins to enter the heart of the 2024 presidential race, speculation of who will be on the party tickets is understandably building.

The biggest discussion is who will be on the Republican ticket. Although several Republican hopefuls have already suspended their campaigns, a bevy of hopefuls remain.

Polling suggests that former President Donald Trump is the prohibitive favorite with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy providing the most meaningful competition.

Trump has been the frontrunner in the contest for months despite purposefully avoiding all RNC-promoted debates. Trump’s consistently prominent lead leaves the question of who might run alongside him.

Since former Vice President Mike Pence will certainly not be Trump’s running mate, the natural assumption is that Trump will select a peer from among the current Republican candidates. A Trump-Haley ticket proves to be the most popular among all likely voters at 16%, followed by Trump-DeSantis at 12% and Trump-Ramaswamy at 10%.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was also seen as a favorable running mate to Trump at 11%.

The Democrat ticket has not been up for much debate, especially since President Joe Biden announced he was running for reelection. But that doesn’t mean there are no concerns.

Beyond Biden’s woeful polling, another potential snag for Democrats is that some voters have soured on Vice President Kamala Harris. A Rasmussen Survey shows that 41% of likely voters believe Harris should remain in her position. However, 45% of voters think it best if Biden picks another running mate.

Among Democrats specifically, the Biden-Harris ticket has 57% voter support while 31% of Democrats want an alternative.

The Center Square Voters’ Voice Poll reported this week that Biden is still the primary choice for Democrat voters when pitted against certain people. This includes author Marianne Williamson, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Only one person was able to beat Biden in potential matchups for the Democrat nomination – former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Obama has been a speculative favorite as an alternative for the Democrat ticket. According to David Byler, chief of research at Noble Predictive Insights, “She has all the goodwill that comes with the Obama brand but no record that a potential opponent could use against her.”

These matchups are at the moment hypothetical. What isn’t hypothetical is the concern for Biden, as many voters continue to cite his age as a potential problem for the upcoming election.

Even former White House physician and current Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson told Fox News that Biden does not have “the cognitive ability to do the job.”

Jackson also commented on Trump’s cognitive ability as the former president nears the 80-year-old milestone. Jackson referred to Trump’s cognitive abilities as “incredibly sharp.”