Ninety percent (90%) of Republican voters and Republican leaning Independents think President Trump is likely to be their party’s nominee in 2020. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that total includes 69% who believe the president is Very Likely to be the GOP nominee.
Sixty-seven percent (67%) want the president to be their nominee while 25% would prefer someone else. On this question, 69% of Republican voters want Trump as the nominee. Only 58% of Republican-Leaning Independents agree (see crosstab results).
Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld is challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination. However, he trails the president by a 73% to 7% margin. That’s little changed from a month ago (the previous survey did not include Republican-leaning Independents).
Five percent (5%) would opt for some other candidate, 2% would not vote and 13% are not sure.
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The national survey of 785 Registered Republican Voters was conducted May 23-25, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The sample included 640 Republicans and 145 Republican-leaning Independents. It has a +/- 4.0 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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