Former Congressman Joe Walsh entered the race for the Republican Presidential nomination over the weekend. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey of Registered Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents shows that the new candidate has a huge uphill climb before him.
Currently, 76% of potential GOP Primary Voters would cast their ballot for President Donald Trump. Five percent (5%) say they’d vote for Walsh and 3% prefer former Massachusetts Governor William Weld.
In May, the president led Weld by a 73% to 7% margin. At the moment, therefore, it appears that Walsh’s entry into the race has simply divided President Trump’s opposition between two challengers.
See full crosstab results.
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The national survey of 1,194 Registered Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents was conducted August 23-26, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/- 2.9 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.