Written by Ashton Snyder on
 July 9, 2024

New Poll Reveals Voters’ Surprising Choice For Trump’s VP

According to a recent poll conducted by the Daily Mail, Senator Tim Scott has emerged as the top choice for Donald Trump's vice president pick.

Scott leads the poll with 13% support among likely voters, while other contenders remain in the mix as speculation mounts ahead of the Republican Party convention next week.

In an unexpected twist, Senator Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, received 13% support in the Daily Mail survey of 1,000 likely voters. Close on his heels, foreign policy expert Senator Marco Rubio and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson each garnered 12% support.

High Speculation Around Vice President Pick

Adding to the intrigue, Senator J.D. Vance and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum each received 4% support. Notably, the top three candidates remained consistent when the pool of voters was filtered to just Republicans.

Speculation regarding Trump's vice president selection intensified late last month when the former president hinted that his decision had been made and suggested that the chosen candidate would join him at the first presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Trump's team has been tight-lipped since then, withholding further details.

During a recent appearance on Fox News, Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller suggested that the announcement could come at any moment. "It could happen anytime this week," Miller remarked.

Power Players and Influencers Weigh In

The latest poll data also coincide with a J.L. Partners survey showing Trump expanding his lead over President Biden by two points, now standing six points ahead following the presidential debate. Meanwhile, Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in Miami on Tuesday, followed by another in Pennsylvania on Saturday, adding to the mounting anticipation.

Within Trump's inner circle, differing opinions abound regarding the ideal vice president candidate. Influential figures such as Steve Bannon advocated for Burgum, while Donald Trump Jr. and influencer Charlie Kirk rallied behind Vance. Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway throws her support behind Rubio.

Trump campaign senior adviser Brian Hughes acknowledged the high stakes of the decision. "As President Trump has said himself, the top criteria in selecting a vice president is a strong leader who will make a great president for eight years after his next four-year term concludes," Hughes noted.

Furthermore, Hughes warned that any claims about knowing Trump's choice or timeline are unfounded. "But anyone telling you they know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying unless that person is named Donald J. Trump," he added.

Awaiting The Final Decision

The Republican Party convention, scheduled for next week, is expected to center heavily on Trump's vice president pick, with his team maintaining a calculated silence on the matter. The nation watches closely as Trump inches closer to making the pivotal decision, a choice that will undoubtedly shape the dynamics of the upcoming election and the broader political landscape.

As excitement bubbles over Scott’s lead in the Daily Mail poll, one can only speculate how this potential selection might resonate with voters long-term. Will the sole black Republican in the Senate bring the diversification Trump's campaign seeks? Or will Trump's final nod go towards foreign policy acumen or conservative ideological alignment?

Conclusion

Tim Scott leads the Daily Mail poll for Trump's likely VP with 13% support, followed closely by Marco Rubio and Ben Carson with 12%. Speculation grows as the Republican Party convention approaches, with a final decision expected soon. The nation eagerly awaits Trump's VP pick, with every public appearance analyzed for hints. Upcoming rallies and the convention will be key in revealing the decision.

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