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Trump’s Team is Considering a Controversial Running Mate for 2024; However, a Straw Poll Reveals Who MAGA-Friendly Voters Want as Trump’s VP, and This Could Influence Trump’s Decision

Rumor has it that former President Donald Trump is considering selecting former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as his running mate. The primaries are far from over, but the former president still enjoys a commanding lead over the rest of the Republican field, and his likely nomination has prompted many to speculate about whom he might choose to join him on the ticket for 2024.

According to a CBS News report, some in Trump’s orbit have suggested that he has been soliciting advice on possibly picking Haley as his running mate.

Former President Donald Trump has been asking allies and advisers for their thoughts about Nikki Haley as a potential vice presidential candidate, two sources familiar with the conversations tell CBS News.

The feedback from the MAGA crowd regarding putting Haley on the ticket if Trump wins the GOP nomination has been overwhelmingly negative, according to these GOP sources. Politico first reported that Trump allies are working to quash the possibility of a Trump-Haley ticket.

The former South Carolina governor has been gaining ground in recent polls, and a top Trump adviser tells CBS News one internal prediction is Haley might be a close third in Iowa to DeSantis, or that she could even come in second.

As the report suggests, folks in MAGA world are not too happy about the prospect of Haley joining the ticket. Some have made their feelings known on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Conservative-leaning voters who attended the recent TPUSA conference in Phoenix, Arizona, had some interesting ideas on who they hope former President Donald Trump will choose for his vice-presidential running mate.

Held on Dec. 17-18, Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point Action event also featured an online straw poll that surveyed the 1,113 attendees of the event.

The poll was perhaps unsurprising in who the attendees of the event chose to lead the ticket, Real Clear Politics reported.

Trump dominates as 83% of attendees’ first choice as the GOP nominee, followed by 8% for DeSantis, 6% for Vivek, and 1% for Nikki Haley.

Tucker Carlson was the first choice for VP at 35%, Vivek at 26%, and DeSantis at 6%.

A majority approve of Speaker Mike Johnson with 57% strongly or somewhat approving of his job performance.

56% of respondents said they were more likely to give money to the RNC if Ronna McDaniel resigned as chair of the RNC.

Amusingly, the choice of the GOP establishment, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, finished in fifth place with barely a blip on the voters’ radars. Clearly the TPUSA folks are not much interested in what the GOP establishment wants.

In fact, Haley did so poorly, at a minuscule one percent, that the undecideds out-polled her at 2.5 percent!

It was in the question of Trump’s vice presidential pick where it became a bit more interesting.

Thirty-five percent gave former Fox News star Tucker Carlson the nod to be Trump’s running mate.

In a close second place, at about 10 percent behind, the TPUSA attendees chose Ramaswamy, a candidate who has led a very outspoken and unconventional campaign, trying to gain the top seat himself.

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Lee Vail AKA Kalev Efrayim
Lee Vail AKA Kalev Efrayim
6 months ago

I’ll bow out if Trump picks Haley.

Quatermain
Quatermain
6 months ago

No, not the snake!

8675310
8675310
6 months ago

If he chooses Haley he will get another Pence in the back.

Ben Colder
Ben Colder
6 months ago

No way Haley is just another Mike Pence in a skirt I have no use for her whatsoever and if he has her as VP I don’t know if I will even vote I have had it with these RINO sons of bitches.

Eddd888
Eddd888
6 months ago

Sarah Huckabee-Sanders.
Haley is Romney in a skirt.

Empty
Empty
6 months ago

What kind of nonsense is this? All of it; Either Tucker Carlson or Kari Lake in no particular order of choice. Nikki Haley? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. And RINO Mike Johnson is absolutely not an improvement. who authored this drivel?

Xar
Xar
6 months ago

I really want to know who is paying for this bullshit propaganda and why supposed ‘right-wing’ media is giving it a voice. There is not a chance in Hell that Trump will appoint a VP that he has already dubbed ‘Bird Brain.’ This ‘journalist’ is either bought and payed for, horribly misinformed or has a water cooler IQ.

Sidizen
Sidizen
6 months ago

No one legit is rumoring Haley to be the VP pick. The RINO’s and MSM thought they could create some momentum for Haley by insinuating that she was being considered, but that’s all based on lies and TDS. Those same lizards would support any POS not named Donald Trump.
Remember, Jared is not telling Trump what to do this time. He will not make the same mistakes.

Last edited 6 months ago by Sidizen
Josey Wales
Josey Wales
6 months ago

POTUS TRUMP DOES NOT NEED A HALF BAKED COMMIE AS HIS VP CHOICE, NO WAY IN HELL. KARI LAKE WOULD BE A HELL OF A LOT BETTER BY 1000% THAN NIKKI HALEY WHO WANTS US ALL TO REGISTER WIT DA FED IF WE USE THE INTERNET. NKKI HALEY SHOULD MOVE HER ASS TO CUBA, CANADA OR CHINA IF SHE WANTS TO SET UP A POLICE STATE.

Brad
Brad
6 months ago

Goofy people picking loser Neo-con Haley

Brianroy
Brianroy
6 months ago

Only someone mentally deficient would ever choose Nikki Haley for VP, let alone ANY position of trust. 100% on that.

Bilbo
Bilbo
6 months ago

Trump isn’t draining the swamp…. he is the swamp. No way would I vote for him if he keeps putting these communist creatures in power.

oldbat
oldbat
6 months ago

kari lake. he needs someone just like him. haley will get him assassinated. vivek is not a natural born citizen and came outta nowhere like obama. look at his past and you find ds.

mack
mack
6 months ago

the media has no say in who trump gets and it won’t be establishment lady lolol
the media is desperate to be relevant and they aren’t

Ronnie
6 months ago

PresidentTrump needs to pick VP full MAGA that he can train to run for president and be in office for 8 years.