DeSantis Among Top Picks for Vice President in New Poll

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Donald Trump would select one of his erstwhile 2024 primary rivals as his running mate if voters had their way.

According to a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released on Monday, the top two candidates for the 77-year-old Trump to select to join the Republican ticket this year are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

DeSantis, who disqualified himself from serving as Trump’s second-in-command in February, was selected by 12% of all respondents and 23% of self-identified Republicans.

Scott (9% of all voters, 12% of Republicans), biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy (8%, 13%), and former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (5%, 8%) were the next candidates on the preference list, following the 45-year-old Sunshine Stater.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and pundit Tucker Carlson were each selected by 4% of voters. However, Carlson was marginally more popular among self-identified Republicans (5%) than Noem (4%) or Rubio (3%).

Trump has hinted that he will disclose his choice of vice president prior to the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee from July 15-18.

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