The Hill is out with a piece that repeats a background fact….
Donald Trump HAS been bleeding support since he lost the election….
The media isn’t gonna embrace this….
The are ‘living’ on his coattails….
They keep blaring ‘Trump’s Support’ and ‘Base’…..
But the fact IS in the numbers….
The legal hits he’s taking….
The continual crying about his loss….
The leaks about his behaviour ALL HAVE cost him support…..
A growing number of prominent Republicans are warning that former President Trump should not run again in 2024 or that he will lose if he does, previewing rifts in the GOP that are likely to come into full view after the midterms.
Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and former Vice President Mike Pence in recent days each indicated they’d rather see someone else on the ballot in the next presidential election…
“Well, there might be somebody else I’d prefer more,” Pence said with a smile. Pence is widely seen as laying the foundation for a 2024 campaign of his own with frequent visits to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Ryan, who retired from the House in 2019 after numerous public squabbles with Trump, argued earlier this month that the former president could cost Republicans the White House if he’s on the ballot in two years.
“I think Trump’s unelectability will be palpable by then,” Ryan said. “We all know he will lose. Or let me put it this way: We all know he’s much more likely to lose the White House than anybody else running for president on our side of the aisle. So why would we want to go with that?”…
Polling has shown a majority of Republicans still support Trump and would back him as the party’s nominee, but there are signs some GOP voters are ready to move on.
A USA Today-Ipsos survey in late August found 59 percent of Republican respondents favor Trump as the party’s 2024 nominee, while 41 percent believe that another candidate should represent the GOP.
A Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey conducted earlier this month found 55 percent of Republican voters said they would back the former president for renomination in a hypothetical 2024 primary.
But in an ABC-Ipsos poll released Sunday, more GOP voters said they supported DeSantis over Trump when it comes to charting the future path of the party, with 72 percent favoring the Florida governor compared to Trump’s 64 percent….