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Donald Trump, Jr. has the highest favorable rating among seven top Republicans, a recent poll finds.
A recent poll of 800 GOP voters conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates for Axios found that the first-born son of former President Donald Trump has the highest favorability rating (55%), leading Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (54%) by one point.
Trump Jr., who appears to have the best connection with the party’s base, and perhaps the best prospects for a 2024 White House run if his father opts out, led the group with DeSantis coming in a close second, followed by House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (24%), Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., (17%), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., (8%), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., (2%), and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., a vehement Trump Critic that voted to impeach him, at the bottom with a -43% rating.
The survey was conducted July 6-8 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.46 percentage points.
“We found Mitch McConnell’s image has significantly improved since February, while Kevin McCarthy’s has remained consistent but positive,” firm principal Tony Fabrizio said. “Liz Cheney is incredibly unpopular, while Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene have positive images but are largely undefined and driven by the far right of the party. Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump, Jr. are well-known and very well-liked by most Republicans, doing best among President Trump’s biggest supporters.”
Fabrizio and his partner David Lee have served as pollsters for a wide variety of political campaigns including local mayoral races to presidential campaigns, according to the firm.
Most recently, Fabrizio served as the chief pollster for Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign.
The recent poll assumes the former president does not plan on running in 2024.