Does Pence Really Have A Chance At Beating Trump?

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( – Former VP Pence is planning on officially joining the presidential race in 2024. Following his entry in the 2024 Republican primary he will need to face off with a number of other candidates including former President Donald Trump under whom he had served as vice President.

However, Trump is not the only candidate that Pence has to worry about. Vivek Ramaswamy (millionaire businessman), Nikki Haley, former United States Ambassador, Senator Scott of South Carolina, and Arkansas Governor Hutchinson have all joined the race. Governor of Florida DeSantis, who is currently considered Trump’s biggest challenger in this race, will also be a hard person to beat.

In order to win the support of voters Pence is going to need to win support in many key issues that Republican voters have been paying attention to. These include abortion laws, securing the border, and a general fight against “woke culture.” Still, as all the Republican candidates have taken strong stances on these issues it might be hard for Pence to differentiate himself.

According to most polls, Pence has quite a hill to climb, as Trump is leading the primary field with often more than 50 percent of likely GOP voters supporting him. The only other candidate who has managed to get double digits is DeSantis, who is supported by around one-fifth of likely Republican voters according to polling averages compiled by FiveThirtyEight, Real Clear Politics, and Race to the White House.

Pence is usually in third place in many of the polls, but his percentage of support is only at 5 percent, meaning that he has around a 60 percentage point difference with Trump.

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