Statecraft #001 | Ramaswamy makes moves and Joe Manchin considers third party
The highlights and chaos of Election 2024
Ramaswamy edges out Pence
Riding the wave of a populist surge, tech magnate Vivek Ramaswamy has edged past former Vice President Mike Pence in the high-stakes race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. As per Real Clear Politics, Ramaswamy is narrowly leading Pence with 5.9 percent of the Republican primary vote, overtaking Pence's 5.7 percent, a signal of the shifting sands within the GOP.
Ramaswamy's rise could indicate a noteworthy realignment in the Republican field. Despite the surge, both Ramaswamy and DeSantis trail behind Donald Trump, who leads the polls by 31.7 points.
To dissect the numbers further, Trump dominates the race with the loyalty of 51 percent of respondents in the Republican primary. DeSantis trails as a distant second, holding sway over 19.3 percent of the vote. Ramaswamy, in the third slot, commands the allegiance of 5.9 percent of the electorate. Pence lags behind, followed by Nikki Haley at 3.4 percent, Sen. Tim Scott at 2.9 percent, and Chris Christie at 2.1 percent. Candidates Burgum, Hutchinson, and Suarez are effectively in the polling basement, all clocking in below one percent.
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