Former White House strategist Steve Bannon shared some interesting information about former President Donald Trump’s campaign and what he will face going into next year.
During a segment on his “War Room” podcast, Bannon predicted that the former president will see “nothing but a war” in the 2024 general election, where he predicted “political warfare” over the next several years.
“Get Prepared, we got a fight ahead of us,” Bannon said. “There’s still the primary, the RNC and the donors are gonna try and [block] Trump, so we gotta get through that. The general election and I don’t have to believe Biden will be the nominee, I think they’ll trade him out, but we’ve got nothing but a war in the general election. We’ve got six to eight years ahead of us of absolute political warfare.”
Bannon also made headlines recently when he shared some interesting information about Trump’s potential running mate pick as the GOP primary is starting to heat up.
Bannon argued on his “War Room” podcast that he is a big supporter of Arizona Republican Kari Lake and would prefer to see her on Trump’s ticket. In the case that Lake is not interested, Bannon said he thinks 2024 Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., could be Trump’s running mate.
For his part, Trump has extended his lead in a major early primary state as the rest of the 2024 GOP field struggles to make any headway at all.
In 2016, Trump won the state of South Carolina by 10 points, but he looks to blow past that margin this time around, Fox Business reported.
In a recent poll conducted by the outlet, Trump held a commanding 34-point lead in the Palmetto State. Also, more than half of the respondents expressed the belief that he would be the strongest candidate to defeat President Joe Biden.
Fox Business noted further:
The new poll, released Sunday, finds almost half of South Carolina likely Republican primary voters backing Trump in the 2024 primary contest (48%). That number is slightly larger (51%) among those who say they will definitely vote in the February 24 primary.
Lagging far behind is former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at 14%, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 13%, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott at 10%. No other candidate reaches double-digit support.
“Even though it’s still early, Trump is the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in this race,” Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducted the Fox Business poll along with Democrat Chris Anderson, said in describing the results. “The initial challenge is to see who can become the non-Trump candidate, and in South Carolina, that’s currently a three-way race among DeSantis, Haley, and Scott.”
Fox Business added that, among various groups, Trump’s strongest support is seen among those identifying as very conservative (57%), voters under the age of 45 (55%), voters without a college degree (53%), rural voters (52%), and White evangelicals (51%).
When Trump supporters were asked about their second choice, the majority selected DeSantis (33%), followed by Scott (17%) and Haley (15%). DeSantis backers chose Trump as their second choice (38%), followed by Scott (29%) and Haley (19%). Among Haley supporters, Scott emerged as the top second choice (38%).
“Still, Trump leads among both groups (electability vs. shares views) by more than 40 points,” the outlet noted.
Meanwhile, a new survey contains a lot of bad news for the Democratic Party and its standard bearer, President Joe Biden, as the 2024 campaign cycle begins in earnest.
According to a new Newsweek tracker poll the outlet launched this week, Democrats’ pet issues like abortion and the environment are far down the list of what is most important to a majority of Americans.
According to the survey, which was conducted on July 15 and 16 among 1,500 eligible voters, the economy remains, by far, the most important issue, with 60 percent indicating as much — and at a time when gas prices are rising again, food prices remain high, interest rates have skyrocketed leading to far higher mortgage and auto loan costs, and a growing percentage of Americans have seen their buying power decrease under President Biden.
“Most voters—48 percent—said they were worse off now than they were three years ago. A further 29 percent said they were better off and 22 percent said they were about the same,” Newsweek reported, citing its survey results. “Forty-four percent said their financial situation has worsened in the last year, compared to 28 percent who said it had improved and another 28 percent who said it had stayed the same.”
The next three top issues are also not necessarily strong ones for Democrats. According to the survey’s findings, 33 percent said healthcare was the most important, followed by 28 percent who named immigration as their top concern and 24 percent who said it is policing and crime.