(USA Features) A new survey of Republican voters found that while most like former Vice President Mike Pence, they nevertheless still prefer former President Donald Trump and his policies more.
According to Rasmussen Reports, 69% of GOP voters have a favorable opinion of the former VP.
But asked who the Republican Party should most be “like,” 64% of GOP voters said Trump, while 24% chose Pence.
It’s among the first surveys to gauge the potential 2024 presidential primary between the two former running mates ahead of the next general election cycle.
Both men have recently emerged back into the political limelight but neither has said definitively whether they will run.
In recent days, Pence headlined a GOP event in New Hampshire in which he said he and the 45th president will probably never see “eye to eye” on the VP’s decision to count all certified electoral votes on Jan. 6 at a joint session of Congress following a riot at the Capitol the same day.
Trump had pressured Pence not to count ballots from key battleground states that were hotly contested by the then-president’s legal team and some Republicans in Congress.
Pence has since said that he felt it was his constitutional duty to count all certified ballots, a position Trump has since publicly disagreed with.
Still, other reports have said that both men have talked frequently since leaving the White House.
Trump has not said whether he would ask Pence to join him atop the GOP ticket if he decides to get into the 2024 race. He has also publicly praised Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, though the latter has never said whether he is even interested in a White House bid.
Rasmussen went on to say that among all voters, including Democrats, 49% view Pence favorably compared with 46% who don’t, the Washington Examiner reported.