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A Friday poll from Politico/Morning Consult found that following his performance in Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is now the 2020 Republican frontrunner.
Respondents were asked who their top choice was for the Republican nomination in the 2020 election if Donald Trump were to lose. Pence, Trump’s running mate, came out on top, with 22% of Republicans selecting him.
Second place ended in a relative tie between Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, with each garnering 13% of GOP support. Next was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 12% support, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 8% and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 7%.
Rounding out the list was the “other” category with 4%, and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas with 1%.
Respondents were also asked who they would want to represent the Democratic Party in 2020 if Hillary Clinton were to lose the election. The top choice was Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts – 28% of Democrats polled selected her.
Next up was Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Clinton’s running mate, who faced off with Pence in Tuesday’s debate. He received 16% of the support among Democrats. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey received 9%, followed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 8%. Democratic respondents who selected “other” also totaled 8%.