Former President Trump is calling to “revamp” the Republican National Committee (RNC) if the group proceeds with its primary debates, which Trump has repeatedly spurned.
“GREAT POLLS JUST RELEASED – BEST EVER! Harvard/Harris TRUMP 67%, DeSanctimonious 9%, Birdbrain 8%, Ramaswamy 5%, Christie – dead in the water, a total loser! Trump up 7% to 10% on CROOKED JOE BIDEN,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform, using nicknames to deride fellow candidates Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, which revealed that 67% of GOP voters would support the former president in the Republican presidential primary, compared to 8% for Haley and 9% for DeSantis, was one of the polling figures that Trump cited.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received three percent of the proceeds, while biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy received five percent.
According to the study, Trump would defeat President Biden 48 percent to 41 percent in a hypothetical two-way race.
Trump warned that the “RNC must save money on the lowest ever ratings debates,” while pushing baseless accusations that the 2020 election was stolen. “If not, REVAMP THE RNC, NOW!!”
Trump’s campaign has previously pushed the RNC to stop holding presidential primary debates. Trump campaign adviser Chris LaCivita said in a statement in September that the “RNC should immediately put an end to any further primary debates so we can train our fire on Crooked Joe Biden and quit wasting time and money that could be going to evicting Biden from the White House.”
Because of his big lead in the primary field in both national and early state polls, Trump has avoided all three of the prior GOP debates in favour of counterprogramming events. The 2024 race appears to be shaping up to be another Trump vs. Biden contest.