DeSantis Tops Trump VP Poll, Haley Gains Ground

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Here's the latest on the potential running mates for former President Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign. According to a recent I&I/TIPP Poll, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis remains the top choice among Republican voters, with 14% support. However, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has gained ground, jumping to 11% support from 8% in May. Author-entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy also saw a slight increase in support, rising to 8%.

The poll, which surveyed a national sample of 693 registered Republicans, found that DeSantis, Haley, Ramaswamy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott were the top five choices for Trump's running mate. However, the most popular answer was "Not sure," with 26% of respondents indicating they were unsure who Trump's vice president should be.

When asked who their second choice for Trump's running mate would be, DeSantis saw a slight decrease in support, dropping to 10%. Scott, Abbott, and former Housing Secretary Ben Carson all received 6% support, while Haley dropped to 4%.

While the poll suggests that voters favor familiar faces with a track record of success, it remains unclear who Trump will ultimately choose as his running mate. NBC reported last week that Trump had sent out "vetting papers" to several potential candidates, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and Ohio Senator J.D. Vance. However, the poll's top choice, DeSantis, was notably absent from the list.

Despite the ongoing speculation, Trump has remained focused on defending himself from the numerous criminal charges levied against him in federal and state courts. However, as the election draws closer, it is likely that more information will emerge about his potential running mate.

In other news, a suspect who was being held in a California jail on charges connected to a 2022 shooting in Sacramento died in his cell on Saturday. The 29-year-old male inmate was identified as Smiley Martin, who was awaiting trial on three felony charges stemming from the shooting that killed six people and wounded 12 others.

Finally, comedian Bill Maher recently criticized President Joe Biden's proposed border bill, calling it a "Hail Mary" that is "not going to succeed." Maher argued that the bill, which would provide funding for border security and immigration reform, is unlikely to pass in Congress and will not address the root causes of the immigration crisis.