Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said two-thirds of Republicans want someone other than former President Donald Trump as the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, made the statement during two Sept. 26, 2023, interviews in Madison.
Ryan spokesperson Kevin Seifert told Wisconsin Watch that Ryan meant to say that two-thirds of Americans don’t support Trump.
Seifert cited an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of U.S. adults released Aug. 15.
Nearly two-thirds of respondents said either they definitely would not support Trump (53%) or probably not support him (11%).
But among Republicans, nearly two-thirds (63%) said they want Trump to run again and 74% said they would support him.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Sept. 13 found similar results.
A CNN poll released Sept. 7 found that two-thirds of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters said the party should nominate someone other than President Joe Biden.
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Quinnipiac University: https://poll.qu.edu/poll-release?releaseid=3878
DocumentCloud: CNN poll