Donald Trump lost his first presidential debate (and will probably lose the next two).
Mike Pence won the first and only vice-presidential debate.
Trump was not thrilled that Pence did so well and showed him up, and even went as far as taking credit for Pence’s successful debate performance.
Well guess what?
Mike Pence leads now leads the 2020 GOP presidential field.
Pence leads a new poll of the potential Republican presidential field in 2020 should (when) Donald Trump lose this year’s presidential election. Pence is the top choice for 22% of Republicans in the Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was conducted after the vice presidential debate this week and released Friday.
Trump himself and Speaker Paul Ryan follow at 13%, with Ted Cruz at 12%, Marco Rubio at 11% and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 7%. Of course Trump will be 74 in 2020, so we don’t see that happening.
Nearly a third of Trump supporters, 32%, said they would rather vote for Pence for president than Trump, while 59% said they would rather vote for Trump, according to the poll.
In contrast, 84% of Hillary Clinton’s supporters said they would rather vote for her for president than running mate Tim Kaine.