KEY POINTS

  • The favorability poll pitted Don Jr. against six other Republicans
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis came in at second
  • Rep. Liz Cheney came in last place

Donald Trump Jr., son of former President Donald Trump, topped a GOP favorability poll that pitted him against six other Republican figures. 

In a poll conducted by Tony Fabrizio of Fabrizio Lee & Associates between July 6 to 8, Don Jr. was seen leading the field with a +55 favorability rate, trumping Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., by one point.

Fabrizio was pollster on both of Trump’s presidential campaigns.

“Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump Jr. are well-known and very well-liked by most Republicans, doing best among President Trump’s biggest supporters,” Fabrizio said, as first reported by Axios

It is unclear whether Don Jr. plans to run for the presidency in 2024. In a July interview with Fox News, he indicated that he didn’t have immediate plans to make a bid. 

"Who knows," he said, according to People. "I love being in that fight. I love fighting for the things that are out there, that I believe in as a conservative. I will do that irrespective. To want to actually get in that mix, is a whole different story."

On the other hand, DeSantis, in the recent 2024 straw poll conducted at the Western Conservative Summit and hosted by the Colorado Christian university’s Centennial Institute, was seen leading with 74.12% as the top candidate for the presidency in 2024, edging Trump.

DeSantis had previously come in second to Trump at a straw poll conducted in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He finished first in a poll where the former president’s name was not included.

In the poll conducted by Fabrizio, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy came in at third, with a +24 favorability rate, with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., coming at fourth with a +17 favorability rate. The Florida lawmaker had previously faced two investigations of sexual misconduct, illegal drug use, and sex-trafficking a minor.

"The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct," the House Ethics Committee wrote in a statement in April. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who is known for promoting election fraud and QAnon conspiracy theories, came in fifth with a +8 favorability rate. She outpaced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell placed sixth with a +2 favorability rate. 

In seventh place was U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, who was given a -43 favorability rate after she called out the former president for promoting false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. 

"The 2020 presidential election was not stolen," Cheney had stated in a tweet. "Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system."

Then-president Donald Trump and his son Donald Jr. at Trump Tower in New York, with Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg behind them, in January 2017 Then-president Donald Trump and his son Donald Jr. at Trump Tower in New York, with Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg behind them, in January 2017 Photo: AFP / Timothy A. CLARY