Speaking on an episode of “Being” on Thursday (December 15), New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) told host Dana Bash that the GOP is “moving on” from former President Donald Trump.
Speaking diplomatically, Sununu said Tump’s time leading politics in the party was “done,” adding the former President had “done his service.”
Sununu explained the party desired the “next idea” and the “next generation,” whatever that would look like.
He added that it was “un-American” for the country to be pining after the “leadership of yesterday.”
Sununu also shared that he believed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would be a “good President,” noting that he believed many GOP Governors would be good Presidential material.
Polling also echoes Sununu’s statements, with recent polls showing Trump losing favor with Republican voters and DeSantis gaining support.
A recent Wallstreet Journal poll showed, among Republican primary voters, DeSantis was preferred to Trump. DeSantis received 52 percent support from GOP primary voters compared to Trump’s 38 percent.
DeSantis also had greater favorability, with 86 percent of respondents holding the Florida Governor in a favorable light; Trump trailed by 12 percentage points in this, with only 72 percent of respondents viewing him positively.
Attention on Trump’s viability as a GOP Presidential nominee has been getting increased scrutiny after the former President announced his 2024 White House bid one week after the midterm elections.
The former President had hit back at polls suggesting DeSantis is Beating him, taking to Truth Social earlier in the week to say that “REAL POLLING” showed he was “leading by a lot.”