From various sources including the Congresswoman herself, there’s been talk of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) potentially becoming the running mate for Donald Trump if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, which is generally expected. Almost nobody wants Greene as Trump’s vice presidential pick in such a scenario, though.
That conclusion arises from polling done by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek, which found that among respondents identified as having voted for Trump in 2020, only one percent selected Greene as their preferred choice for the other spot on the presidential ticket if Trump wins the nomination. A significant portion — reaching much higher levels than seen with Greene — went instead with conservative businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who is actually also running for president but like all other candidates in the GOP presidential primary who are trying to challenge Trump hasn’t come anywhere close to toppling him in polling. A full 30 percent selected Ramaswamy, who led the group significantly.
The level of support for Greene potentially becoming Trump’s running mate was at roughly the same point among Americans in general — meaning very low. It’s not for a lack of trying, considering Greene’s obsessive promotion of the far-right approach in many areas. Recently, she said she wouldn’t support government funding, which will be necessary soon to keep the federal government fully operational, without the fulfillment of a laundry list of wishes like the formal approval of an impeachment inquiry targeting President Joe Biden.
Greene has been clamoring for Biden’s impeachment for years — an effort that, based in essentially no real-world evidence, won’t actually substantially improve the lives of anyone in Greene’s district, it’s worth noting. It’s surely positioned to help her with fundraising, though — an effort to which Americans nationwide can contribute. Greene also continues pushing, including in her demands before supporting government funding, for drawing down the U.S. support for Ukraine, though polling shows that many Americans support it.