Despite recent buzz in the national media that he could have an eye on the White House, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin appears to have an uphill battle in the Lone Star State.

On Thursday, Politico published a piece pushing the possibility that Youngkin—who was just elected to lead Virginia in November of 2021—could possibly be a contender for the presidency, as he has reportedly met with major Republican fundraisers. The same article praises him as being “the Republican who wants to end the Trump era.”

For his part, Youngkin has kept coy about the rumors, telling Fox News, “We’ll see what comes next,” when asked about potential presidential ambitions.

If he were to pull the trigger on a campaign, the Virginia governor would have his work cut out for him in Texas.

A recent presidential poll published by CWS Research and commissioned by the Defend Texas Liberty PAC shows zero percent of Republican voters in Texas selecting Youngkin as their choice. Meanwhile, 45 percent of voters say they would support Donald Trump as the nominee.

When Trump is removed from consideration, Youngkin’s support climbs to 1 percent.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dominates the poll without Trump, garnering 56 percent of Republican voter support.

Gov. Greg Abbott, meanwhile, registered 4 percent with Trump in consideration and 8 percent without. 

The full poll can be viewed here.  

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens

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