GOP voters overwhelmingly want Pence on 2020 ticket with Trump

An overwhelming majority of GOP voters want Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceProtests serve as backdrop to Erdoğan's visit to White House Trump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats announce public impeachment hearings with eight witnesses next week MORE to stay on as President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE’s running mate in the 2020 election, according to a new nationwide survey released on Friday. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll found that 69 percent of registered Republican voters want Pence to share a ticket with Trump in next year's election.

Other options offered to respondents didn’t reach double-digits in the poll. Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleySanford: 'It carries real weight' to speak against Trump 'while in office' Haley seeks to quell talk she could replace Pence Steve Schmidt: 'Overwhelming chance that Trump will dump Pence' for Haley MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoProtests serve as backdrop to Erdoğan's visit to White House Chris Wallace: Taylor testimony 'very damaging to President Trump' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democrats open televised impeachment hearings MORE and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Graham: Senate trial 'must expose the whistleblower' Graham says Schiff should be a witness in Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-S.C.) all tied, each receiving 9 percent support.

Another 4 percent of Republicans voters said they preferred someone else, without specifying a name. 

When broken down by gender, 73 percent of men named Pence as their top choice, compared to 63 percent of Republican women.

Haley made headlines last week with a tweet that offered support for Pence and stated "enough with the false rumors."

The tweet raised eyebrows since there has not been a lot of public talk about Haley replacing Pence as Trump's running mate.

“Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years," she wrote in the tweet. "He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the president. He has my complete support."

Trump officially kicked off his 2020 reelection bid with a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida in June. 

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted online among 404 Republican voters between Aug. 23 and 24 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. 

—Tess Bonn