GOP voters overwhelmingly want Pence on 2020 ticket with Trump

An overwhelming majority of GOP voters want Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Want to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe MORE to stay on as President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit 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 HaleyNikki HaleyWill Pence primary Trump — and win? Noem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions MORE and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamEight Republicans join Democrats to confirm head of DOJ environmental division GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden DACA court ruling puts weight of immigration reform on Democrats 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