As the US 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls prepare for the first debate, USSC Associate Professor in American Politics and Foreign Policy David Smith and Research Editor Victoria Cooper spoke with Research Director Jared Mondschein to give a breakdown on the candidates and the odds of anyone besting former president Trump.

What happened to Ron DeSantis? Will the legal challenges to Trump derail his campaign? Does anyone stand a chance of surging past Trump to secure the nomination?

To read more on the 2024 Republican race, we recommend the following USSC analysis: