The 2017 midterm elections will decide who will be president.
With just under a week left before the voting begins, here’s a look at the five most likely candidates for the Oval Office.
Jeb Bush Jeb Bush is the most likely Republican to win reelection in 2018, according to a recent Associated Press/GfK poll.
The former Florida governor won reelection in 2016 and his approval rating has surged in recent months.
His brother, George H.W. Bush, won reelection as president in 1992.
He’s now the longest-serving president in U.S. history, and he will likely be considered the front-runner for the job for many reasons.
A Jeb Bush presidency would represent a massive shift in American politics, which has been largely dominated by Republicans since George W. Bush’s presidency ended in 2001.
He would also likely have a very close race with Donald Trump.
Trump would likely have to defeat Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Health Care: House passes bipartisan funding bill | Trump signs off on new drug pricing rules | FDA approves ‘pill mill’ drug | Dems push for Medicaid expansion GOP senators unveil new legislation to fund health care law MORE (D-Mass.) in a close Senate race.
A Bush presidency also would likely give Trump more leverage in negotiations with the Democratic-led House over the country’s healthcare overhaul, which was unveiled in the fall of 2017.
But, as the Associated Press noted, “It would also be an unprecedented moment for the nation’s highest-ranking public official to become president without a Democratic president.”
Ben Carson Ben Carson is one of the more well-known names in politics and a former presidential candidate.
He ran for president in 2016 but dropped out of the race after less than a month in office.
Carson has a favorable ratings rating of around 80 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, according a recent Gallup poll.
He also has the support of a sizable chunk of Republicans, which should make him a good pick for the top job.
But Carson has not yet formally announced his candidacy, and the GOP primary is still months away.
A Carson presidency could be the biggest political shakeup of the century, and it’s unlikely that the country would see it coming.
Mike Pence Mike Pence is the governor of Indiana and former vice president of both parties.
He is also the son of former Vice President Joe Biden Joseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection Countdown: Kavanaugh allegations put GOP in tough spot | Republicans start to pull plug on candidates | Dems get early start in Iowa | Overnight Defense: Mattis says Trump ‘not happy’ about military intervention | Mattis: US will continue to provide Iraq with U.N. aid | Dems seek to expand child tax credit Biden takes another swipe at GOP over Kavanaugh comments MORE, a former governor of Virginia.
Pence is considered a moderate and could be an asset to the Republican Party in 2020.
But Pence’s approval ratings have sunk in recent years, with a recent CNN/ORC poll showing him with just 18 percent of the public approving of his job performance.
His popularity has also declined since his 2016 presidential run.
A Pence presidency could prove problematic for Trump, who has been a polarizing figure for much of his first term in office and has been widely criticized for his controversial rhetoric.
Ben Sasse Ben Sissenden is a Nebraska senator who is considered the Republican establishment’s preferred candidate for the White House in 2020, according the Wall Street Journal.
A Sasse presidency would likely be a setback for Trump.
A potential Sasse victory would likely put the Republican party in a position to push through the GOP’s controversial tax-cut bill.
Sasse would also have to navigate a difficult reelection campaign, which could also affect his party’s chances of picking a candidate to succeed him in 2020 after a lackluster showing in 2016.
A Trump presidency would make for a very difficult time for Republicans, especially after their lackluster showing last year in Congress.
Mike Huckabee Mike Huckabee is the son and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.
He won the 2016 GOP presidential nomination with a much smaller margin of victory than he would have needed to win a general election.
But he still has a solid standing among Republican voters.
Huckabee is viewed favorably by just under 60 percent of Republican voters, according an ABC News poll conducted in June 2017.
He’d be an attractive pick for a Trump presidency, but it would be an even tougher task than for any other potential Republican candidate to overcome Trump’s support among Republican primary voters.
Scott Walker Scott Walker is the former governor and chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party.
He served as governor from 2011 to 2013.
He has been one of Trump’s closest and most vociferous supporters in the White Houses White House.
He was a top supporter of the tax bill during the 2017 congressional budget negotiations.
His campaign slogan, “We’re not the party of the wealthy,” has become one of his most famous phrases, and his campaign is currently fundraising for