The Fox News Power Rankings are out, and they paint a picture of the 2024 GOP presidential races as a competition between populist candidates and traditional conservatives. The latest FOX Business polls show former President Trump maintains a large lead in the race both in Iowa and South Carolina. As the next GOP primary debate is set to take place on September 27th, the FOX Business polls show that voters have thrown more support for former Ambassador Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy since the first debate; however, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is still the number two in the race. FOX News Decision Desk Director Arnon Mishkin joins the Rundown to explain the increasing popularity of populist GOP candidates, the rising candidates in the race, and the factors allowing former President Trump to sustain a large lead over his challengers.

Following the pandemic, more parents began seeking more options for their children’s education instead of their local public school. This prompted several states across the country to enact legislation to provide different options and give parents the power of school choice. For example, Arizona provides vouchers for students to attend private schools, and Iowa offers an education savings account to eligible families to cover tuition, fees, and other education-related expenses. Brian Brenberg, co-host of “The Big Money Show” on FOX Business, is focusing on school choice as part of FBN’s weeklong series on “Education in America.” On the Rundown, he shares why more parents are turning to alternative options, explains the rise in charter schools’ popularity, and breaks down how COVID-19 may have placed students behind academically.

Plus, commentary by Fox News contributor Liz Peek.