President Trump easily won the CPAC 2024 straw poll and captured 69% of the votes.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in second with 24% of the votes.
“President Trump remains the most dominant force in American politics, and as yet another poll shows, it’s a reality that will propel the growth and success of the Republican Party through the Midterms and beyond,” Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told Fox News.
Fox News reported:
Former President Donald Trump convincingly won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) three-day gathering in Texas
Trump, who’s repeatedly teased making another presidential run in 2024 to try and return to the White House, captured 69% of ballots cast in the anonymous online straw poll, according to results announced by CPAC on Saturday.
The support for the former president, who remains the most popular and influential politician in the Republican Party and continues to play a kingmaker’s role in GOP primaries, is up from his 59% showing in the anonymous online straw poll at the CPAC gathering in Orlando, Florida in February.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second on the 2024 presidential nomination question, at 24%, down from his 28% showing at CPAC in Orlando five months ago.
The CPAC Texas straw poll results were released just ahead of the confab’s keynote speech by Trump. DeSantis, who appeared at the Orlando conference earlier this year, did not attend the Texas gathering.
President Trump won the 2022 Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC in February.
His closest challenger was Governor Ron DeSantis.
In February, Trump had 59% support. DeSantis had 28%, more than 30 points behind the 45th President.
Trump will be speaking at CPAC in Dallas Saturday evening.
— CPAC 2022 (@CPAC) August 6, 2022