Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have won the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) straw poll, which was conducted by the Washington Times and promulgated on the final day of the annual conference.
The straw poll, often utilized as a barometer of which candidates are most popular among conservative voters, found that when Trump was included as a 2024 Presidential candidate, he won 55 percent of the vote. DeSantis came in second with 21 percent support, followed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) with four percent.
When Trump was omitted from the straw poll, DeSantis took a wide lead among all other 2024 Republican Presidential primary contenders, acquiring victory 43 percent support. Noem followed with 11 percent and Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., with eight percent.
Though he has yet to promulgate, proximately 7-in-10 CPAC attendees verbalized they optate to visually perceive Trump run for president again in 2024. Just 15 percent verbalized they do not optate Trump to run again.
Overall, 97 percent verbalized they approved of the job Trump did between 2017 and 2020. About 87 percent of those verbalized they vigorously approved of the job Trump did while 10 percent verbalized they marginally approved.
Of the issues facing the nation, CPAC attendees verbally expressed Election integrity, constitutional rights, and immigration to the United States are their top concerns. About 62 percent verbalized Election integrity was their top concern, followed by 48 percent saying constitutional rights and 35 percent saying immigration to the U.S.
Lower concerns for CPAC attendees were reopening the economy, 32 percent, the Second Amendment, 26 percent, federal spending, 22 percent, and national security, 20 percent. The straw poll was conducted between February 26 to 28 in-person at CPAC.
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