Trump wins 70% of votes in CPAC straw poll for 2024 GOP nomination – with Florida Gov Ron DeSantis trailing behind at 21%
- Trump received 70 percent of the votes cast in the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas this weekend for 2024 GOP presidential nomination
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was second with 21 percent
- None of the other 19 potential candidates had more than 1 percent
- The CPAC is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the US and has become pro-Trump since 2016
That’s up from the 55 percent he won in the hypothetical 2024 Republican primary matchup straw poll at CPAC Orlando in late February, Fox News reported.
The runner up was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who received 21 percent of the anonymous votes.
None of the other 19 potential 2024 Republican White House contenders topped received more than one percent.
Donald Trump giving the keynote address during this weekend CPAC in Dallas
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis received the second most votes with 21 percent
None of the other 19 candidates received more than 1 percent
‘I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your incredible support,’ Trump said during the event’s keynote address.
During his speech, he attacked President Joe Biden, Big Tech (mentioning his lawsuits against Facebook and Twitter), critical race theory and the media while continuing to push the narrative of a stolen election
‘For generations, the American conservative union has helped lead the charge to defend our values, protect our country, and preserve our glorious American heritage,’ Trump said. ‘You see they’re taking our heritage away. That’s not going to happen. Not going to happen.’
The CPAC is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the US, but since 2016, it’s been very pro-Trump.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said in his speech on Friday that Trump’s ‘policies will live on forever.’
‘He has taught America to stand up and fight for this nation, he said, according to Bloomberg. ‘In 2024, Trumpism will rise again.’