Donald Trump dominates the CPAC 2024 presidential straw poll

Former President Donald Trump just dominated another 2024 presidential poll.

Fox News reports that Trump “easily won” the 2024 straw poll that was conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held over the weekend in Orlando, Florida. 

The results

CPAC participants voted on who they would like to see as the Republicans’ 2024 presidential nominee in 2024. Fifty-nine percent — a clear majority — chose former President Trump.

That was a better result for Trump than last year’s CPAC, when he only received 55% of the vote. However, it’s notably lower than the support he received at the CPAC that was held in Dallas, Texas, last July. There, Trump earned 70% of the vote.

In this year’s CPAC straw poll, Trump’s closest rival, like in countless other 2024 polls, is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). The Florida governor, though, was significantly behind Trump, only receiving 28% of the vote.

However, when Trump is not among the Republican 2024 candidates, DeSantis jumps into the clear lead with 61% of the vote. His closest rival would be former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who only received 6.3% of the vote.

The results make it clear that Trump and DeSantis remain the favorites to earn the Republican nod in the 2024 presidential race.

Trump drops another hint

The country is still officially unsure if Trump will make another run for the White House again in 2024. He has certainly teased the idea on several occasions, but he has yet to officially make the announcement.

Trump, in fact, gave one of his hardest teases yet during his CPAC speech on Saturday. There, Trump said that his opponents, presumable the Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, are “going to find out the hard way.”

“They will find out like never before. We did it twice,” Trump said. “And, we’ll do it again. We’re going to be doing it again. A third time.”

That’s about as close as Trump could come to announcing his 2024 candidacy without officially announcing it. It is expected that Trump will officially announce his 2024 candidacy after this year’s midterm elections.

Trump, in the meantime, has been working to help Republicans win back Congress.

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