A CPAC straw poll for a hypothetical 2024 election saw former President Donald Trump win. It also shows how far former Vice President Mike Pence fell in terms of support.
The CPAC Dallas Republican presidential straw poll had Trump at 70 percent, DeSantis at 21 percent, and the rest at 1 percent pic.twitter.com/U5djp3qNSh
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Trump won the straw poll with 70%. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came second at 21%. Apart from those two, it went downhill for other Republican hopefuls.
Rand Paul had 1%, similar to Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson. Both Kristi Noem and Mike Pompeo also had 1 point. Additionally, other hopefuls, including Mike Pence, Mitt Romney, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, and Ben Carson, among others, gained a weak 0%.
The results of the CPAC straw poll show a significant turnaround for Trump compared to the Western Conservative Summit last June. The top 10 for that poll included the following people:
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- Ron DeSantis with 74.12%
- Donald Trump with 71.43%
- Ted Cruz with 42.86%
- Mike Pompeo with 39.35%
- Tim Scott with 35.58%
- Kristi Noem with 29.92%
- Tom Cotton with 29.92%
- Rand Paul with 27.76%
- Donald Trump Jr. with 24.8%
- Mike Pence with 21.56%
Meanwhile, another CPAC 2024 straw poll earlier this year pitted possible candidates head-to-head, in which Trump also took the top spot in this poll at 55%. He is followed by DeSantis (21%) and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (4%).
The former president also saw his support increase among those faithful to the CPAC. This follows a slew of strong public appearances, including rallies in the states of Ohio and Florida.
With regards to the political establishment, it also looks like Trump remains as popular as ever among the conservative voter base. This may surprise those trying to get rid of him, but the former president continues to survive any attack his critics throw at him.