Make no mistake about it — former President Donald Trump is still the undeniable leader of the Republican Party, and the people desperately want to see him run for another term in 2024.
According to The Hill, that was evidenced once again at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held over the weekend in Dallas, Texas. The former president dominated the CPAC straw poll, hauling in 69% of support from those who want him to be the head of the ’24 ticket.
The Hill noted: “Organizers announced at the convention in Texas that Trump won 69 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) with 24 percent. Trump expanded his lead from the last CPAC straw poll in February, when he received the support of 59 percent of voting attendees to DeSantis’s 28 percent.”
YUGE! @CPAC STRAW POLL:
President Trump’s Job Approval: 99%
2024 Ballot: Trump 69% (+46%)
Results paint a clear picture, President Trump continues to dominate, regardless of the wishful thinking of the fake news and pundit class. pic.twitter.com/DR123zoo2f
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 6, 2022
Rounding out the poll results was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who came in third with 2% support. All others on the list received 1% support or less.
Since Trump running in 2024 isn’t guaranteed, other polls were held to see where Republican voters are at on other candidates, including Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida.
In 2024 without Trump on the ticket, DeSantis, unsurprisingly, dominated that hypothetical race, landing 65% of support. Donald Trump Jr. came in second with 8%. Cruz netted 6% in that poll, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came in fourth with 5%.
Since leaving office, the former president has consistently scored highly in every CPAC straw poll.
NEW 🚨 Donald Trump easily won the CPAC’s 2024 straw poll, indicating he remains the first choice of Republican members for the party’s presidential nomination
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 6, 2022