President Trump won in 2016, and we know 2020 was a landslide, but what can we expect for 2024?
Will President Trump run again, and with whom?
The Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) straw poll for the 2024 GOP presidential nominee has President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the top.
President Trump was the leader in typical landslide fashion.
In the poll, 70 percent of those who responded said they would vote for President Trump in the Republican primary.
Governor DeSantis followed President Trump with 21 percent.
The RINOs must be in the throes of despair, and that’s delightful! Trump easily wins CPAC 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw pollhttps://t.co/l1aevud6Tt
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) July 12, 2021
RESULTS ARE IN: CPAC straw poll reveals conservatives' choice for '24 nod — and it's not close https://t.co/Lz5wVDRvjQ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 11, 2021
Trump easily wins CPAC straw poll as 2024 favorite | Just The News https://t.co/uv7mVGvR2l
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) July 12, 2021
President Trump easily wins CPAC Straw Poll. Mike Pence = 0% 😂 pic.twitter.com/VsyJxonRYZ
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) July 11, 2021
Did you notice how horribly Mike Pence did coming in 10th place?
Fox News reports President Trump is now up 15 percent from the hypothetical 2024 Republican primary matchup straw poll CPAC conducted in February.
Fox News has more on the story:
Trump, who’s repeatedly flirted with making another presidential run in 2024 to try and return to the White House, captured 70% of ballots cast in the anonymous straw poll, according to results announced by CPAC on Sunday afternoon.
That’s a boost from the 55% support he won in the hypothetical 2024 Republican primary matchup straw poll at CPAC Orlando in late February.
“I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your incredible support,” Trump said as he gave the Dallas event’s keynote address minutes later.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in a distant second, at 21%. No one else among the 19 potential 2024 Republican White House contenders topped 1%.
DeSantis, a first-term governor and Trump ally who soared in popularity among conservatives nationwide for his resistance to lockdowns and COVID restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, easily topped a second 2024 ballot question – without Trump on the hypothetical ballot.
DeSantis grabbed 68% support on that question, with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at 5%. Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were both at 4%, with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at 3%. No one else topped 2%.
The straw poll results, along with the former president’s headliner speech on Sunday, were the most anticipated moments at the three-day gathering of conservative activists and leaders from across the country.
Trump’s strong performance comes as no surprise. CPAC, long the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives, has become a Trump-fest since his 2016 presidential election victory.
Eighty-eight percent of 1,525 CPAC attendees casting ballots said they strongly approved of the job Trump did in the White House, with another 10% somewhat approving.
CPAC attendees anonymously answered – via an online app – the 20-question survey designed by organizers. Among the topics on the secret ballot, which organizers say will give them a sense of the pulse of the conservative movement, are critical race theory, cancel culture and border security. But the 2024 straw poll questions, without a doubt, generated the most interest.
At the straw poll at CPAC in Orlando, DeSantis, who finished in second place with 21% support, was the only other Republican to reach double digits.
DeSantis topped the second straw poll question in Orlando, which didn’t include Trump, finishing with 43% support in the hypothetical nomination showdown, with Noem second at 11%.
President Trump seems to be the people’s choice for the Republican 2024 presidential nomination yet again.
We have a clip from the moment CPAC announces President Trump’s nomination.
Check it out safely from Rumble below:
We have reported President Trump making statements such as “We’re taking back the White House– sooner than you think!”
And at CPAC today, President Trump said, “We will take back the White House.”
It certainly can’t come soon enough!