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CPAC GOP Primary Straw Poll Results For President & VP Are In!


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CPAC 2023 in Washington D.C. is winding down on Saturday.

On the final day of the conference, CPAC released the results of its GOP straw poll.

Unsurprisingly, President Trump was victorious!

Trump won the straw poll with 62% of the vote.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finished second place with 20% of the vote.

Fox News reported:

Former President Donald Trump topped the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll for the 2024 GOP nomination by a wide margin at the conservative conference Saturday.

Trump won 62% support in the poll, which was announced shortly before he was scheduled to speak to the crowd gathered at the Gaylord in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in as second choice with 20% support. The third-place pick at 5% support was long-shot GOP candidate Perry Johnson, a businessman who attempted to run for governor in Michigan but was blocked from participating in the Republican primary.

Kari Lake won the vice president straw poll.

Lake won the poll with 20% of the vote, while Ron DeSantis finished second with 14% of the vote.

Nikki Haley came in third at 10%

“We’re flattered, but unfortunately our legal team says the Constitution won’t allow for her to serve as Governor and VP at the same time,” Kari Lake War Room humorously tweeted.

Lake remains in an ongoing battle against the corrupt Arizona gubernatorial election.

The New York Post provided additional details on the presidential straw poll:

Two other declared GOP candidates, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, garnered 3 and 1 percent of the vote respectively — and Michigan businessman Perry Johnson, who ran a Super Bowl ad for his long-shot campaign for the GOP nomination came in third with 5% of the vote.

Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, along with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, each had 1% of the vote to round out the tally board.

Joseph Belnome, a New Jersey building inspector, said he cast his straw poll ballot for the former president.

“I already know [Trump] knows what he’s doing and when he gets in there he doesn’t have to have on-the-job training. He’s going to know exactly what to do,” Belnome, 47, told The Post.

“DeSantis is a good governor. I think he can be a good future president … I don’t think it’s his time yet. I think Trump has to finish what he started there.”

The poll results came shortly before Trump was scheduled to take the stage for a raucous keynote address Saturday evening.



 

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