(RoyalPatriot.com )- In case you didn’t hear, CPAC – the Conservative Political Action Conference – was just held in Texas. The conference is usually held in Washington, D.C. or Florida in the early spring, but this summer we were treated to an additional weekend of political speeches from high-profile Republicans, and former President Donald Trump was one of the headliner speakers.
At every CPAC event, attendees are allowed to take part in a straw poll, which determines how people feel about who should be the next candidate for president. And this time around, former President Donald Trump easily won the straw poll with a vast majority of attendees supporting him in his rumored plans to run for the GOP nomination in the 2024 race.
Former President Trump, who has not confirmed his intention to run again in 2024, won 70% of the vote in the anonymous straw poll – the results of which were announced on Sunday, the final night of CPAC.
It’s an increase over the 55% support Trump won in a straw poll performed at CPAC in Orlando, Florida, back in February.
It means that as time goes by, former President Trump’s popularity keeps on growing, and Republicans are eager to see him take the fight to the extremist Biden administration.
Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis came a strong second behind the former president, with 21% of the vote. Not a single other candidate even achieved over 1% in the poll, and there were 19 other people on the list.
Once upon a time, it was widely believed that former Vice President Mike Pence would be the Republican pick for the 2024 race…how times change!
In his CPAC address, former President Trump thanked everybody for their “incredible support.”
The full results of the poll can be found here.
Rand Paul came third in the race, with 1%. Behind him was Nikki Haley, the controversial establishment Republican who was famously rejected by former President Trump when she requested a meeting with him after the last presidential election.
Ted Cruz came fifth, and Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson came 2nd. Mike Pence didn’t even hit 1%.
Right at the very bottom was Mitt Romney…unsurprisingly. He was roundly beaten by the “Other” category. Brutal.