In a clear signal of his enduring popularity among the Republican base, former President Donald Trump has won an overwhelming majority of the votes in the CPAC straw poll.
The results of the poll, which were just released, show that Trump received 62% of the vote, far outpacing his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who received just 20%.
Trump’s victory in the straw poll underscores the continued influence he holds within the Republican party. Despite facing criticism from some quarters of the GOP, Trump remains a potent force in conservative politics and a rallying point for his supporters.
As the 2024 presidential election draws closer, it is increasingly clear that Trump is positioning himself as a leading contender for the GOP nomination. His strong showing in the CPAC straw poll is sure to boost his campaign, and it will be interesting to see how the other potential candidates respond.