ORLANDO, FL – According to reports, the results of an anonymous online straw poll that were revealed at CPAC showed former President Donald Trump as being the clear favorite as the 2024 GOP candidate for the White House.
During this year’s anonymous straw poll at CPAC in Orlando, Trump managed to snag 59% of the votes with respect to him being sought as the person to represent the Republican party for the 2024 bid for the presidency.
Between the two CPACs that were held in 2021 where the same poll was conducted, Trump had garnered 55% in the Orlando 2021 event and 70% in the Dallas 2021 event.
The only other person to get more than 2% of the votes among the 19 names listed on the straw poll was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who garnered 28% of the votes during this year’s CPAC in Orlando – showing an uptick in support from the 21% he had last year.
But a second survey question that was among the straw poll showcased even more support for Governor DeSantis – under the contingency that Trump wouldn’t throw his name in the hat in 2024 – where he’d managed to gather 61% of the votes to be the GOP candidate for the White House.
The runner-up in the Trump-free polling question saw former CIA Director Mike Pompeo with 6.3% of the vote, with Donald Trump, Jr. in third with 5.9% and Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul both tying with 3.3% of the vote.
It’s hardly a surprise to see Trump top the CPAC poll as the preferred candidate for the White House bid in 2024, as he is still fervently sought for his endorsement by those aspiring to various elected offices.
One such individual who is gunning for Trump’s endorsement is Republican gubernatorial candidate for Pennsylvania Dave White, who boasted about a private sit down he was slated to have with Trump at CPAC.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the president. He has done great things for the United States. He put America first, similar to what I’m trying to do in Pennsylvania, putting Pennsylvania first, getting people back to work, getting good jobs.”
While Trump hasn’t publicly delivered any sort of endorsement for White as of this time, the matter cements the notion that Trump is the face of the GOP.