Donald Trump wins CPAC poll, again hints 2020 election was stolen
Former President Trump easily won the Conservative Political Action Conference vote for the 2024 presidential election.
Trump was supported by 70 percent of attendees at CPAC in Dallas, Texas, in the informal survey. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was supported by 21 percent, and all other potentials received less than 1 percent.
The result represents an improvement for Trump from the February CPAC poll in Orlando, Florida. In that poll, 55 percent of attendees said they would support Trump for president in 2024, followed again by DeSantis with 21 percent, and no other candidate received more than 5. percent.
When asked who they would support in 2024 if Trump decides not to run, 68 percent of Dallas attendees chose DeSantis. No other candidate exceeded 5 percent support in a race without Trump.
CPAC polls are generally poor indicators of future presidential races; Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the poll in 2014, 2015, and 2016, while Utah Sen. Mitt Romney won the poll four times in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012.
CPAC attendees have generally shown broad support for Trump since his victory in 2016. In a closing speech in Dallas on Sunday, Trump once again hinted that Democrats stole the 2020 election.
“We were doing very well until the rigged elections came,” Trump told attendees.
“If you say electoral fraud, they cancel you,” Trump added. “Unfortunately, this was an election in which the person who counted the votes was much more important than the candidate.”
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