The former President has demonstrated that he maintains his position at the pinnacle of the Republican Party. At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that was held in Dallas, Texas this past weekend, the organizers made the announcement on Saturday that Trump had won the presidential straw poll with 69 percent of the vote. According to reports, this is a rise of 10% from the time when conservatives participated in voting at the Florida CPAC convention earlier this year. Ron DeSantis, the incumbent governor of Florida, came in second place with 24 percent of the vote, but he was a long way behind Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the Republican candidate for president of the United States, placed in third place with two percent of the vote, while other candidates garnered one percent of the vote or less.
Although DeSantis is garnering interest as a possible alternative to Trump as the GOP contender in 2024, Trump has routinely led the informal straw polls at CPAC ever since he left office a year ago. DeSantis is receiving prominence as a possible alternative to Trump as the 2024 GOP nominee.
A straw poll was conducted at CPAC in February 2021, approximately one month after Trump's time as president came to an end. Trump received 55 percent of the vote, which was enough to win the poll, while DeSantis received 21 percent of the vote. In the informal poll that was conducted during the second CPAC conference in July of last year, he earned support from seventy percent of attendees.
The majority of President Trump's nominees for Republican primaries have been successful, and he has been at the forefront of efforts to nominate "America First" candidates for positions in Congress and state legislatures. The findings also demonstrated that the majority of people at CPAC do not anticipate either President Biden or Vice President Harris to be the nominee for the Democratic party in 2024.