CPAC Dallas straw poll shows Republicans want Trump for president in 2024

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Former President Donald Trump is the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican nomination for president in 2024, according to attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.

In the unscientific CPAC straw poll conducted during the three-day conference and released Saturday, 69% of about 1,000 attendees who voted said they would choose Trump if the election were held today, while 24% said they would vote for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Trump had 59% of support in a straw poll conducted during a CPAC event in Orlando in February.

During his speech Saturday, Trump didn’t mention DeSantis by name, saying that “second place” was 24%.

If the former president is not on the ballot, CPAC attendees’ support for DeSantis grows to 65%, according to the poll.

Ahead of Trump’s speech, most CPAC attendees said they believe the Republican Party is DeSantis’ to inherit,…

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