Trump Loses to DeSantis in 2024 Straw Poll at Conservative Summit—Again


Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis was favored for a second year over former President Donald Trump to be the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee at an annual conservative conference.

The Western Conservative Summit has been held in Colorado since 2010. The event is organized by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, which is located in Lakewood, immediately west of Denver. Summit organizers conduct a straw poll at the event to gauge attendees’ preferences for who should be the next presidential candidate.

This year, DeSantis was the frontrunner, with the backing of 71.01 percent of respondents. Trump came in close behind in second place with the support of 67.68 percent. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was in third place (28.73 percent) and Ben Carson, who served as Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, came in fourth (24.15 percent).

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