An unofficial poll was conducted Saturday among attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas to determine who should be selected as the 2024 Republican candidate, Donald Trump President Pugh easily announced the result with an absolute majority.
Trump pollster Jim McLaughlin announced the results on stage hours before the former president was expected to take the stage, UPI Report.
“Yes, President Trump boosted his job approval rate to an astronomical 99% in the CPAC straw poll and beat the potential 2024 field with 69% of the vote, up from 59% in CPAC in February ,” McLaughlin said via social media.
– Jim McLaughlin (@JMcLaughlinSTK) August 6, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not at CPAC but is widely seen as a potential candidate for the 2024 presidential election. Vendors were even seen selling merchandise bearing the governor’s name at the meeting, Dallas Morning News report.
DeSantis claimed 24% of the total compared to Trump’s 69% in straw polls, but 65% of attendees said they would vote for DeSantis if the former president wasn’t an option s.
The UPI report outlines that Sen. Ted Cruz received just 2 percent of the vote in the polls, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s turnout was no higher than zero.
The straw poll is not a scientific survey, limited to CPAC participants and not representative of the wider Republican electorate.