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CPAC Poll Shows What a Trump v. DeSantis Matchup Would Look Like

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Given just how nauseatingly inept the Biden administration has become, it should come as no surprise that many Americans are already looking ahead to the 2024 presidential election, and the opportunity to reset the political clock and make some progress.

For many, this means the return of Donald Trump to the political arena – a move that the former President has hinted at publicly on several occasions.

But not everyone in the GOP is on board, with a great deal of speculation surrounding the possibility that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may be joining the fray as well.  DeSantis has been largely quiet about the possibility, but has been meeting with some so-called “megadonors” in recent weeks.

A recent CPAC straw poll shows us just where the party stands on this idea, however.

Former President Donald Trump convincingly won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) three-day gathering in Texas

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Trump, who’s repeatedly teased making another presidential run in 2024 to try and return to the White House, captured 69% of ballots cast in the anonymous online straw poll, according to results announced by CPAC on Saturday.

The support for the former president, who remains the most popular and influential politician in the Republican Party and continues to play a kingmaker’s role in GOP primaries, is up from his 59% showing in the anonymous online straw poll at the CPAC gathering in Orlando, Florida in February.

DeSantis’ support seems to be waning a bit.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second on the 2024 presidential nomination question, at 24%, down from his 28% showing at CPAC in Orlando five months ago.

Trump is said to be privately annoyed by DeSantis’ unwillingness to simply support the former President’s own reelection possibilities.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.