Former President Trump’s Republican support has grown since leaving office, according to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll.
Trump garnered 59 percent of CPAC attendees’ support for a 2024 presidential run, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) came in second with 28 percent.
Last year in Orlando, Trump received 55 percent, four points less than 2022.
In a straw poll question that omitted Trump, DeSantis garnered 61% of votes.
“DeSantis, we’d like to keep him as governor here. I want Trump to run and win,” Tom Freeman, a Florida businessman, told Reuters.
President Biden had possibly his worst job approval ever at the conservative conference as 99 percent of participants disapproved, with 98 percent who “strongly disapproved.”
CPAC attendees said the greatest threat to America was Joe Biden, with 61 percent; China at 35 percent; and only three percent said Russia.
The three most important issues to CPAC respondents were election integrity, border security, and constitutional rights.
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