Former President Donald Trump is still very popular among conservatives, as last week’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) showed. He easily won a CPAC straw poll, beating a dozen Republican contenders.
Trump used his CPAC address to denounce the radical left and “cancel culture.” He called the 2020 election “a disgrace to our nation.”
“We are truly being scorned and disrespected all over the world. Never forget that the radical left is not the majority in this country. We are the majority and it’s not even close,” Trump said to a cheering crowd.
Among conservatives, Trump is still a force to be reckoned with. 70% of CPAC attendees said Donald Trump was their preferred nominee in 2024.
CPAC held an informal survey in which attendees were asked who they wanted to see run for the White House. 70% of respondents had chosen Donald Trump. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was a distant second with 21% of support, followed by Senator Ron Paul with 1%.
DeSantis was a clear winner of the informal survey when Trump was not a contender. 68% of respondents backed him in the second question in which Trump was omitted. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won 5% and Donald Trump Jr. 4%.