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Trump easily wins CPAC straw poll as 2024 favorite

Florida governor Ron DeSantis came in a distant second.

Updated: July 11, 2021 - 10:46pm

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday easily won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.

The 45th president captured 70% of the votes, up from 55% in a similar straw poll last February at the CPAC event in Orlando, Fla.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in a distant second with 21%. No one other candidate topped 1%.

"I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your incredible support," Trump said as he delivered the event's keynote address after the straw poll results were announced.