Trump wins CPAC poll while support for DeSantis grows

Trump still has a very high approval rating among Republican attendees with 97% saying they approve of the job he did as president.

Updated: February 27, 2022 - 1:54pm

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Former President Donald Trump won the CPAC 2022 straw poll for the 2024 presidential primary with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) coming in second. 

The poll, conducted from Thursday to Sunday with 2,564 attendees, shows that 59% of people said they would vote for Trump in the 2024 primary. DeSantis has less than half the support of Trump, 28% as the second-highest-ranking primary candidate.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came in third at 2%. Seven Republican candidates tied for fourth at 1%: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Vice President Mike Pence, Virginia Gov. Glen Youngkin and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.

Trump still has a very high approval rating among Republican attendees, with 97% saying they approve of the job he did as president.

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