Democrats and the long list of Republicans hoping to be the nominee in 2024 just got some very bad news.
When a straw poll was taken at CPAC this weekend, Donald Trump was by far the leader.
In a rather significant field, Trump garnered 55 percent of the vote, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a distant second at 21 percent.
They Still Want Trump
The numbers in this poll were very much along the lines of what we have seen in other polls of this nature.
Behind DeSantis was South Dakota Governor Kristin Noem, who snagged four percent support.
When Trump is taken out of the equation, the order pretty much stays the same, only the percentages change.
— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) February 28, 2021
The wild card factor here is whether or not Trump will even run, although he did tease the idea at CPAC during his speech.
There is obviously a lot of time before a decision even has to be made and Republicans are concentrating on winning back the House and Senate in 2022 right now.
As 2022 Election Day gets closer, however, we would expect Trump to make a decision one way or the other.
There is one major consideration on this front, however…
Details of Trump’s speech had been leaked and Trump was supposed to claim he was the presumptive 2024 nominee for the Republican Party.
He did not do that, so either he changed his mind about making such a call or we all got fake news from alleged insiders again.
Either way, the fact that Trump did not even come close to making a statement or claim those reports were fake news is pretty telling to me.
Source: The Hill