Polling given by McLaughlin and Associates during CPAC shows that Trump is easily taking the 2024 Republican Primary, should he decide to run.
President Trump could win 55% in state primaries, according to Republicans at the conservative conference who were questioned about 2024.
Florida Governor DeSantis, seen by some as the successor to Donald Trump, won second place with 21% of the vote. DeSantis was also the clear winner of a poll of who voters would pick if Trump were not in the picture, with him getting 43% of the vote.
Pollster Jim McLaughlin showed the data to CPAC attendees, revealing the GOP to be completely in Trump’s hands after his first term in office.
Nikki Haley, a favorite among the establishment, lacks support in the 2024 primary without Donald Trump, running behind Trump Jr. and the leader DeSantis.
It’s still unclear if Trump will seek a second term and become the second president in US history to have two non-consecutive terms in the White House, with the other being Democrat Grover Cleveland who served over 100 years ago. Trump has not announced a new presidential campaign thus far, saying it’s too early for any announcement.