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Donald Trump Crushes Ron DeSantis in CPAC Poll

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CPAC Straw Poll: Trump Wins in Blow Out – Donald Trump dominated the 2023 CPAC Straw Poll. It was not even close.

Out of 2,028 CPAC attendees who voted, Trump received 62 percent of the vote.

The only candidate who finished near the former president, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, finished with only 20 percent of the vote. Trump’s 62 percent tally was four points higher than the vote he received during the last CPAC in Texas in August.

How Much Do They Like Donald Trump?

There was no doubt that the people at CPAC were MAGA faithful. When asked if they approved of Donald Trump’s job performance – an astounding 95 percent of the respondents said they approved.

What Is the Preference for Vice President?

CPAC attendees were also asked who they preferred for Vice President.

The top vote-getter for VP was Kari Lake who finished with 20 percent of the vote. Next was Ron DeSantis at 14 percent. In third was Nikki Haley at 10 percent.

Will the Democrats Stay with Joe Biden for President?

Attendees were asked some interesting questions after those main votes. The survey asked if the audience thought that President Joe Biden would run again. Less than four in ten said Biden would declare for re-election.

Twenty-one percent of those asked said that California Governor Gavin Newsom would be the Democrat presidential nominee.

Threatened for Patriotic Beliefs

The next question was surprising. The survey asked if people have ever felt threatened by their patriotic beliefs. Over 70 percent of respondents said they have been threatened over their patriotic beliefs.

What Do They Think of the Covid-10 Vaccine?

Conservatives are no fan of the Covid-19 vaccine. When asked whether they approved of the vaccine or booster shots, only five percent said they were in favor of the jabs.

Stop Giving Weapons and Military Aid to Ukraine

This is also a crowd that is skeptical of U.S. military aid to Ukraine. Seventy-nine percent of CPAC attendees said they do not approve of arms to Ukraine.

What About Abortion?

This was obviously a pro-life crowd, and the audience made their voices on abortion heard loud and clear.

When asked whether abortion should be regulated by the states or regulated by Congress, 74 percent said it should be determined by the states.

What Should Be Done About the Debt Ceiling?

A question that drew a mixed response had to do with the debt ceiling debate in Washington.

Only five percent were in favor of raising the debt ceiling. Thirty-eight percent said do not raise it.

Forty-five percent of the respondents said do not raise it without negotiations.

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Author Expertise and Experience: Serving as 19FortyFive’s Defense and National Security Editor, Dr. Brent M. Eastwood is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer. You can follow him on Twitter @BMEastwood. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Foreign Policy/ International Relations. 

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Now serving as 1945s New Defense and National Security Editor, Brent M. Eastwood, PhD, is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer.