The entire American political wold has been in a holding pattern, it seems, as Donald Trump decides what’s next for him and his massive, conservative base.
The Don could wave his hand and make mountains move at this point, with a willing and eager support group who wants the Republican Party at large to recognize their power. This week’s CPAC appearance by Trump sought to reiterate that authority over the GOP, and possibly set Trump up for another run at the White House in 2024.
According to a new poll, this plan worked.
President Trump is the early leader among conservatives for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, according to The Washington Times/CPAC poll released Sunday — but even if he is not at the top of the ticket, conservatives said, the Trump agenda must be the party’s driving force.
Asked flatly whether they want Mr. Trump to run again, 68% said “Yes,” making him the clear leader.
When stacked up against a list of 20 other names in the straw poll, Mr. Trump was the pick of 55%, distantly followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who likely had a favorite son advantage. This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was held in Orlando, Florida.
No other candidate topped 5% in the poll.
Trump’s political ambitions appear to be steadfast as well, with a number of allusion of a future career in Washington having been made during No. 45’s CPAC speech.
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