Former US President Donald Trump is the candidate of choice for Republicans for the 2024 elections, according to a poll taken on the last day of a conference for US Conservatives, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.
99% of the thousand people present supported Donald Trump, while for 69% of respondents, the former president is their first choice of candidate.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the second most popular candidate with 24% of the vote. If Trump were not to run, De Santis would be the frontrunner with 65% of votes. In this scenario, Donald Trump Jr would be the voters' second choice.
What the polls mean
Although the poll is unofficial, it indicates a preference among Republican and Conservative voters. Donald Trump hasn't officially announced that he will run for president in 2024, but he often hints at it. Trump said he had already made up his mind about running, but was unsure of whether to make an announcement before or after the midterm elections in November.
During the US midterm elections, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be at stake.
The Republican said he had already made up his mind, but was unsure whether he would make an announcement before or after the midterm elections in November. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be at stake in this midterm ballot.
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Republicans are an 87% favourite to take control of the House, according to political news outlet Five Thirty Eight. The Senate is more uncertain.
In July, US President Joe Biden had record low approval ratings, with only a 33% approval rating, according to a Sienna/ New York Times poll.