Former President Donald Trump ran away with a presidential straw poll taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend, easily distancing himself from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was runner-up.
Trump, who delivered the keynote address to top off the three-day conference in Dallas, got the support of 70 percent of CPAC attendees in the informal presidential nominee poll, while DeSantis came in a distant second place with 21 percent.
No one else got more than 1 percent in the poll released Sunday.
“I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your incredible support,” Trump told the adoring crowd during his speech.
Trump, who has hinted at another presidential run in 2024, sidestepped a question about whether he would throw his hat in the ring during an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“I do know my answer, but I can’t reveal it yet, because that has to do with campaign financing and