The final numbers, released Saturday at the conference in Dallas, showed Trump out in front with 69% support.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in a distant second with 24%, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) followed in third with 2% — a dozen other candidates including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Florida Sen. Rick Scott all received 1% or less.
Trump, who has stoked speculation that he will run for the White House again after his 2020 defeat bounced him from the Oval Office, consistently dominates in hypothetical Republican polls. On Sunday, a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed President Joe Biden's national approval rating slipping to 37 percent — his lowest mark ever in the survey.
Most GOP insiders expect that the 2024 primary campaign to be more of a coronation than a contest, believing it’s unlikely that any top Republicans will challenge Trump if his numbers remain strong both within the party and in hypothetical rematches with Biden.
Note: pb frequently links to NBC when he uses progressive SwampMedia sources because NBC, at times, notes ugly truths for the Dems, as is the case here.
Our friend, isle, has been dream-posting, from time to time, that the Show Trial hearings featuring his Wyoming pin up babe, is tamping enthusiasm for GOPs nominating OrangeMan in 024.