Trump emerges from Turning Point weekend with 78-point lead in straw poll

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump emerged from this weekend’s Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, with the lion’s share of support among attendees, winning a whopping 85.7 percent of support for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination.

The poll was conducted with The Trafalgar Group and asked Turning Point attendees who their first choice for the presidential nominee would be.

Surprisingly, Turning Point respondents indicated that their second choice for the nomination was the Republican candidate and businessman Perry Johnson, who netted 7.8 percent of support.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., earned a third-place spot with 4.3 percent of support as the party’s nominee. Vivek Ramaswamy scored 2 percent of support.

DeSantis, who did not appear at the Turning Point event this weekend, also did not capture the lead even in the Second Choice poll for the nomination. The Florida governor was edged out by Ramaswamy, who overwhelmingly won 51.2 percent of support as the second choice for the Republican nomination.

Republican personality and former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was the clear favorite for the potential vice presidential running mate among Turning Point voters this weekend, winning 30.8 percent of support.

A close second for the vice presidency was Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., who won 24 percent of support.

Vivek Ramaswamy was preferred by 22.7 percent of respondents.

Speculation has abounded regarding Trump’s potential vice-presidential pick for the 2024 race for the White House. However, Lake has indicated that she is heavily interested in running for Senate on the heels of her 2022 bid for the Arizona governorship.

“I’ve looked at the polling, to be honest, and I believe I’m the only one who can win that race,” she said last week, per The Hill.

As reported by RSBN, Rep. Donalds has stated that he is “of course” open to running on a presidential ticket with President Trump if the position was offered to him.

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