The following article, Trump Takes Second Place in 2024 GOP Candidate Polling, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Former President Donald Trump is undoubtedly still the most influential man in the Republican Party, and will likely remain so for some time yet to come.
This is due in no small part to his ultra-loyal and sizable following, who have already proven their willingness to spurn his enemies to prove a point. Not receiving the Trump seal of approval is going to be a hard hurdle for many elected officials to overcome, and so they tend to stay on his better side.
But is Trump still the imminent 2024 presidential candidate for the Republicans? Maybe not.
A straw poll indicates Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) slightly edges out former President Donald Trump in presidential 2024 approval.
Centennial Institute surveyed respondents at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on Saturday in which participants “were asked to select each potential candidate they would approve for president in 2024.”
The top five ranked as follows:
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) 74.12 percent
Donald Trump 71.43 percent
Sen. Ted Cruz (R) 42.86 percent
Mike Pompeo 39.35 percent
Sen. Tim Scott (R) 35.58 percent
Gover DeSantis has been working diligently to raise his national image in recent months, making a splash in the mainstream media for his handling of the coronavirus crisis, and those who would use the pandemic to exert undue authority over the citizens of the Sunshine State.
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