A new poll found the former vice president has no support whatsoever in a hypothetical 2024 election, compared to Donald Trump who continues to lead the pack of the GOP presidential nominees.
The Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) latest straw poll revealed Donald Trump came in first place with 70% of the vote, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) with 21%.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) garnered 1% and so did former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Fox News host Tucker Carlson, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) according to Trending Politics.
However, Mike Pence received absolutely no votes from CPAC attendees throughout polling between July 9 and 11. They suggested they would only vote for the former vice president in the Republican primary if it was held now.
Several other Republicans also attracted 0% support for president including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Tom Cotton, and Sen. Mitt Romney, among others.
Trump extended his lead over DeSantis in the July poll, after being the top choice among CPAC Florida conference attendees in February. The former president won 55% of the vote while the governor finished second with 21%.
Excluding Trump from the 2024 Republican primary ballot, the new poll shows DeSantis leads the with 68% of the vote, Pompeo came in second at 5%, while Donald Trump Jr. came in third with 4%.
Trump has attracted more support after a string of public appearances. These include rallies in Ohio and Florida, a drop-in at an Ultimate Fighting Championship match at the weekend, and keynote address at the 2021 CPAC in Dallas, Texas on July 11.