Ivanka Trump outshines Mike Pence in CPAC 2024 election straw poll after former VP gets embarrassing 1% of vote

Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, got the second position while Donald Trump Jr. came third with eight percent of the vote. Only 68 percent of attendees of the conference said they wanted Trump to run for the White House again in 2024


                            Ivanka Trump outshines Mike Pence in CPAC 2024 election straw poll after former VP gets embarrassing 1% of vote
Ivanka Trump beat Mike Pence in a CPAC straw poll (Getty Images)
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A recent straw poll for the next election conducted by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) showed that former Vice President Mike Pence is no longer a favorite among conservative activists and elected officials. It also showed Ivanka Trump is more favored than Pence as the former first daughter got a three percent vote while Pence only received one percent, which is reportedly due to his acceptance of Joe Biden as president of America. The supporters of former president Donald Trump were so angry after the 2020 election results that it resulted in riots at the Capitol building on January 6 -- the day when Congress gathered to certify Biden's win. That day insurrectionists also chanted "hang Mike Pence" and looked for him angrily during the siege.

The winner of the poll was Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, who got 43 percent of the votes, covering a field of potential candidates that did not include Trump. Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, got the second position while Donald Trump Jr. came third with an eight percent vote. Besides, in an unexpected turn, only 68 percent of attendees of the conference said they wanted Trump to run for the White House again in 2024. Most people who were at the conference said they wanted the Republican party to give preference to advance the 74-year-old’s policies and agenda more than endorsing his re-run.

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Another straw poll that included Trump saw him getting 55 percent of the vote, while DeSantis received 21 percent support. “So again you see how important to everybody here — the grassroots, the base of the conservative movement, the base of the Republican Party — it is either President Trump or a Trump candidate,” Jim McLaughlin, a pollster for Trump, who announced the results said. On Friday, February 26, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said to thunderous applause, “Donald J. Trump ain’t going anywhere.”

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida (Getty Images)

Several people took to Twitter to express their views on the poll result. One user tweeted, “Mike Pence ruined whatever legacy he had and risked his life in the process just to get 1% support. Got to love it!” The second user said, “I think it is far simpler/more parsimonious to believe that Pence lies whenever he expresses concern about Trump and is personally mostly a Trumpist. I think he'd have stolen the election if that was a power available to the VP.” “Moderates should focus on helping Dems strengthen democratic institutions. The US Constitution has more holes than Swiss cheese! Even the radical part of the left wing (Sanders and AOC) don't believe in overturning elections. If we don't unite with dems more violence in 24,” a third user stated.

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A person on Twitter remarked, “So the daylight between Don Jr & Ivanka’s standing: Is it that Ivanka hasn’t been the firebrand in public appearances & on social media or pure sexism? Or a little of both? I mean Jr. & Ivanka are equally unqualified. Jr's standing can't have anything to do with his CV.” “Mike Pence, Trump's loyal lapdog for 4 years, gets 1 percent in CPAC polling for 2024 contenders. Humiliated once again. Decent Republicans against Trump are now discovering the price of "disloyalty" (however Trump defines that on any given day). He is screwing them over,” another person added.

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump stand outside of the Hyatt Regency where the Conservative Political Action Conference is being held on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida (Getty Images)

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