Trump Tops Turning Point #SAS2022 Presidential Nomination Straw Poll

At Turning Point USA’s event over the weekend, Student Action Summit 2022, young activists gathered in Tampa, Florida, looking to gear up for the midterms in November, the 2024 election, and beyond.

Our deputy managing editor, Brandon Morse, watched Trump and Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis spoke, and the former was on Saturday night. Below is a selection of DeSantis’ tweets about the remarks by former President:

Gotta say, @TPUSA‘s entrance assist game is top tier. #SAS2022 pic.twitter.com/uWLR5OwGmY

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 24, 2022

“I ran twice, I won twice.” – President Trump at #SAS2022

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 24, 2022

Trump acknowledges that he isn’t following the script, but these speeches are some of his most memorable. He asks his audience if they want him to keep on going, prompting huge cheers. Continues to bash Biden for failing to follow the script and not causing a catastrophe. #SAS2022 pic.twitter.com/RhGCb9EhJQ

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 24, 2022

Now, in an exclusive story from Fox News, we have the results of the event’s informal straw poll of attendees, which can be seen as a snapshot in time on whom conservatives would like to see running for president in 2024. The primary question was not answered.

Tampa, Fla.- Former President Donald Trump dominated the 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit Sunday, Fox News has learned.

TPUSA polled conference attendees–youth activists from around the country–who they would vote for in 2024 if Trump decided to launch another White House run. The straw poll was sponsored by Turning Point Action, the affiliated 501(c)(4) of TPUSA.

It continues with a quote from Trump’s speech on how he views 2016 and 2020, while looking at ’24:

Teasing his own possible 2024 run, Trump said Saturday that he won the 2016 election, falsely claimed he won the 2020 election, and said, “now we may just have to do it again.”

” If we don’t eliminate censorship, it will destroy America .”

– Donald Trump

— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) July 24, 2022

This chart showing the results of the question of if Trump decides to run in 2024:

So much for Pence 2024 pic.twitter.com/CL0MDET7Ec

— No Cap Poso (@JackPosobiec) July 24, 2022

As you can see, the chart shows that only two candidates were listed. Trump is head and shoulders above the field, with 78.7 percent, then DeSantis has 19 percent. Kristi Noem, South Dakota governor is in third. At 0.3 percent, Mike Pompeo (ex-CIA director) and Secretary of State of Trump, Ted Cruz (Texas), former Governor of South Carolina and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Mike Pence (ex-Vice President) are tied for fourth.

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We also covered some remarks Cruz made at the TP USA conference.

On Democrat’s side, attendees were asked who they believed would be the most difficult Republican candidate to defeat. The results? Biden came in at a paltry 4.4 percent.

30.3% of attendees said California Gov. Gavin Newsom would be the most difficult for a Republican to beat; 13.6% said former First Lady Michelle Obama; 10.5% said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; 10.3% said Sen. Bernie Sanders; 7.9% said Vice President Kamala Harris; 5.9% said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

One other question in the poll shows Republicans and conservatives have some work to do, if we want to engage young people in the conservative movement, as “73.8% of conference attendees said they are not confident that the Republican Party can communicate with younger voters, while 26.2% said they are.”

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