Donald Trump emerged as the dominant figure in a recent straw poll conducted during the Wisconsin Republican Party convention, clearly surpassing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in popularity. The poll’s findings emphasize the unwavering backing that Trump still commands among Republican voters.
Of the attendees who took part in the WisPolitics straw poll, an impressive 53% expressed resounding support for Donald Trump. This substantial lead, nearing a 20-point difference, solidifies Trump’s status as a powerhouse within the party, confirming his enduring appeal.
Governor Ron DeSantis garnered 34% support among those surveyed, trailing Trump by an astonishing margin of 19 points.
The straw poll results unequivocally demonstrate the dominance of these two candidates, as no other contender managed to amass more than 11 votes out of the 321 cast. Prominent figures like Vivek Ramaswamy, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley found themselves significantly behind in the race.
These findings align with a recent Public Policy Polling survey, further validating Trump’s popularity. The survey revealed that among Wisconsin Republicans, Trump held a 16-point advantage over Governor DeSantis, with 41% expressing unwavering support for the former president.
The overwhelming support displayed for Donald Trump in the Wisconsin straw poll underscores his lasting appeal and establishes his position as a potent force within the Republican Party. As the political landscape continues to evolve, these results emphasize the importance of Trump’s influence as the party charts its path forward.