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Trump Should Be Alarmed After ‘Horrible’ CPAC Straw Poll Result: GOP Strategist



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Former president Donald Trump should be alarmed by the final results of the 2023 CPAC straw poll that he “won” late Saturday night, according to Susan Del Percio, a campaign consultant with a history of working with Republican candidates.

This year’s CPAC gathering was poorly attended but overwhelmingly filled with Trump supporters, including the keynote speakers, and Trump’s main opponent, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was a no-show.

Because of that, Trump only winning 62 percent of the vote is a “horrible result” for him, Del Percio told MSNBC host Alex Witt.

“Do you sense this is a party that is ready to move on? What lies ahead for Republicans who want to challenge Trump?” Witt asked.

“Sixty-two percent of CPAC in a straw poll it is a horrible result for Donald Trump,” Del Perci exclaimed. “I mean this has been dubbed TPAC; this is Donald Trump’s show, and you can only get 62% of his own people.”

“That is not to say his power over the party is there,” she said. “I read something very interesting in I believe it was Politico or Axios over the weekend. Donald Trump met with the state Republican leadership of Nevada recently at Mar-a-Lago. Donald Trump is playing the campaign strategy that all he needs to do is get 35 percent and beat everyone else and it is winner take all.”

“He still does have that grip and if the other thing that stuck out to me is listening to Governor [Chris] Sununu and Nikki Haley, they come from two different ideas of what the new generation is and I am afraid that Nikki Haley’s new generation of leadership, which is a new generation of hate, as you just showed, is where the party currently is.”

Watch the discussion in the segment below from MSNBC.


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