Donald Trump has won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference gathering in Texas, as his supporters urge the former president to run for the White House again.
All the other candidates polled, including Senator Rand Paul and television host Sean Hannity, secured no more than one per cent support.
While the poll was anonymous and unscientific, it does indicate Mr Trump retains a huge following with the Republican base.
The 45th president delivered the keynote address at CPAC, which ran over the weekend in Dallas, Texas.
In it he lambasted President Joe Biden’s “radical left” agenda.
“This is a very, very special place and we’re going to keep it the way it is,” Mr Trump said.
“With the help of everyone here today we will defeat the radical left, the socialist, Marxist and the critical race theorists.”
The former president also accused social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, of trying to curtail free speech.
“They are hard at work to abolish the First Amendment as well,” Mr Trump said.
“The radical left and big tech’s attack on free speech is unlawful , it’s unconstitutional and it is completely un-american.
“To protect the Constitutional rights and liberties of every citizen this week I filed a major class action. A lot of people are joining.”