Nearly 2,700 attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. voted in the event’s straw poll to place Donald Trump, the GOP’s contentious frontrunner, second to last ahead of only John Kasich.


Trump did little to gain the support of the conference attendees, being the only major Republican candidate not to attend or speak at the event, withdrawing the day before he was scheduled to arrive. This, paired with the fact that the average age of the voters skewed young at 35 years old (according to the Wall Street Journal, Trump supporters aged 50-64 are nearly double in number to those younger than 34), means the poll results are unlikely to be reflective of waning national support for the controversial figure.

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