Governor Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at a "Unite & Win Rally" at Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. {Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons}

With jockeying for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination already underway, one  conservative is the overwhelming favorite among members of the nation’s largest pro-life activist groups.

Florida Governor  was the runaway winner of the Student for Life’s National Pro-Life Summit 2024 presidential straw poll.

“The Pro-Life Movement’s first ‘ Straw Poll’ votes are in! After tallying the votes, Students for Life Action determined that Governor Ron DeSantis is the Pro-Life Generation’s number one choice for the 2024 Presidential Election,” Students for Life Action announced in a tweet.

DeSantis took 53.73 percent of the poll’s 2,000 votes. Former President Donald Trump finished second with 19.22 percent.

“The Youth vote is now one-third of the electorate and, for the first Post-Roe Generation, expectations are high that candidates will compete to show their commitment to protecting life in law and in service,” said SFA President Kristan Hawkins.

“Pro-life voters are looking for a passionate defense of mother and child and a commitment to act. A throwaway line in a speech will not cut it with the Pro-Life Generation,” Hawkins added.

Rounding out the field was former Vice President Mike Pence at 7.84 percent, former  ambassador to the United Nations  at 1.57 percent,  Senator  at 1.37 percent, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem at 0.98 percent, Texas Governor : at 0.78 percent, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at 0.78 percent, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin at 0.78 percent, former Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney at 0.59 percent, former Maryland Governor  at 0.39 percent and  Senator Tim Scott at 0.2 percent.

“Undecided” took 6.86 percent and “Other” took 2.75 percent.

Headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, SFLA is an $18 million pro-life organization with more than 1,300 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Republican Standard. This piece originally appeared in American Liberty News