Gov. Scott Walker was the winner of an informal straw poll of major conservative donors that gathered in California, according to sources of the Washington publication Politico.
Walker received the loudest applause of any Republican presidential candidate during a closed-door session of about 100 donors organized by pollster Frank Luntz.
Luntz did not formally keep results, but donors in the session were asked to clap for their preferred candidate. Politico sources said it was clear that Walker received the most applause, followed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
The results represent only a portion of the 450 major conservative donors who gathered at a resort in Dana Point, California. Politico sources did not clarify which donors attended Luntz's session.
The donor summit was organized by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, a group operated by billionaires Charles and David Koch.