New 2024 poll shows Kamala Harris leading Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Harris
Another poll shows DeSantis with work to do ahead of any national run.

Another national survey suggests Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a viable presidential candidate in 2024, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have work to do.

The April 2022 Harvard/Harris Poll puts the Governor behind one potential 2024 General Election opponent, should both make the ballot.

In a poll of 1,966 registered voters conducted online Apr. 20 and 21, DeSantis is 4 points behind Vice President Kamala Harris, in the event he and Harris were to become their parties’ respective nominees.

Harris commanded the support of 42% of those polled, with DeSantis the choice of 38% of respondents. An additional 20% were unsure of who they would choose.

This continues a recent tradition of close hypothetical races between the two. A February Harvard University/Harris Poll showed Harris the choice of 41% of those surveyed, with DeSantis at 39%. A January Harvard/Harris Poll showed DeSantis 1 point ahead, 40% to 39%.

DeSantis was not polled against President Joe Biden in the most recent April survey.

Former President Donald Trump was matched up against Harris and Biden, however, and showed strength.

Against the Vice President, Trump had 47% support, 6 points above Harris. And matched up against Biden, Trump held a 2-point lead, 45% to 43%.

This poll also tracked the 2024 horse race on the Republican side, and supports the proposition that DeSantis would be the first choice of GOP partisans if Trump did not pursue a second term in 2024.

In a field including Trump and DeSantis, the former President drew 58% support among Republican registered voters, 45 points ahead of the Florida Governor.

If Trump decided not to run, however, DeSantis would top the field. His 35% support equals the backing of the next three candidates combined. Former Vice President Mike Pence pulled 20% support, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 8% and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley at 7%.

The poll also tracked DeSantis’ favorability, and he had the highest net favorability of any national figure polled here.

The survey found 35% of respondents approved of DeSantis and 31% disapproved, giving him a net +4 rating. The only other figure to have net positive approval was South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who was at +1.

Former President Trump came in at -5, and President Biden and VP Harris each came in at a net -10.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were at -21 and -20 overall, respectively, the worst net for elected officials. Former CNN host Chris Cuomo was even worse, at -25. And Russian dictator Vladimir Putin was at -66, with 11% approval against 77% disapproval.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


32 comments

  • Tom

    April 25, 2022 at 11:43 am

    A.G., good flim, flam diversion.

    New St Leo Poll, shows America’s Gov crushing it vs Camillion and Fraud. It’s really more relevant.

    As for giggles Harris, you can’t giggle and or word salad way to presidency. Just saying.

    The poll you share is great news for America’s Gov but not relevant now.

    America’s Gov is in perfect position to win bigly and take next steps. Harris is doesn’t have chance vs America’s Gov. blow out!

    • Sayuri Hashimoto

      April 25, 2022 at 6:31 pm

      Biden will defeat this homophobic robot. Keep crying, sweetie.

      • William Richard

        May 1, 2022 at 8:07 pm

        Sayuri, are you aware that Biden’s approval ratings are lower than Harris’? How do you expect him to win? Also, where are these weird accusations coming from? You democrats are just crying and scared that Desantis is going to win.

  • Richard Bruce

    April 25, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Where did they find that many deaf, dumb, and blind non-binary persons on life support to like VP Harris. There can’t be anyone else that would approve of VP Harris.

    • He works fast

      April 25, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      Mickey: I told you not to mess with the money Ron! Hoho

    • Justina Ramírez

      April 25, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      She is the worse VP we have ever had who told Biden she was fit for the job well what could we spect from a president was selected and not elected by the people we was install by the liberals

      • Now calling

        April 26, 2022 at 8:53 pm

        Five bucks says your the next one desantis deports lol

    • joey

      April 26, 2022 at 1:45 pm

      Compare to Ron Disaster she is better. The general Election is 50 states not Florida.

  • James

    April 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Sounds like a another leftist fantasy. These absurd visions of socialists are usually broadcast far and wide by the CPM (corporate propaganda media) .
    See you at Ron’s inauguration.

    • 23rdCenturySouth

      April 25, 2022 at 9:59 pm

      Yea yea, we all know that math is a leftist plot to indoctrinate the youth and make Republicans look bad.

    • joey

      April 26, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      The same Trump inaguration? lol

    • Jack Frost

      April 26, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      DeSantis won Florida with just 30K votes, he has zero mandate and is failing the people of his state. His poll numbers are up with the newbies to FL while he’s drowning with the people FROM FL.

  • Tina Ramirez

    April 25, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Governor DiSanti will win the re-election for Governor of the sunshine state Cris had his change he change party to be become Governor again well he had his chance as a Republican who wants him as a Democrat he is out of his mind.

    Governor DiSanti the best Governor Florida have and will continue to have.

    Keep it up Ron 🤣👍

    • Sayuri Hashimoto

      April 25, 2022 at 6:29 pm

      Never.

    • Ron DeSantis Sucks

      April 26, 2022 at 3:22 am

      Did you read the article?

    • Jack Frost

      April 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm

      This comment proves that Florida still has a prescription drug problem.

  • Zhombre

    April 25, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    VP Cackler is an absurdly bad candidate for office and it’s doubtful she’ll get the Dem nomination. Though I imagine she has strong support among the brain dead lib cicadas who chitter and chirp on this forum.

    • D. Duck

      April 26, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      Said the noisiest most ignorant chirper.

  • PeterH

    April 25, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    The presidential election is two and a half years away.

    Ron DeSantis will never be president of our great country!

    He’s a Trumpster Republican political hack, anti business, and his directed policies are far far from real conservative principles.

    • Zhombre

      April 25, 2022 at 5:48 pm

      LOL 😂 you a shill like you wouldn’t know Real Conservative Principles if a ton of them dropped on your empty head

      • Sayuri Hashimoto

        April 25, 2022 at 6:29 pm

        most conservative principles are harmful to our country, and the little good that they offer are not served to our country by conservative politicians, especially Ron. Get your brain together.

        • T

          April 26, 2022 at 1:05 am

          What border control, less taxes, and less government. They do more than the libtards that impede free speech, use non factual racists facts and open border policies which inherently damage the poorer hispancic communities which you say you represent. Cmon beta liberal gotta give me some facts. Why are the liberal states the worst at tax distribution (Washington state the worst cough cough), education for the poor communities (cause liberals wont distribute the money even though they say they would), and free housing… Those are your principles and the worst rates come from blue states why is that?

        • Impeach Biden

          April 26, 2022 at 10:00 am

          It is obvious that you have eaten too much fish. That mercury has affected your thinking.

  • Jerry

    April 25, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    You people are something else… You ignore or hide the polls that show DeSantis handily beating Crist and Fried. You ignore the polls showing his approval rating. But then you make a big headline about some outlier poll for a hypothetical match-up more than 2 years away.

    I’m so sick and tired of the liberal media in this state. This is NOT a blue state! Why do we have such a radically blue media?

    • joey.

      April 26, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      He will win Florida 20 times because this is Florida. But he will never be president. He cant win PA. And he will never beat Trump.

  • Frankie M.

    April 25, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Stop AG! You’re gonna give Seber a frequency overload. I don’t believe in any of the polls following the last election and I also don’t believe Trump or DeSantis really want to be potus. Sure they like the idea of power but they don’t like the mundane day to day tasks that come with it.

  • OpinionsAreJustSharpWords

    April 25, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    As an old school Democrat I can safely say that Kamal Harris beating anyone in a general election is verging on Science-Fiction. I live and work overseas and she is reviled internationally, and she is certainly one of the least popular mainstream liberal political figures among progressives and even some centrist democrats. If Harris ever becomes the party nominee, it just goes to show that both parties are filled with repellant, jingoistic dirt bags and lying, manipulative bums who preach change and love but only succeed in self-aggrandizement and a career as a talking head on CNN or Fox News.

  • Michael Boyne

    April 26, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Fake poll Harris approval rating at 28% this poll is a freaking joke

  • David E Bruderly

    April 26, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Harris was a competent Attorney General for California while DeSantis’ first job after Harvard Law was justifying extraordinary rendition & torture under the Bush’s Patriot Act at prison camps in Afghanistan & GITMO. His record as Governor reflects learned authoritarian tendencies & total contempt for democratic norms enshrined in the US Constitution. And now he has shown that his is willing to abuse his power for political gain. Abolishing Disney’s Special District for challenging his discriminatory rhetoric & laws is a flagrant abuse of power—not to mention a STUPID $163million/year tax increase for Orlando area taxpayers. Worst Governor Ever.

    • Tom

      April 26, 2022 at 5:03 pm

      David You are a idiot.
      She was banging Willie Brown, look him up. She’s been appointed to all.
      Obama made eyes at here and Michelle had a conniption.

      You dumb Manchurians are morons. Where do you idiots come from.

      The Biden people and himself can’t stand her. She is a lightweight. Her whole staff left.

      Makes Quayle look Like a scholar.
      Please go away.

    • Tom

      May 2, 2022 at 8:05 am

      Ignorant ass David, the legislature voted to rescind it. That’s the ultimate in democratic action, not authoritarian lies from you.

      You pathetic liar, attempting to stain this outstanding American, America’s Governor is a whiz kid. He is America’s future. You are pathetic of society.

  • Kiki

    May 1, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Kamala family from InDia, not Afrixa, she’s a liar and her voters are fooled by her hyena jokes

Comments are closed.


#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Renzo Downey, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Kelly Hayes, Joe Henderson, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Gray Rohrer, Aimee Sachs, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Andrew Wilson, Wes Wolfe, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704




Sign up for Sunburn


Categories