Kamala Harris edges out Ron DeSantis in another poll of 2024 possibilities

DeSantis Harris
Trump was comfortably ahead of VP Harris when that question was tested.

A new survey testing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis versus Vice President Kamala Harris in a 2024 Presidential Election shows the Democrat slightly ahead of the rising Republican star.

A Harvard/Harris Poll shows Harris the choice of 41% of respondents, with DeSantis at 38% and 20% undecided.

This result is similar to other competitive matchups between DeSantis and Harris tested by the same pollster.

Harris commanded the support of 42% of those polled, with DeSantis the choice of 38% of respondents in the April survey. A February 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%.

In the current survey, DeSantis underperformed former President Donald Trump, the choice of 47% against Harris in a hypothetical 2024 faceoff, 7 points above the Vice President.

Just as in previous iterations of this poll and various others, the 2024 GOP horse race was tracked. Trump was the first choice of Republicans with DeSantis in second.

Trump was the choice of 41% of respondents, with DeSantis’ 12% good for a distant second. In a field including Trump and DeSantis last month, the former President drew 58% support among Republican registered voters, 45 points ahead of the Florida Governor.

DeSantis was the winner of a non-Trump field, carrying 25% of support from Republican leaners, 10% ahead of former Vice President Mike Pence. In third place with 9% was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Ambassador Nikki Haley had 5%, good for fourth place ahead of Sen. Marco Rubio, who had 3% support in the non-Trump field.

While some surveys of the race show DeSantis more competitive against Trump and more dominant without him, straw polls tell an even more tantalizing story for those seeking a changing of the guard. A straw poll of activists at the Wisconsin state Republican convention showed DeSantis ahead of Trump last weekend. And a straw poll of Jacksonville voters showed the same result.

DeSantis, of course, continues to say he’s not interested in running for President in 2024, even as pollsters continue to test the question.

The poll was conducted on May 18 and 19 and surveyed 1,963 registered voters.

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


66 comments

  • Cathy

    May 24, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Has to be Fake news!!

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  • Tom

    May 24, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    The Key is that America’s Gov is In the lead of everyone else. Pence and the rest are behind him. As for Kamala, he will over take her, no problem.

    No one will overtake past Potus #45.
    It would be Herculean of DeSantis or anyone else.

  • John

    May 24, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Yeah sure far left radicals that take the pill. Harris is the most disliked Vice President in our history, not to mention the most incompetent and incoherent one. Mid Terms… it’s all over for the woke left.

    • joey

      June 2, 2022 at 3:12 pm

      No.more deslike than ron disasters

      • Lesko Brandon

        June 7, 2022 at 8:22 pm

        Funny you can’t really call him gov deathsantis anymore since his state faired better than most heavy lockdown states all without destroying it’s economy and setting kids back years in their education. Ron Disasters huh? That’s rich coming from someone who voted for Joe Biden, who presidency has truly become a complete an utter disaster. Talk a good look at future president Desantis. This is what competent leadership looks like. Something that has become non existent in the current Democrat party.

  • DC Saunders

    May 25, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Who was surveyed ? Harvard nitwits?

    • John

      May 25, 2022 at 7:09 am

      Looks like another PUSH POLE to me. Even the Democrats never liked Harris.

    • Paul

      June 1, 2022 at 12:07 pm

      Ron DeSantis is one of those Harvard nitwits.

    • Lesko Brandon

      June 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm

      No it probably does over sample Dems like most pols but it’s really just name recognition. Alot of ppl who don’t follow politics probably don’t know who Ron Desantis is. That would certainly change in a presidential election and Desantis who is more articulate and better at getting his message out than trump who inspired the same enthusiasm would absolutely anihalate Kamala Harris who can’t take questions from the press without creating a gaffe filled word salad. Trump bests her by 7 points because he is a household name and if he were to become the nominee, so would DeSantis.

  • Kevin

    May 25, 2022 at 7:31 am

    Where’d you poll people California and New York? Or did you just give the survey to the college/university Democrat groups

  • Cricket

    May 25, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Lmao,, this is Fake as her win,, lol

  • Carole

    May 25, 2022 at 8:04 am

    It’ll be a cold day in hell when there’s any truth in that poll.

  • Democrats suck

    May 25, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Well God help this country if that Poll is real It would just prove to me how retarded Democrats are stupidity in America is rampant

    • Touchy

      June 1, 2022 at 4:59 am

      “God help this country”

      Nah we don’t need another list of you sothern Baptist lol

  • Dave K

    May 25, 2022 at 8:29 am

    She is the VP never heard of her and NFW she could ever be president 😃🇺🇸

  • Ocean Joe

    May 25, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Maybe it’s a lousy poll…or just maybe it’s because Desantis has branded himself as an extremist in order to win over the far right.
    All those snippets on Fox and all the kooky legislation over culture stuff has earned him a national rep. You guys may like that stuff, but anybody running neck and neck with Kamala has painted himself into a political corner.
    Biden is a thousand years old but got elected to get rid of Trump. Yes, Trump lost by 7 million votes. If you run another extremist you will get a similar result.

    • Tom

      May 25, 2022 at 2:54 pm

      Joe, getting tired of your kindergarten attacks. America’s Gov led Florida though a 100 yr pandemic, he’s recognized as having made the correct decisions. Schools, work, opportunity, growth and life in general.
      People see him and Florida standing up to the Corp media masters , and Dem swamp blue state failures. Fauci did him great justice. The ignorant Biden, WH team did him great justice building him up. CBS attempted hatchet job did him great justice as well. It showed conservatives, independents and Repub that he is willing to fight.

      I forewarned all you haters that WH, Biden and Psaki were making big mistake attacking him.

      You reap what you sew. Florida’s economy is #1. Jobs, 3.0%, 8.7% wage growth. DeSantis is the new national generation leader period.

      He will defeat Harris, no prob. The Dems have a lot to deal with, with him
      In future.

      • Lois haynes

        May 30, 2022 at 10:26 pm

        America’s governor, as you like to call him, is a drunk, look at that puffy face sometime . I don’t think he’ll be running this country, he won’t even be re-elected governor. Remember what happened to “America’s mayor “

    • George

      June 6, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      Yeah typical Democrat who lives in their own world I got news for you nobody likes your commie Democrat party you democrats are retarded you have turned your great once party into shitholes

  • Susan Sargis

    May 25, 2022 at 9:26 am

    This never happened. Click bait for something.

  • Oscar Cardozo

    May 25, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Kamala is ahead of Desantis? Is this a joke? Last time I checked she had a 28% approval rating as VP.
    Fake poll, fake news.

  • Joanbe

    May 25, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Stop your Lying!

  • David In Shoreline

    May 25, 2022 at 11:15 am

    LOL, Kackling Kamala vs America’s Governor. I look forward to that race and stand by to rub the results in the pollster’s faces.

  • Marty Johnson

    May 25, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Harris can’t even find her way out of the transgender men’s room. She got less than 2% of the Democrat primary votes until she was forced out by her poor showing. She can’t sleep her way to the top office of the country, unlike all her previous career moves.

  • PeterH

    May 25, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Disney’s cartoon characters would beat Ron DeSantis in a head to head matchup. DeSantis bought into Trumpism and now he will pay the price for his stupidity.

    Independent voters will be selecting the next president.

    • Tom

      May 25, 2022 at 3:01 pm

      Peter h, Go ask cand McAuliffe in VA with Lincoln Org for a towel dry off, loser. You have no clue. Independents and Dems love him,

      DeSantis whizzes on you, Lincoln and your RINOS. You all are so jealous and petrified at same time. He owns the Florida Dums. You and Rick Wilson can’t touch him.

      ,

    • George Roman

      June 6, 2022 at 5:17 pm

      Yeah but it won’t be a democrst

  • Supercyberal

    May 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    This is just a wish for Dems. They know (Main Media) DeSantis would tear apart the election, and instead reports these stupid UNREALISTIC polls, thinking we’rea bunch of idiots.

  • Impeach Biden

    May 25, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    This poll will certainly be published in the Sun-Sentinel. That rag paper has published bogus polls for several years now. Maybe Gancarski is trying to get a job there. Complete hogwash.

  • Eat shit

    May 25, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    STARTING EARLY WITH THE BULLSHIT PROPAGANDA AREN’T YOU?

    THAT DUMB CUNT IS THE MOST HATED VP IN HISTORY

    SHE MAKES DAN QUAYLE LOOK LIKE A STATESMAN.

    • Sambo Lapado

      May 26, 2022 at 11:44 am

      And yet she’s beating DeSantis like a field hand.

      • George Roman

        June 6, 2022 at 5:18 pm

        Who says

  • James

    May 25, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my god, so fake.

  • John hegedus

    May 25, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    There is no way Harris could ever beat Desantis . The is just a Communist democratic ploy to control the minds of the American people

  • Jerry

    May 25, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    We’ll see what this poll shows in a few years when the economy is fully in recession, and no one can afford gas or groceries.

    In the words of James Carville, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

  • Ryan in Tampa

    May 25, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Let’s be honest. As things are, neither Biden or Harris would get enough of the moderate votes to beat anyone out this time around. Instead of putting up the worst vs the worst again, how about we get some actual candidates worth voting for. 330 million people in this country and all people want to do is pit bad against worse to “own” the other side then complain when getting anything done is impossible because nobody will work with each other in DC. Pitiful.

    • Tom

      May 26, 2022 at 9:38 am

      Ryan in Tampa, so clueless.
      You are such a lefty.
      You’d never complain bout the Dums, the day after a tragedy.
      Did you see Beto O joke get ass kicked in Texas, what a selfish pathetic ingrate. Pandering hypocrites. Scott berated schumer in the senate yesterday. His refusal to allow a vote on Scott’s Florida example for gun protection.
      Spare us.

      • Ryan in Tampa

        May 26, 2022 at 4:09 pm

        Tom, poor psychopath Tom with all your delusions of grandeur and narcissism. Tom who is either a Russian misinformation troll, working for DeSantis, or maybe even someone in his immediate family or maybe any or all of those. In either case, like I told you the last time, I could care less about your opinions or insults as I have nothing but pity for you. I’m not surprised a psychopath like yourself brings up a school shooting for no reason. Nothing you said has anything to do with what I said. You keep calling me a lefty, what did I say exactly that was leftist? I said neither Biden or Harris could get the moderate vote at this point. So left… No need to respond, really could care less. You are trash and everything you say is trash.

        • Tom

          May 27, 2022 at 11:09 am

          Wah Wah Ryan in Tampa
          Called you out, busted your balls.
          Call fake doc Jones. You can’t play or at me level.
          Pity my ass you libtard. No troll at all.
          I represent freedom, liberty, truth and the American way.

          No relationship to America’s Gov, Just love of country. The whiz kid Gov, doing for Florida and in future for America. Rising tide for all, not a few like Dums.

          You reflect Adam Schiff on a stick.
          America’s Gov wins big, with Rubio.
          Repub. win 40 plus house seats.
          Read and weep! Pity you LMAO

          • Ryan in Tampa

            May 27, 2022 at 11:32 am

            Whatever trash you wrote isn’t worth reading. Have a good one.

          • Tom

            May 28, 2022 at 8:02 am

            Wah Ryan in Tampa.
            Just busted your balls the hard way.
            You are clueless, I am legend!
            You are not in my league.

          • Ryan in Tampa

            May 28, 2022 at 9:02 am

            Your obsession with me is flattering Tom, but for real. I’m not going to take the time to decipher what you consider to be English just to find a bunch of words it looks like a 12 year old wrote. Shouldn’t you be spending your time posting how people can “procure 82 us dollars per hour by working at home”? Might as well just post in your native language. Google translate would probably do better than the weird stuff I’ve read so far. You constantly get idioms wrong. You also seem obsessed with people’s balls and weird licking. Why do you keep talking about other men’s balls over and over? Grown ups just don’t do that in this country, not on public forums at least. You probably don’t realize it, but you embarrass yourself every time you do that. I don’t want to call you weird, because that would be rude (something you don’t seem to have a problem with), so, I’ll clarify and say that your behavior is psychopathic and very weird. Your family members should be concerned about your well being.

          • Tom

            May 29, 2022 at 10:19 am

            Ryan, Wah the fake concern is hilarious. You have no leg to stand on.
            You are substance less, you offer nothing except third grade babble.

            Get a grip pal, you can’t engage in any serious dialogue. Don’t worry bout me. As if you know health? You know all FP ? My comments, read is first thing daily! I suffer Manchurians like you happily, with joy and defeat all. The list is deep. I am legend on FP. As you and dozens testify to.

            Unless you have something to offer, shut your pie hole Ryan from Tampa. No one cares btw.

          • Ryan in Tampa

            May 29, 2022 at 12:35 pm

            Life is too short to waste brain power on 12 year old trolls, Tom. The problem is you didn’t exactly engage on my original point. That Biden and Harris can’t win the moderate vote as things are. Reading and responding to all of your crazy pill stuff is complete ad hominem to begin with since that’s what you were doing. And I expect you to just continue to bluster utter nonsense until I just stop responding, this feeds into your narcissism. So, let me know when you are done with the nonsensical pumping yourself up bit and you want to counter my point and tell me how Biden and Harris would win the moderate vote, even against DeSantis. Anyone that’s seen how you just continue to try and bully people definitely don’t give 2 about what you say. So by all means. Engage on something of substance. I’ll reply once you actually say something on the subject.
            If I don’t reply it’s because maybe you tried, but your post like all the other ones so far were just more attempts to bully someone and didn’t actually have anything that mattered. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Wait while you look up and translate and look up everything and then try your hand at what will most undoubtfully be another poorly written narcissistic response.
            So again, if I don’t respond it’s because you have nothing to offer but at least you can scratch that narcissistic itch.

          • Ryan in Tampa

            June 2, 2022 at 9:34 am

            4 days of silence. The sound of a troll finally realizing he’s been s***posting to someone he agrees with on a subject. Or, at the very least, can’t disagree with. What an idiot.

    • George Roman

      June 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm

      When you have an idiot has president what do you expect

  • John

    May 25, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    After hearing about State Farm and their involvement in transgender books for small children Ive had enough of the new Democrat party and their sick vision. As a former Independent, I will now vote Republican across the board from now on I suggest you do the same. Trump, DeSantis, Cruz, Pompeo all are far better than anything the Democrats have.

  • joey.

    May 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Outside of red states Ron Disaster have 0 chance. He needs 270 to win. Florida only have 28. That what happend when you govern only for your maga base. Trump prove he can win the rust belt states. Ron Disasters no chance.

    • Bigdogspeakstruth

      May 26, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Florida flourished while other states suffered because DeSantis makes common sense real world decisions.

      • Tom

        May 28, 2022 at 8:00 am

        America’s Gov, DeSantis the leader of men, saved Florida even for Dummycrats. Joey you have no clue, DeSantis is the co leader of the GOP. Without Trump he is greater than 50% likely to be nominee.

        Florida is the Mecca for freedom, liberty and opportunity.
        Rising tide for all!

  • Suzanne Ettrick

    May 26, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Marco Rubio? REALLY????
    He just keeps looking at the next shiny object. Oh, look over there – jackass. Now he’s talking about some nonsense China after 19 children were killed by an 18-year-old gunman who can’t even legally buy beer and says it’s being politicized. This is not a handgun. It’s about an AR15 war weapon – He really thinks we are stupid. All lies.

    • Paul

      June 1, 2022 at 12:25 pm

      The only thing that Marco Rubio is capable of doing is working as a bartender at a Miami Salsa Club.

    • George Roman

      June 6, 2022 at 5:22 pm

      Really really worry about China our next world opponent if not wE

  • Jake

    May 26, 2022 at 11:38 am

    America’s Governor, Brian Kemp has defeated Trumpism. DeSantis can’t even stand up to Harris woman to woman. The trump ship is sinking and taking all the cawthorns and DeSantises with it. Time for real republicans to take back the party from the theater majors like DeSantis and Cruz and flush away all their drama.

  • Fenna

    May 26, 2022 at 11:42 am

    And DeSantis Fatigue continues to sweep the nation. Harris is terrible, which means the nation really doesn’t want DeSantis.

  • Eric

    May 26, 2022 at 11:52 am

    DeSantis needs lose 50 pounds. He looks like he’s wearing a face mask of himself over his face, and you see those hurt, angry eyes buried deep in all that pinched, whining face flesh, its haunting. America won’t elect a fat man as president. They’ll turn to a Harris before they do that. Republicans need a more svelte candidate to appeal to suburban women.

    • Impeach Viden

      May 26, 2022 at 10:06 pm

      Well America voted for a dumb man. They will vote for a man that is coherent and can think on his feet, unlike the bumbling and stumbling fool you voted for. Your party selected a VP that had to be as dumb as Biden. The VP could not show up the President. Harris was the logical choice. Dumb and Dumber. A perfect match and gone in 2024

  • Chet

    May 26, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    The state of Florida stepped in a huge pile of DeSantis and if there’s one thing Trump hates it’s a mess.

  • Michael Joseph McElroy

    May 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Donald Duck could beat Harris the jackle…..

  • Milky Milk

    May 27, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Looks like they were using the 4000 mule statistics. LOL. What a bunch of nonsense.

  • William Foote

    May 30, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Nothing upsets extremist, racist, sexists bigots like the truth. They fight their hardest to deny reality (note 2020 presidential election)!!!
    Gov. DeSatan is the most extremely racist governor that Florida has ever seen. I have lived and grew up with some of this state’s most racist segregationist MF’s! DeSatan has created a loyal delusional following, who think they are superior and not anywhere near wrong in their narrow mindness. I’ve never seen such BS comments in reading Florida Politics in nearly 10 years! OH MY WOW! May God bless each of you in your extremist silo and hopefully by 2024 you will climb out and see the whole farm!

    • Tom

      June 1, 2022 at 5:55 am

      Will Foote, you are a decrepit piece of Adam Schiff. You fascist hater, typical of opposition haters.

      DeSantis is America’s Gov., his record of accomplishment is second to none.
      Florida is now a economic power due to his leadership. You have no clue nor understanding of what you speak?

      Florida the economic Mecca per Desantis!

    • Marty Johnson

      June 1, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      You don’t sound like a hysterical prepubescent girl. At all. Not in the least! When everything that you oppose is raaaaacist, then you’ve lost the argument honey.

  • Paul

    June 1, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    DeSantis will not be reelected. Last Summer DeSantis eliminated the $300 weekly Federal unemployment compensation from unemployed Floridians. I am sure many of those unemployed were Republicans. Two million Floridians who were relying on this extra 3 grand including myself will not forget this come November!

    • Marty Johnson

      June 1, 2022 at 2:01 pm

      I’ll bet you are sore that you can’t vote for that black communist “family man” who woke up after being Rogered by a male prostitute. He seems like your kinda guy. Maybe he’ll run again!

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