Nevada warms up to Ron DeSantis in ‘feeling thermometer’ poll
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

The Governor outperformed Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Pollsters far outside the Sunshine State continue to test the strength of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ name with a new Nevada poll the latest to offer encouragement to his supporters.

A University of Nevada poll showed the Governor ahead of former President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in a so-called “feeling thermometer” survey.

Respondents were compelled to rate political figures on a scale of zero to 100, with the higher number representing a more favorable feeling.

DeSantis’ rating of 48 was five points ahead of Pence and six points ahead of Trump.

DeSantis performed better with Democrats and Independents than either of the two other Republicans. DeSantis was at 34 with Democrats, three points ahead of Pence and 14 ahead of Trump. With Independents, DeSantis’ 42 was one point up on Pence and three on Trump.

Republicans rated Trump better, but not resoundingly: Trump’s 73 was just four points ahead of DeSantis. Pence was behind them, at just 60 out of 100 with GOP partisans on this feeling index.

DeSantis’ performance with Independents was not exceeded by any other national figure polled. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont also had 42.

DeSantis’ performance overall actually exceeded both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden, at an overall rating of just 44, was at 34 out of 100 with Independents. Harris, at 45 overall, was also at just 35 with Independent voters.

The poll surveyed 1,098 adults conducted May 17 through May 27.

The Governor has played in Nevada politics, with a rally for Senate candidate Adam Laxalt, a longtime personal friend of DeSantis.

Much like his political mentor Donald Trump, DeSantis saw the rally as an advertisement for himself. The Nevada Independent said he “spent roughly 20 minutes praising his tenure and achievements in Florida before touting Laxalt’s bid.”

“Even though I’m in Florida, I’m telling you, if he gets elected to the United States Senate, he will represent my voice in the United States Senate,” DeSantis said, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto exploited that connection; she made DeSantis the star in an anti-Laxalt attack ad earlier this year focused on abortion restrictions championed by DeSantis. The restrictions apply to pregnancies past the 15th week of gestation.

The 30-second spot, tweeted out by the incumbent, led with mournful piano music and a narrator saying DeSantis “signed an abortion restriction bill that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.” That set up a shot of DeSantis embracing Laxalt, with a graphic saying he would take DeSantis’ “extreme agenda” to the Senate.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Sandra

    June 3, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    The Florida Governor is a danger to women and children. I live in Florida and I wouldn’t vote for him for dog catcher. Ask Disney what they think. Also start watching the Handmaid’s Tale if you want to know the future of this country.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 3, 2022 at 7:24 pm

      Sandra, please go back to New York. We don’t need you here nor your politics. Your statement that DeSantis is a danger to women and children is nothing but hyperbole.

      • Always good to watch

        June 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm

        “Please go back to New York”

        Yeah New York does not have cars floating in the streets. lol

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    • martin

      June 6, 2022 at 4:16 pm

      when those of us with an IQ want Disneys opinion, we’ll ask mickey.

    • David in Shoreline

      June 6, 2022 at 8:40 pm

      The Florida Governor (my man Ron DeSantis) is more exciting, more inspirational and more motivating and more MAGA than Donald Trump ever could be. We wanted Trump to drain the swamp, but he couldn’t get it done. If anybody can do it, it will be President DeSantis.

      • It’s funny

        June 7, 2022 at 4:09 am

        People will show up to his house with cards with his wife’s cancer on it for fun lol

  • Beth

    June 3, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Who would “warmup” to a pathetic wanna be dictator who tries to punish people for exercising their right to free speech? Someone who does not give a damn about children being slaughtered and actually seeks to put as many guns on our streets as possible? DeSantis could not be more sick or deranged. He has no business anywhere near our government.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 3, 2022 at 8:01 pm

      Where do you come up with this BS? Do you get your news from Joy Behar and “The View”?

  • Don’t Say Curly Hair

    June 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    DeSantis is a Trump admirer and modeler. That one fact should disqualify him from a National office. But there is more, DeSantis is actually worse than Trump.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 3, 2022 at 10:08 pm

      Okay so you want to compare DeSantis to Trump. Fair enough. Let’s look at fuel prices alone shall we, and I can toss in that incompetent CIC, the one you voted for in the mix. I reside in Broward County, FL the price of fuel was $2.17 per gallon the day incompetent Biden took office. What are you paying per gallon now? I promise not to bring up inflation at the grocery store and chaos on the Southern Border. So what are you paying for a gallon of gas?

      • Gonna be good

        June 6, 2022 at 12:24 pm

        Dude it’s ok when the next Katrina hits Florida you won’t even need to worry about gas for your car lol

  • Tom

    June 4, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Good job Impeach, holding the fort.
    These extremists are mentally deranged.
    America’s Gov is beloved my independent women, moms, families and hardworking people in Florida and beyond in USA.

    DeSantis is the in conscience of conservatives, and a Repub. leader. People are responding to his leadership.

    Dem, Dums abortionists support that extremist action til birth. 49 Dem U S senators/per Schumer voted for it.

    DeSantis protects families, children and respects women to make a decision within 15 weeks, so these lying sleaze bags above will rot.

    America’s Gov saved Florida from extremists, jobs, environment, quality of life. Florida collected $41 billion in new earned wealth per people moving to Florida. It is the state to be in.

    These extremists can go. Biden Harris destroyed economy. DeSantis wins bigly!
    Rising tide for all, not a few like Dums.

  • Judy tyrell

    June 4, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Live In doom and gloom Nyc!! Wish we had a govonor like DeSantis! He represents freedom and freedom thinking! 🙌

    • Based Desantis Supporter

      June 4, 2022 at 9:53 pm

      It’s awesome having him as governor for sure. Hope you guys will have him as a president to protect you from
      Hochuls dumb a** policies

  • Bill

    June 4, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Oil prices are set by OPEC. It’s a global issue and has very little, if anything, to do with the US government. Sorry to burst your bubble but they’re just gouging us to make up for the profits they lost when the pandemic caused travel to slow down. Blame MBS and his friends if you have to blame someone.

    • Ocean Joe

      June 4, 2022 at 11:37 am
      Agree, it’s a market, prices are driven by supply and demand. The article cited shows Trump used US influence to reduce supply and protect American red state oil producers, while Biden is heading to Saudi Arabia to try to increase supply and protect American consumers. Nothing surprising about that.

      • Tom

        June 5, 2022 at 6:31 am

        Typical crap from you ocean, it’s Trump fault. As for bill, the same stuff. Blame outside forces. The Dums anti carbon campaign has brought us here. They hate gas, oil and carbon. This is all being orchestrated for that reason and purpose. Pin the tail on the Biden and Harris. Wah, Wah it’s not the incompetents fault.

        Trump increased domestic production you fools. We were not reliant on foreign oil. Biden’s done the reverse.
        He’s destroyed our production. Accept your fate. Your Getting crushed in November. 30 to 70 new GOP house seats. Enjoy

          • Tom

            June 6, 2022 at 8:11 am

            Continued Adam Schiff coming from you Bill. No one says the U S didn’t import and or add foreign oil. Yes it stated under W, Obummer & steroids under Trump!

            This is typical misinformation from you and author. We produced more domestically and yes we import from various sources. Now incompetent is going yo House of Saud, LMAO. You can’t make it up, can you say Khagosshi.

            Biden has decapitated our country, cutting back domestic, doing away with new and requiring extreme standard for leasing or new. Furthermore, he had drained our oil reserve. This us the worse of both worlds, it’s not effecting the open market either.

            You are in over your head. . You and the Dums have your ass kicking coming. Major wipeout. DeSantis wins big and thanks to incompetent Dums, Biden, Jen Psaki and giggles Harris the WH is very doable now for Ron.

            If recession comes ( I hope not) by this Labor Day, Dums will be political oblivion. Florida is over, Biden is 35% in state, nationally he is In the below 50% 46 states. That’s blue states too.

            Enjoy pal, you can’t go toe to toe with a legend like me.

            Read it and weep! Like your Obummer emperor said ion 2010, shellacking coming. LMAO

    • Impeach Biden

      June 4, 2022 at 3:34 pm

      Of course your position on this would be different if Trump or a Republican was in office. You and the MSM would place all the blame on the Repubs. You ain’t fooling me. Go back to the presidential debates and the “incompetent” one said he was going to go after big oil. Remember we were energy independent before Biden took office. He could certainly be more aggressive on tackling these high oil prices. How about opening the Keystone pipeline and encouraging oil exploration here rather than discouraging and creating more red tape. Ever travel much? Vehicles in Central and South America are primarily diesel. Not the clean diesel we have here.

      • Impeach Biden

        June 4, 2022 at 7:18 pm

        So I had to tend to something else but to finish my thought on clean vs dirty diesel, the point is compared to the rest of the planet, we do a great job environmentally. Living in Europe in the 80’s, back then their cars still burned leaded fuel. I’ve seen trucks dump garbage in the Caribbean at some of these islands we visit. Cities in China have air pollution so bad you can barely see 100 feet in front of you.

      • It’s really easy

        June 5, 2022 at 12:16 pm

        “You ain’t fooling me”

        That’s actually really easy to do. I mean you people can’t even keep your birth rates up so you blame immigrants for replacing you how hard could it be? Lol

        • Impeach Biden

          June 6, 2022 at 7:38 am

          Hey easy, what do you mean by “you people”? Sounds a little racist to me. If you are employed you probably need another dose of unconscious bias training from your woke company you work for. By the way I just got back from the gas station and fuel prices are now 100% higher since Biden became President. I’m guessing you are one of the 30% out there that thinks he is doing a good job. Boy you folks are dumb.😀

          • You gonna love it

            June 6, 2022 at 1:17 pm

            “Sounds a little racist to me”

            So does the year 2040 which is when you are projected to become a minority lol

  • Based Desantis Supporyet

    June 4, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Unfathomably based. The Vegas voters hate strict covid lockdowns. They recognize desantis would have prevented the prohibitive shutdowns that destroyed their economy for the past two years. On a related note, I am extremely confident cortez masto loses by 1.5% points in her senate race. Nevada is about to flip red and if desantis runs in 2024, he will easily
    Carry the state over geriatric idiot biden

    • Keep it coming

      June 7, 2022 at 4:12 am

      1.5 is the covid margin
      And you republicans can’t stop dying. Praise god lol

  • YYep

    June 4, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Oil prices super inflation,300.000 hacking bots fake parking domains viruses all the same no one cares

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