Ron DeSantis denies he’s ‘considering a run for the presidency’
Ron DeSantis says he's not eyeing a national run.

turning-point-usa-14020
'I think that's the media just speculating.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to deny he’s already planning a run for the White House.

During a press conference in Live Oak Tuesday, a friendly questioner asked about the Governor “considering a run for the Presidency,” spurring DeSantis to push back as he has in the past when asked similar questions.

“I think that’s the media just speculating,” DeSantis said. “I don’t think I’m doing. I mean, I’ve got a lot on my plate here, and we’re doing a lot of stuff, so I would not indulge in some of the stuff and be very careful about what you hear.”

This reaction accords with other recent contentions that his presidential prospects are a media “obsession,” as he said in June. He has been consistently coy when asked about 2024 “nonsense” for months, dodging the topic at in-state press conferences and in friendly Fox News interviews alike. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump has previously said he thought DeSantis would “drop out” of any 2024 race if Trump got in.

Recent polling suggests that DeSantis is gaining at Trump’s expense.

A survey from YouGov shows that if a hypothetical national General Election were held now, DeSantis was just two points behind President Joe Biden. Biden was ahead of Trump by three points, 40% to 37%.

In Primary matchups, Trump is held back from majority support by DeSantis.

An Echelon Insights survey conducted nationally between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 reveals that Trump would get just 46% support in a Primary against DeSantis and a field of other Republicans. The Florida Governor’s 25% support was good for a strong second place, well ahead of third-place Mike Pence, the former Trump Vice President who drew 13% backing.

Another poll conducted by Yahoo and YouGov between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 shows Trump getting just 49% in a 2024 head-to-head GOP Primary duel with DeSantis. DeSantis received 31% in the survey, with an additional 21% not sure whether they preferred the former President or the Florida Governor.

Though DeSantis continues to deny a potential run, others seem to believe there’s a window. The non-sanctioned Ready for Ron PAC continues to fundraise to that end, while Florida Democrats are playing up reports of a Trump family disenchantment with what they see as a DeSantis impersonation of the former President.

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


34 comments

  • Joe Corsen

    August 30, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    People not voting for GOP in presidential elections anymore. This has been the trend for many years. Only through the electoral college can they be elected. GOP is just that much of a wreck because of wars economic crashes, people like Trump, and just generally doing nothing for anyone but the rich. God forbid they adjust their platform and win anything but red state races.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 30, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      Kalifornia losing Congressional seats. Before you know it they will all be gone. Now dumb dumb, metrosexual Governor Newsom wants to kill off gasoline powered cars. More will leave now.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 30, 2022 at 3:10 pm

        California contributes to the nation.. Florida takes $4+ for every dollar it contributes. Why? Because parasitic grifter state….off old people, off tourists, off workers through low wages, off others through real estate/housing grift. All this goes to a few fat ass pockets. Are you a millionaire?

      • Mr. Haney

        August 31, 2022 at 6:30 am

        You’ll still be an idiot.

      • SteveHC

        August 31, 2022 at 4:50 pm

        OBVIOUSLY you do not read much news. It is the AUTO MANUFACTURERS who are planning to “kill off” gasoline-powered cars as they will do MUCH better financially without them. Politicians trying to claim “credit” for such a move are merely grandstanding for votes from their political base.

  • Pennyless Pundit

    August 30, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Charlie Crist is the one who is just drooling to be president. Political experts were telling us that two years ago: that he would run for governor this year because, if he should win over a Republican he would be nearly automatic as at least a VP nominee or the top job himself, and he wants that like drowning man wants air.
    As for DeSantis: he will not run. Period. People who know, know.

    • Tom

      August 30, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      Not sure what you know penny but everything I have seen is the door Is open.

      Having said that I don’t think he’s decided nor will he do so necessarily. Repub. Party needs a new generation candidate. DeSantis has Lot to offer.

      It’s a huge effort and who knows in a year what it will offer. He’s proven he can raise money. Winning primaries/delegates is another story.

      • Charlie Crist

        August 30, 2022 at 3:13 pm

        @Tom: Yeah let’s get Fat Cammack up there to run..

  • PeterH

    August 30, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Americans will not be installing another unpatriotic MAGA Anti-vaccine nutcase in the Oval Office. DeSantis May run for president but he will not win.

    • Tom

      August 30, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      As if you peter h, speak for America. Go towel off Wilson and Lincoln Org.
      Repubs. And independents nationally are warm to America’s Gov. DeSantis has lot to offer. Your lies are horrendous.

      • Charlie Crist

        August 30, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        Yeah Tom doesn’t know right from wrong. Doesn’t know his bung hole from his feet 🍩🦶… ain’t worth the powder it would take to shoot the SOB. Fat Cammack will show you what wrong looks like buddy…in the nude 💋

    • Impeach Biden

      August 30, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      Ha! Ha! DeSantis will roll “Dementia” man. The Dems don’t even want the “incompetent” one to run again. Who’s next? Kamala, AOC, Granholm, the metrosexual from Kalifornia? Those are some real winners there.🤣

      • Joe Corsin

        August 30, 2022 at 3:21 pm

        Dementia man? You talking about Trump? He still thinks he won the election but did not…so technically this is narcissistic delusion. Whatever it is, he’s gonna have to plead insanity to get up off a couple of the charges he’s facing.😆

        • Hope

          August 30, 2022 at 3:31 pm

          You mean Joe and Hunter’s espionage charges… The whistleblowers are jumping off the sinking ship and beating a path to their Senator as we speak. Even Zuckerberg gave them up, won’t be long now, bye-bye Bidens…

          • Joe Corsin

            August 30, 2022 at 3:40 pm

            Hunter’s laptop was compromised by foreign agents therefore nothing on the laptop can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to have originated from Hunter Biden 😎

            Now let’s get down to what really matters.. Trump election crimes, espionage act related charges, various other frauds and thefts, inciting riots, sexual assaults, campaign scams, frivolous litigation, obstruction of justice, conspiracy charges…I could go on but just not enough space on this whole entire website.

  • Tom

    August 30, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    America’s Gov has never said or intimated he’s considering or said he’s running. In all fairness.
    Seeking presidency is a totally different mind set and effort. Herculean effort to put together.
    He may decide to do so.

    • Charlie Crist

      August 30, 2022 at 3:18 pm

      Herculean effort to lift Fat Cammack’s azz up off your head once planted. I have pictures of her on the beach… totally nude. Will release at just the right time.🐷

      • Hope

        August 30, 2022 at 3:24 pm

        Charlie Crist,

        Did you escape or are you out on a day pass from the psycho ward. Nurse ratchet is waiting…

        • Charlie Crist

          August 30, 2022 at 3:43 pm

          Yes Trump and his stupid supporters need to be Baker Acted for being pro crime sociopaths. Good point 👍

          • Hope

            August 30, 2022 at 3:59 pm

            You would know… now be a good boy and take your little blue pill and enjoy the pretty lights. Your little brain is being overworked and you need the rest before your session for compulsive obsessive disorder.

          • Charlie Crist

            August 30, 2022 at 4:53 pm

            @Hope…It’s obsessive compulsive disorder..not the other way around…and I don’t have this. Keep reading.. you’ll get there one day!!

          • Hope

            August 30, 2022 at 6:31 pm

            “@Hope…It’s obsessive compulsive disorder..not the other way around…”

            Again, you would know! Freudian slip?

          • Charlie Crist

            August 30, 2022 at 7:03 pm

            No Freudian slip..you slipped you fuggin moron 😆

          • marylou

            August 31, 2022 at 1:30 pm

            Hope: ” now be a good boy and take your little blue pill…” Speaking of blue pills….
            Q: what does DeSantis get when you give him Viagra?
            A: taller

    • Mr. Haney

      August 31, 2022 at 6:32 am

      You don’t have a clue. DeSantis is seen as a Trump clone pretty much everywhere other than in your head.

  • marylou

    August 30, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Good, he should keep NOT considering it. Desantis’ Voter Fraud arrests: These people were sent voter cards and were told by officials that they were eligible to vote. It’s the state that failed.

    DePsycho had them arrested to intimidate other people who ARE eligible to vote. Just more cruelty. Republicans were/are so mad that voters decided that felons could vote, that they will pull some low trash thing like this to scare other people out of voting. Republicans have made it clear repeatedly that they don’t want voters to decide anything!

    One man was hauled off in his underwear at 6am by a swat team with a helicopter flying over the neighborhood. Who is OK with this?
    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/26/desantis-voter-fraud-defendants-florida-00053788

  • Ocean Joe

    August 30, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Will he run as a Republican or a Confederate…or both?

  • tom palmer

    August 30, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Ignore all of those out of state campaign trips. Nothing to see here. We all trust Amerika’s goober.

  • Leonard S

    August 31, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Of course he is considering it—so is Charlie. Every politician thinks about it. But DeSantis is not running for President—yet. First he has to win re-election as Governor. Then he has to wait and see if Trump runs. If Trump runs—then DeSantis finishes his second term as Governor and then runs in 2028. If Trump doesn’t run—DeSantis runs in 2024.

    • Charlie Crist

      August 31, 2022 at 8:59 am

      What Trump does… doesn’t determine what DeSantis will do. This hogwash. Nobody in GOP really cares about Trump anymore…just a show. They know he’s politically impotent and radioactive waste and a detriment to the party.

      • Hope

        August 31, 2022 at 9:50 am

        DeSantis Best Governor in America!

        Florida is in good hands and will have four more years with DeSantis, PRAISE THE LORD!

      • Hope

        August 31, 2022 at 9:52 am

        Charlie Crist,

        I prayed for you today that you may find peace of mind and your bitter mental state be repaired.

  • rusty woke

    August 31, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    DeSatan wants to be President, duh. He has made up his little mind that he’s going to try to be POTUS, duh. Very funny- America’s Governor just like Rudi” was America’s Mayor. All Rona needs is some dripping hair dye, a disbarment, and a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping! Maybe he can get Matt G to run his campaign like before with lots of young party girls!

  • Val Demming

    August 31, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    If Charlie Crist is elected, will we see more photos of a gubernatorial candidate naked on the floor stoned with a male prostitute?

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