Kamala Harris continues to edge Ron DeSantis in polling of hypothetical 2024 match-up

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DeSantis calls the VP 'impeachment insurance,' but polls show her ahead of him.

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to be discussed as a potential 2024 presidential candidate, but polling shows he’d have a tough time against one hypothetical opponent.

September’s Harvard-Harris Poll again posed the question of who respondents would choose in a theoretical matchup between DeSantis and Vice President Kamala Harris. As in previous months, DeSantis trailed the California Democrat.

Harris drew 41% support, with DeSantis commanding 38% backing, and a remaining 21% of respondents unsure.

This is consistent with previous polling that mostly show Harris with a narrow edge.

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

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, meanwhile, showed DeSantis 1 point ahead of Harris, with 40% support and just 39% for the Vice President.

Despite the polling trend suggesting more Americans would want Harris over DeSantis as President, the Governor has called the Vice President “impeachment insurance” for President Joe Biden in the recent past.

“So, here’s the thing. I thought Biden picking her at first was the worst decision ever because she’s not great. But she’s like the best impeachment insurance and 25th Amendment insurance anyone could have,” DeSantis said on Fox News’ Ingraham Angle in July.

“Because as bad as Biden is, even though he can barely read the teleprompter, and as much as people disapprove of him, nobody wants Harris, and so they’d much rather stick with Biden floundering around than actually turn the wheels of power over to somebody that clearly is in over her head,” DeSantis told Fox News Channel viewers.

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


42 comments

  • PeterH

    September 12, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    DeSantis may or may not win the Governor’s office in Florida ….. but his divisive culture warrior message will not win him the presidency.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 13, 2022 at 6:31 am

      Joe Biden is about as divisive as they come. So much for your theory.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 13, 2022 at 7:39 am

        @Impeach: No that was Trump. You’re over there smoking meth and PCP buddy. No one believes such nonsense anymore accept other idiots.

        • Impeach Biden

          September 13, 2022 at 8:42 am

          Many people on both sides say that speech in Philadelphia with the red flood lights and the US Marines in the backdrop was about as divisive as it gets. I’ll say it again, Biden is a blithering idiot and Kamala is just as bad.

        • Billy Rotberg

          September 13, 2022 at 10:03 am

          No, that IS Biden. Pathetic spam bot hiding behind a fake screen name. What are you afraid of Charlie?

          • DeSantis is De Man

            September 13, 2022 at 1:19 pm

            he must be terrified by your blisteringly insightful and articulate political analysis, Billy. LOL

        • Eddy

          September 13, 2022 at 3:50 pm

          Hunter smokes crack libtard. Liberals are a cancer on society

    • Tom

      September 13, 2022 at 7:07 am

      Independents support America’s Gov.
      Repub. Support his overall message which is resonating on education, culture, economic, and judicial issues.

      DeSantis do for America what you have done for Florida.

  • Impeach Biden

    September 12, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the humor Gancarski. That is some funny stuff there. Of course this poll will probably be published in the Sun-Sentinel as if fits their anti-Republican, anti-DeSantis editorial board’s agenda.

    • Charlie Crist

      September 12, 2022 at 7:35 pm

      Anti neo nazi agenda…

      • Billy Rotberg

        September 13, 2022 at 10:04 am

        You mutants push The gun control Of fascist Germany. get a clue before you make a fool out of yourself again.

    • Tom

      September 13, 2022 at 6:58 am

      Harris will be dropped from ticket, or defeated in primary. She is not capable.

      Abysmal like the Dums on this page, Joey Corsin, Mary who, peter h, and idiot Elliot.

      DeSantis is in strong place nationally and doing well within the state for re-elect.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 13, 2022 at 7:41 am

        👆Vote for me. I’ll choke slam idiots like this guy into a dung heap.

        • Tom

          September 13, 2022 at 9:57 am

          Come and try. Loser!
          Factcheck.Org called you lit as liar!

        • Billy Rotberg

          September 13, 2022 at 10:05 am

          You are not running. You are some cowardly Bozo hiding behind a fake screen name.

        • Eddy

          September 13, 2022 at 3:52 pm

          @Charlie Crist the only thing you chock is your chicken everynight in your parents basement

  • Ocean Joe

    September 12, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    When you’re losing to the Cackler you’re not getting the message.
    You’re an extremist. You painted yourself into a corner, slopped red paint all over everything. The Trumpers want you but everybody else knows better.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 12, 2022 at 8:22 pm

      I’m not even sure she could win her Senate seat back. She has been exposed. She’s a phony and only skilled at one thing. Let’s ask Willie.

  • Tom

    September 12, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Harris is pathetically dreadful.
    Just awful. Dan Quayle x 50.
    America’s Gov will trounce her.

    • marylou

      September 12, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      Turn on your teevee! Democrats are winning by so much that now Fox is telling you to say it’s a conspiracy to suppress Republicans from voting!

      • Impeach Biden

        September 12, 2022 at 8:33 pm

        Should we Republicans be concerned if the Stacy Abrams caravan comes to Florida with a munch of mules?

        • Hope

          September 12, 2022 at 8:41 pm

          This poll is science fiction.

          Kamala’s failure to protect the border is dereliction of duty.

          (Please don’t delete legitimate comments).

          • Impeach Biden

            September 12, 2022 at 9:31 pm

            Hope, I have had some of my legitimate comments deleted as well. People like the Corsin / Often / Crist band of misfits do not have any issues. Unfortunately this is a left leaning site that shuts out opinions that don’t match their progressive narrative. Keep typing Hope. I like your stuff and lets keep Florida free.

    • Elliott Offen

      September 12, 2022 at 7:48 pm

      Tom = pathetically dreadful individual. Needs euthanasia for the sake of humanity.

  • marylou

    September 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Voters are sick of Pronoun Prince’s constant negative comments, and his desperate behavior—always saying “look at me!”. Harris supports traditional American values and respects the rights of all. It’s no surprise that she’s beating him.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 12, 2022 at 8:38 pm

      Harris supports traditional values? Really? Like Southern Border chaos? That’s a traditional value? Millions coming to this country illegally? A burden to the tax paying citizens. You have mayors of so called “sanctuary cities” crying foul that Texas is shipping them to their cities. How about the Mayor of New Orleans and her love of first class travel. So the only place to guarantee her safety is in Business Class / First. Will the FAA investigate to see if her concern is valid? Can’t ship those migrants to New Orleans because that would get into the mayor’s travel funds.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 12, 2022 at 9:53 pm

        👆Vote for me. I’ll slap this guy so hard that he’ll go blind.

        • Tom

          September 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

          You couldn’t slap your momma, let alone me. Loser
          Factcheck.Org called you liar.

    • Tom

      September 12, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      Thx Mary who and idiot Elliot.
      I am legend.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 13, 2022 at 7:42 am

        Legend my ass. Just some loser…

        • Billy Rotberg

          September 13, 2022 at 10:59 am

          A cowardly loser calling other people losers. Typical M.O. of the Donkey Dim misfits

  • Kathy

    September 12, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    During the last election of my life, it would be a wonderful thing to have a true Patriot running for office. It is exhausting trying to figure out the lesser of two evils.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 12, 2022 at 9:42 pm

      DeSantis was a United States Naval Officer. I think that makes him a patriot, don’t you? Charlie Crist? Any military service? I don’t think so.

      • Joe Corsin

        September 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm

        Anyone who was for Trump… disgraced their service.

        • Kathy

          September 12, 2022 at 11:13 pm

          I agree Mr. Corsin. Mr. Impeach, I guess I should have added the word honorable.

  • Hope

    September 12, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Kamala, says (lies) the border is under control.

    Kamala is derelict in her duty and it is an impeachable offense. This poll is science fiction.

    • Charlie Crist

      September 12, 2022 at 9:51 pm

      👆 Right wing bomber. Report to FBI as possible anti-government terrorist..

      • Billy Rotberg

        September 13, 2022 at 11:01 am

        Do it! Swatting is a felony. Go to jail and enjoy other men

  • David In Shoreline

    September 12, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Funniest thing I’ve read today. Thanks for the chuckle. Meanwhile, in AMERICA, Kamala Harris is one of the least popular politicians EVER.

  • tom palmer

    September 12, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    The issue should be whether she beats Rubio. President, that;s a later discussionl

  • Leonard

    September 13, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Are you kidding me? That’s your headline?? There is SO much in this poll that is good news for Rs and for DeSantis. According to the poll Harris has a -13 net favorability rating—DeSantis is +7. If Biden doesn’t run only 26% of Ds support Harris. If Trump doesn’t run 39% of Rs support DeSantis. In the head-to-head Harris is at 41 and DeSantis is at 38 but 21% (most of which would go to DeSantis since many of those undecided knew who Harris was but don’t know who DeSantis is). The REAL headline is that a Governor in his first term is in a statistical dead heat with a sitting Vice President.

  • Impeach Biden

    September 13, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Dreadful news today for Dumb and Dumber (Biden & Harris). More hyper inflation to report. Check out the stock market today. Hey Biden, you can’t spend yourself out of this predicament. More ammunition for November. The Red Storm is coming.

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