Florida Chamber poll: Ron DeSantis over Charlie Crist by double-digits

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Cabinet races show a similar GOP surge.

The final Florida Chamber poll of the 2022 race for Governor shows a commanding lead for incumbent Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis is up 11 points over Democrat Charlie Crist, 53% to 42%. The Governor is especially strong with Hispanic voters, 59% of whom prefer DeSantis. No-party voters also prefer DeSantis, 54% to 37%.

Even female voters are breaking DeSantis’ way in this poll. He’s up by 3 points, despite Democratic messaging that has focused heavily on abortion restrictions passed by the Legislature and signed by DeSantis earlier this year.

DeSantis takes the vast majority of Republican support, with 88% going his way. He also leads in eight out of ten media markets, per the Chamber memo.

Unsurprisingly given the head-to-head matchup, DeSantis has strong favorable numbers in this poll. A full 56% of voters overall, as well as 56% of NPAs, approve of DeSantis’ job performance. Nine out of ten Republicans likewise regard him favorably.

The solid Chamber poll follows an August survey, taken before the Primary Crist won, that showed DeSantis ahead 51% to 43% in the then-hypothetical matchup. DeSantis was just +5 with NPA voters, suggesting that Crist’s adherence to national Democratic messaging may have not helped make the sale.

The Chamber poll tracks with another poll released Wednesday, which actually shows a greater DeSantis advantage than the 11-point lead here. The University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Laboratory poll released Wednesday showed DeSantis routing Crist, 55% to 41%. Overall, the FiveThirtyEight polling average shows DeSantis up 9 points.

The Chamber poll also gives Republican candidates for the Cabinet something to smile about.

Attorney General Ashley Moody is up 15 points over Democratic challenger Aramis Ayala. CFO Jimmy Patronis is up 10 points over Democratic challenger Adam Hattersley. And in the race to succeed Agriculture Commissioner Nikki FriedWilton Simpson holds an 11-point lead over Naomi Blemur. If this polling holds, Republicans will control the entire Cabinet again.

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


  • Tom

    October 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Love fest, FGOP sweeps all offices.
    All State will be red! No Dems office holders.
    Chameleon, Dumings can’t escape.
    Joey corsin getting tail kicked.

    • Diana Torres

      October 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      Oh Hell YEAH!!!!!

    • Charlie Crist

      October 26, 2022 at 3:09 pm

      Florida is getting it’s tail kicked by shills for the rich and far right grifters. Florida losing many IQ points voting for these empty suits. Even if DeSantis wins he will abandon his post in 2024. Dereliction of duty..

  • Tom

    October 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Love fest, FGOP sweeps all offices.
    All State will be red! No Dems office holders.
    Chameleon, Dumings can’t escape.
    Joey corsin getting tail kicked.

    • Charlie Crist

      October 26, 2022 at 3:13 pm

      Even if I lose, I owned Ron during the debate. Gave him a beat down…set the Blue Team up for a slam dunk in 2024. They have all the dirt..

      • Tom

        October 26, 2022 at 4:22 pm

        Delusional Joey.
        Internet poll says America’s Gov, 80%.

        • Charlie Crist

          October 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm

          80% of Americans? What is this a Mike Lindell poll?

          • Tom

            October 26, 2022 at 5:11 pm

            Joey, there was a internet stream poll on the live stream network, shut up!

            Who cares what you think, they had 4 liberal co hosts. Over 75% voted for Gov., chameleon is done.

            You are the most uninformed human Joey!

          • Tom

            October 26, 2022 at 5:17 pm

            Joey, After the live stream on internet, poll was 75% or more for Gov. The public polls track sentiments for Gov and Senator. It’s over moron Joey.

      • Dale Gregory

        October 26, 2022 at 6:11 pm

        Dream on idiot

        • Charlie Crist

          October 26, 2022 at 9:28 pm

          Mike Lindell Livestream of Republicans or Right Wing Broadcasting Livestream? Neo Nazi News etc.

      • Pat

        October 26, 2022 at 10:36 pm

        Go on back, to the pasture Charlie ,with the rest of the old Democrats, Ron DeSantis, didn’t answer your question about the the 2024 President election, because it you recall, there was to be no talking between you two, but you must have forgot to take you Menory pills, Baby Killer. We here in Florida are more concerned about higher Inflation, food, living from day to day, trying to decide how to pay our bills, and buy food. The Seniors are on a very fixed income, and we are at the point buy, life saving medication, or food, nutritional foods, not something just to fill us up, 1 meal a day. That isn’t something you would ever have to think about. Illegal Immigrants, we should have to take everyone from all countries coming across our borders here to live better than us, free housing, food, cell phones, schooling. You Democrats in Washington, wanted them, then theyshould go up north to all you Democrats. We in Florida, don’t want all the Drugs here killing our people, and children. You are not a true Floridian, if you are, then prove it. Ron DeSantis is, and served, in the Navy did 2 tours. What did you do, besides run your mouth with lies. If I recall you had your chance her in Florida, and was a crach,N burn Governor. I am a born, and raised true, educated Floridian, Nurse, so you aren’t pulling no wool over my eyes with lies. Ron DeSantis has done more for Florida, in the past 4 years, than, you could ever think of doing. How Educated are you? You won’t say.

        • marylou

          October 27, 2022 at 10:38 pm

          Desantis didn’t answer Crist because Desantis knows it’s better to let MAGAs go on defending him rather than admitting he won’t finish a second term. Nothing is stopping him now from clearing up all doubts. How do you explain that one to yourself??

          What’s “baby killer” mean??

          Seniors on a fixed income? Lol.. Marco and most Senate Republicans, and all House Republicans want to cut your Social Security and sunset it every 5 years— some want to every 1 year!

          Imagine that, every year hoping the sadistic clowns renew your payments before you starve or lose your home. And they will use the annual vote as a bargaining chip to cut your Social Security even further.

          Republicans also want to send you a $200 medical voucher every year to replace your ‘Socialist” government-run health insurance, Medicare. Democrats passed a law to lower YOUR prescription drugs. Republicans want to repeal it.

          Desantis’ “2 tours” were Ron being a lawyer testing urine and prosecuting Court Martial cases. He lawyered at Guantanamo for terrorists too. Desantis was NOT a Navy Seal if that’s what you were imagining.

          MAGA ignorance is dangerous.

  • David In Shoreline

    October 26, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    I love seeing the red wave. Hopefully what starts in Florida will sweep the entire country.

  • John Fetterman

    October 26, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Hi, Good Night everybody!

    • Tom

      October 26, 2022 at 4:19 pm

      Typical Dummycrat party, run a 1/2 alive person, lie and have liberal media hide for you.

      • Joe Corsin

        October 26, 2022 at 9:30 pm

        Yeah Trump fully dead. Politically impotent and radioactive waste. Never coming back. We see how quickly you people backed off that crook…now onto the next empty suit grifter.

  • Kyle Prescott

    October 26, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Charlie is the worst token candidate of all time.

  • Yrral

    October 26, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Democrats has invoke the Klu Klux Klan Act of 1871,to stop Republicans voter intimidation Google Klu Klux Klan Act of 1871 Voter Intimidation

    • Tom

      October 26, 2022 at 5:50 pm

      You are ignorant Ural mountain
      The Dems originated the klan.
      How ridiculous are you. Robert Byrd was Dem Senator from WV. He was a grand wizard.

      There is no voter intimidation.
      Everyone can vote.
      Ballots and votes are available.
      You idiot, PA has 600,000 votes before they saw Fettermann stumble, fumble. Dud you vote yet??

      Georgia has record voting. Lies from Biden, Harris and Abrams bout GA.
      Shut up!

      • Joe Corsin

        October 26, 2022 at 9:33 pm

        “Dems originated the Klan” 👈 This is far right misleading information.

        👉 “The Southern Strategy never happened”🤡

        • Tom

          October 26, 2022 at 10:18 pm

          Yes, it’s fact! But excuse me, you don’t understand facts. Everyone who knows the history of the klan, is aware that the Dems originated the klan.

          Just shut the hell up, you neophytes are so ignorant. Ron won the internet poll. Shove it up pie holes, Dale, Yrral, and Joey.

        • Tom

          October 26, 2022 at 10:18 pm

          Yes, it’s fact! But excuse me, you don’t understand facts. Everyone who knows the history of the klan, is aware that the Dems originated the klan.

          Just shut the hell up, you neophytes are so ignorant. Ron won the internet poll. Shove it up pie holes, Dale, Yrral, and Joey.

  • Dale gregory

    October 26, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    You are full of shit, that’s not doing anything wrong, if he makes it to Washington it will be the best thing for this country, on the other hand you are an idiot that needs to stop receiving a tax payer check.

    • Tom

      October 26, 2022 at 10:24 pm

      Dale, Another dummycrat shit head.
      Joined by Joey corsin.

    • Tom

      October 26, 2022 at 10:24 pm

      Dale, Another dummycrat shit head.
      Joined by Joey corsin.

  • Ron

    October 26, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    The only poll I read is the one on election night. Nation wide polls said Trump was going to win over President Biden , You see nobody knows till the people Vote. He’s was in charge when corona virus hit us and he hid deaths, fired the lady telling the truth about never wore a mask, and we lost 70,000 to this virus because of his reckless polices that he instituted. How could any forget the last 2 yrs here in Florida ? He want even help children get health care by not taking the Medicaid Money that Federal Government is offering one of few states that said no. He’s not talking the real issues just ignoring them

    • Tom

      October 26, 2022 at 10:25 pm

      Total lies!

      • marylou

        October 26, 2022 at 10:40 pm

        wRONg, it is ALL TRUE. Desantis is not even planning to finish a second term if he is re-elected. Why would you vote for someone planning to quit after a couple years?? Florida needs a full time, full term governor.

    • Jerry

      October 27, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      Rebekah Jones is a flake. She’s given no evidence to back up her claims. No former colleagues are backing her up. She has legal problems of her own. And countless doctors and scientists have backed up the state’s COVID counting. There was even an investigation that found nothing. Sorry, but eventually Jones needs to provide some evidence. She’s got nothing. No one is on her side other than far-left conspiracy theorists.

  • Ron DeSantis is a Clown

    October 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    If Florida votes to reelect this fascist clown, then we deserve the nightmare that we will get.

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  • marcus

    October 28, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Hey Charlie; send up the bat signal, ask Liz Cheney to fly to FL to rally for her teammate Charlie. She claims she has immense political sway

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