Ron DeSantis competitive with Donald Trump in more 2024 state polling
Social media favors the Florida Governor over the Mar-a-Lago retiree.

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Is "Ron DeSanctimonious" a threat to the former President? Surveys say maybe.

As tensions heat up between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, statewide polls continue to show Florida’s Governor competitive with the former President in a potential 2024 GOP Primary.

A poll from Victory Insights shows DeSantis and Trump tied at 50% after rounding. That poll was in the field Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. A memo accompanying the data release asserts Floridians are “split about the 2024 presidential race,” and a potential jump ball Primary in the Sunshine State speaks to that.

This result actually is a decline from a previous Victory Insights survey that showed DeSantis ahead of Donald Trump 61% to 39% back in July.

The Victory Insights poll was a small sample size: 243 Republican voters. Yet it tracks with other Florida polling showing DeSantis with a fighting chance against the man whose endorsement made him four years ago.

An August poll from the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab showed DeSantis marginally ahead in a hypothetical 2024 GOP Primary, with 47% support compared to 45% for the former President.

A survey of 656 likely Republican voters also released in July by Blueprint Polling shows DeSantis the choice of 51% when voters who lean one way or another are considered, with a 12-point lead over Trump at 39%.

But DeSantis’ strength against Trump isn’t limited to Florida.

Though a small sample size (213 voters), a Georgia poll pitting Trump and DeSantis shows the Florida Governor ahead 52% to 36%. Echelon Insights conducted that poll between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. This comports with other Georgia polling this cycle showing DeSantis getting the duke in the Peach State.

The poll trend in Florida, Georgia and beyond shows an increasingly competitive dynamic, which clearly concerns Trump, who will rally in Florida Sunday with Marco Rubio and without the man he now calls “Ron DeSanctimonious.”

“We’re winning big, big, big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody has ever seen before,” Trump said of a potential 2024 Primary Saturday in Pennsylvania, spotlighting a favorable national poll. “There it is, Trump at 71%, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%.”


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


  • Jon

    November 6, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Charlie Crist and Val Demings support the following—
    *Both Support the liberal class curriculum for children. Critical Race Theory, who is a racist, LGBTQ, gender identity.
    *Biden’s Open borders policy (est 5 million have crossed to date) more tax for the middle class.
    *Both oppose Voter ID.
    *Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
    *Both opposed to the wall, (Demings voted against the wall.)
    *Supports Sanctuary cities.
    *Support convicts the right to vote from State & Federal Prisons.
    *School same sex restrooms, transgender locker rooms. (middle & high school.)
    *Both supports the liberal class room curriculum for children in critical race theory who is a racist, LGBTQ theory, gender identity.
    *Freeze on American oil production yet buying oil from other countries who pollute the environment?
    * Abortions with no restrictions.
    *Support Joe Biden policies to the letter.
    *Both support reparations from white American citizens.
    *De-fund the Police, Democrats.
    *Taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens including college, welfare, medical.
    *Both support early release, no bail releases.
    *Packing the USSC.
    *Ending the filibuster.
    *Both support Gun control.
    *Biden’s tax increases. Student Loan Forgiveness (CBO score 400 billion tax over 10 years) Inflation Recovery Act (CBO score 80 billion tax over 10 years.) There wasn’t inflation until the Biden took office.
    *Demings votes with Biden over 95% of the time.

    Val Demings campaign is financially supported by socialist George Soros. Some others Soros has funded are Raphal Warnock, Rep Ilhan Abdullahi Omar MN, Rep Rashida Tlaib MI, Rep Alexandra Ocasio- Cortez NY, and Beto O’Rourke. Soros has his sights set on Florida.


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  • Charlie Crist

    November 6, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Trump many frauds, thefts, rapes, and abominable lies. GOP party of crime, grifting, sedition, obstruction, and sabotage of government. GOP voters are neanderthals, terrorists, and shills for the super rich. Vote blue no matter who.

  • MAGA Forever

    November 6, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Little Ronnie better keep it in his pants if he knows what’s good for him. His low energy is no match for America’s President! He’s lucky he even won as governor by a few hundred votes, thanks to Trump.

    Even in his eighties, Trump make Ronnie look like someone who needs a nap.

    Trump 2024. Lake 2028. MAGA FOREVER!

    • MF2024

      November 6, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      We don’t need another 4 years of a president in Depends. DT had his 4 years and accomplished nothing even with a Republican congress. DeSantis is awesome!

  • Tom

    November 6, 2022 at 11:39 am

    No surprise with Gov Ron.
    If he runs for POTUS, it will be up hill but he can appeal to the call of a new generation of leadership. He has the ability to raise funds.

    His age, youngest Gov in country, with his contrast will play well vs Trump and greater advantage with Biden.

    It must be a insurgency campaign.
    Draw the hard contrasts to be successful.

    It can be waged with success.

    • Joe Corsin

      November 6, 2022 at 11:50 am

      New generation of shills for the billionaires, neo nazis, crooks, and conservative bombers? Grandchildren won’t have a pot to pizz in!

      • Impeach Biden

        November 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm

        You Dems brought this on yourself with this incompetent administration currently in charge. You have even motivated the suburban female cockroaches to vote, thanks to racist Sunny Hostin. Looking forward to the sad faces on MSNBC and CNN come Tuesday.🤣

        • Joe Corsin

          November 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm

          There is no incompetent administration dude. This is just something you far right clowns use to scapegoat others for what people like Trump do…but even that has flaws because the idiot did nothing but put on a stupid side show for other idiots.. embarrass the nation in front of the whole world.

          • Impeach Biden

            November 6, 2022 at 6:17 pm

            You run from forty year high inflation
            You run from record high fuel prices
            You run from the Southern Border
            You run from big city crime
            You run from Ukraine

            You better start running for high ground as the Red Tsunami is coming.

        • D Hall

          November 11, 2022 at 12:45 am

          Sad faces Tuesday ?? Yeah how’s that working out now numpty ?? Trump wetting his pants and squealing like a stuck pig with DeSantis leaving him choking on dust 🤣🤣

  • John Barron

    November 6, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Fake polls! Trump decides, DeSanctimonious obeys!

  • Yrral

    November 6, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Keep Trump and Desantis both in Florida,and hurricane,made only for Florida, Tropical Storm Nicole center circulation will be over Miami and Ft Myers Wednesday,and over the whole state of Florida Wednesday through Friday , because she just love Florida,as she just churns her waves in the air ,with no care, if you are vote today in early voting,if you can

  • Tom

    November 7, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Totally Neanderthal thinking Joey.
    There is no “incompetent” Adm. Right.
    This is the most incompetent in 50 yrs.
    Nice going Joey lap dog.

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