‘Nobody wants Kamala’: Ron DeSantis continues Kamala Harris attacks
Kamala Harris continues to scratch out a lead over Ron DeSantis in a hypothetical matchup.

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The Governor continues to say the VP is impeachment insurance.

The closing day of campaigning is just another day for Gov. Ron DeSantis when it comes to attacking Vice President Kamala Harris and what he called the “dumb decision” to put her on the 2020 ticket

“No matter how bad old Joe is, nobody wants Kamala! Nobody wants Kamala,” an exuberant DeSantis told a crowd in Palm Beach County Monday, the latest example of how critiques of the VP are an enduring part of his pitch right until the end of the campaign.

DeSantis predicted Monday that “regime media would start knifing” President Joe Biden after Tuesday’s election result.

“They’re going to turn on him,” he said. “Now they view him as a liability. They’re going to do whatever they can to try to push him off the stage.”

DeSantis predicted stories about whether Biden is “mentally fit” to be President Monday, as he continued an ongoing critique revisited in recent days.

Sunday DeSantis called Harris a “terrible, terrible selection” at a stop, as he again called the VP the “best insurance” against impeachment for President Joe Biden.

The “insurance” motif has surfaced before. Earlier this year, DeSantis called Harris “impeachment insurance” during a Fox News hit.

“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 told Laura Ingraham.

Despite DeSantis’ derision toward Harris, polls consistently show her marginally more popular than DeSantis, were the two to face off in the 2024 General Election atop their parties’ tickets.

The October Harvard/Harris Poll shows a slight Harris lead yet again in terms of national popular vote in that election. Harris would secure 41% support, DeSantis 39%, with 20% unsure of whom they would support.

DeSantis performs notably worse against Harris than former President Donald Trump, who draws 49% support against just 38% for Harris. October was the latest in a series of months where the Vice President edged out the Governor.

In September’s survey from the same pollster, Harris drew 41% support, with DeSantis commanding 38% backing, and a remaining 21% of respondents unsure.

Harvard/Harris Poll from May showed 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, had DeSantis 1 point ahead of Harris, with 40% support and just 39% for the Vice 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


20 comments

  • tom palmer

    November 7, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Gov. DeSantis is a thin-skinned child. He has been a disappointment to many of us. He could have been a better governor if he had grown with the job rather than otherwise.

    • Jacqueline Turner

      November 7, 2022 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks Tom

  • marylou

    November 7, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    What is it that deSantis is trying to distract our attention from?? Could it be the revelations of Ron’s year teaching at Darlington School?

    His former students have a lot to say about Ron’s inappropriate behavior— in and out of the classroom. Partying with beer-drinking underage students! Racism! Indoctrination with Ron’s radical personal beliefs! Inaccurate history! Cruel disgusting joke on student! Is this what’s behind your obsession with grooming, Ronnie??

    • Jacqueline Turner

      November 7, 2022 at 4:28 pm

      You nailed it.

    • Nicole Lynn

      November 16, 2022 at 6:49 am

      You are not a normal voter? You are crazy if you believe this article of bullshit polls! No one wants Kamala! She will never be president! Her hyena laughing self can crawl on back to California in 2024 because she has been a horrible VP and every American knows it! So please take a seat and stop talking for Americans. Desantis 2024!

  • Joe Corsin

    November 7, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Yet amidst Trump crime spree the man was and is still silent. This is why none of his remarks can be taken seriously. Clean up the mess in your own party and then talk. Don’t wait around for blue voters to do it for you at the ballot box.

    • Jacqueline Turner

      November 7, 2022 at 4:30 pm

      Preach Joe Preach. You got it right.

  • Tom

    November 7, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    LMAO. Jacqueline how demented are you.
    Mary hooch, Joey moron, Palmer, such fools.
    Memo Gillium lost. Second memo, Gov wins bigly. You 5% haters have been hating for 4 yrs.
    Get over it. America’s Gov.

    As for Kamala, she is a embarrassment. She had no credibility. Total joke, no substance.
    Just dumb! Former California speakers girl, a box of rocks. She’s been appointed to two offices. Gov is right!

    Enjoy!

    • Charlie Crist

      November 7, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      👆 Gonna get a kung fu jujitsu spin kick to the balls regardless of who wins the election. Whole bar will beat him eventually.

      • Tom

        November 8, 2022 at 2:10 pm

        Every body was kung fu fighting. Joeys kicks were not as fast lighting.

        Macho macho man, I Joey want to be a macho man. LMAO.

        You are pathetic!

  • Samantha

    November 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    We all catered toward the r the red now when we see red yellow and green what do we do when we see blue what are we respect when we see purple what high honor do we see but the Purple Heart the blue is the police officers people in uniform the red is stop I’m a young 67 I’ve always claimed independent I’m not being coloring book tomorrow this is hardcore this is the rest of my life this decision that goes down tomorrow I hope we the seniors stand up because the children are finally getting up and voting our youth is their life it’s our retirement what’s retirement look at the confusion with the insurance I don’t know about you and God We Trust In God We Trust it’s on our money be safe God bless your footsteps shake your neighbor help your neighbor

  • Impeach Biden

    November 7, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    No one wants Kamala. I heard Willie would take her back. Says she lots of fun and could take the chrome off a trailer hitch.🤣

    • Charlie Crist

      November 8, 2022 at 7:12 am

      👆Misogynistic orange Hitler supporter…also racist.

  • David in Shoreline

    November 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Honestly I’d pay to see Kamala Harris debate Governor DeSantis. It would be blood sport. She is the dumbest female politician I can recall over the past 30 years.

    • Joe Corsin

      November 8, 2022 at 7:14 am

      You would leave out Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. You people are on too much chipmunk oil.. stupid oil.

  • Marconi

    November 8, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Everything Desantis says is true. However, the dems cannot handle the truth. They simply attempt to deflect the issue.

    • marylou

      November 8, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      Desantis wants your attention on Harris (as if what’s she’s up to matters a lot the day before the election!) because Ron’s former students just exposed RON’S INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Maybe you’ve heard him talk about that year??

      Ron’s teaching experience is exactly what Ron accuses Florida teachers of! Explains Ron’s grooming obsession. Notice how every time Ron gets onto the topic of sex, he starts talking about little children??

      Google grooming
      Google Desantis students

  • Tom

    November 8, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Mary hooch, you need some desperate grooming! Desperately seeking Mary.
    Hang in there. Your fixation with Gov is fantasy.

  • Dave

    November 9, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Harris is the dumbest VP in the history of the US. She is completely ignorant of all history of the US and is completely out of touch with reality. She really is dumber than a box of rocks. Americans are idiots to put sleepy Joe or this idiot in charge of anything. SMH.

  • Nicole lynn

    November 16, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Desantis 2024! Second no one in America wants Kamala for president! Ron Desantis said everything TRUE! Kamala is Bidens 25th amendment insurance! Lol Desantis won Florida by ALOT! And he will win America by even more! Americans are sick of progressive liberals crap we want our finances back and our country back so here is to looking at 2024 and Desantis making America come First again!

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