Ron DeSantis narrowly leads Kamala Harris in hypothetical 2024 matchup

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'America's Governor' is competitive with Biden in this, other polls.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has reversed a polling trend months in the making, marking the latest sign of his political viability.

After months of trailing Vice President Kamala Harris in surveys of a hypothetical Presidential Election contest, DeSantis turned the tables in the November Harvard/Harris Poll.

DeSantis was the choice of 42% of those surveyed, with Harris taking 39%, and another 19% undecided. This reverses the result of previous versions of the poll consistently showing 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 showed a slight Harris lead in terms of national popular vote in that election. Harris would secure 41% support, DeSantis 39%, with 20% unsure of whom they would support.

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.

DeSantis worked Harris into his closing pitch during his re-election campaign earlier this month, as part of what has been a constant stream of derision from the Governor toward the VP as “impeachment insurance.”

“No matter how bad old Joe (Biden) is, nobody wants Kamala! Nobody wants Kamala,” an exuberant DeSantis told a crowd in Palm Beach County.

After a lull in testing DeSantis vs. Biden, that has become an increasingly live survey question in the wake of the Governor’s re-election and a series of bad news cycles for former President Donald Trump.

Harvard/Harris hadn’t consistently tracked the question of how DeSantis would do against Biden, but they did so in November’s polling, and DeSantis and Biden each took 43% support, with 13% undecided.

New polling from Emerson College shows Biden up 4 points, 43% to 39%. An Echelon Insights poll shows DeSantis up 45% to 42% over Biden, while a Greenberg Research poll shows a 4-point lead for the Governor.

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


10 comments

  • Richard Bruce

    November 28, 2022 at 10:08 am

    A poll created to generate news furthering financial interest in creating more polls. Raw data are not included in report. Numbers and conclusions are pure nonsense.

  • Tom

    November 28, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Richard, click on them to review data.

    The bottom line here is that Gov Ron is the dominant force now in national politics, both sides of aisle.

    He commands the center right, ex potus 45 is fading. Gov Ron will outline his vision, doctrines from Reagan to Trump. In his words and vision.
    With the Florida legislature next year, he will get some key initiatives passed, outlining his vision for state and America!

    His ability to take lead or run even with Biden, Harris will scare craps out of Dems. Newsom is scared of him, others Dems will fold.

    This is similar to Reagan in 80. He clearly was perceived as the right choice but peeps had questions. He answered them with landslide.

    America’s Gov is the right stuff. Harrus is incompetent and Biden is a ok’d geezer who will be 82 in 2 years.

    DeSantis’s JFK appeal for a new generation plays perfectly, with “Viga” like JFK would say.
    DeSantis is a great example of dedication and service. His every common guy appeal is powerful. The young family, very appealing.!

    Independents, soft Dems, women-moms, Hispanics, and others like him.

    Long road and way to go, its there if he wants to,
    The time is now, not in 6 yrs.

    Do for America what he’s done for Florida.

    • Bill

      November 30, 2022 at 3:06 pm

      You might be getting a wee bit ahead of yourself there Christina.

  • Republicans are corrupt

    November 28, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    More like mythical. DeSantis will get crushed nationwide. Especially when the January 6 report comes out and his ties to Trump and his ties to fascism he’s done.

    • Republicans are corrupt

      November 28, 2022 at 5:19 pm

      THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN on Trump and Desantis. I know I said the same about Russiagate and Trump’s impeachments and they both led to nothing but I REALLY mean it this time guys! BELIEVE ME! I know polls have shown that majority of Americans don’t care about January 6th and nobody watched the hearings but just you WATCH! This will be the end of Trump, Desantis, and the MAGA movement. I’ll be so happy, I knew sacrificing all meaningful relationships in my life to obsess over politics on the internet would pay off one day.

      • Tom

        November 28, 2022 at 10:31 pm

        Likely Joe Corsin as your lies are insulting and dishonest fake moniker, u have no Kahones.

        Stop you S.O.B., DeSantis did not support Jan 6, he is on record denouncing Jan 6, twice. You need to stop the lies. Your lies are pathetic. Even politifact documented it.

        America’s Gov is the best!

    • Tom

      November 29, 2022 at 5:54 am

      DeSantis is clean as a whistle, stop the lie. Politifact even said so,

    • Tom

      November 29, 2022 at 6:01 am

      There is no DeSantis connection to Jan 6. These desperation tactics, lies are appalling. Stop the stupid, politifact has stated that he twice denounced the activities that day.

      Fake monikers in the name of lies will not work. You are a liar and deceitful.

      DeSantis is the new wave leader. He is recognized now as the one public official In the country with his 60% landslide who can bring the USA together.

      He dominates the political landscape.

    • Tom

      November 29, 2022 at 6:01 am

      There is no DeSantis connection to Jan 6. These desperation tactics, lies are appalling. Stop the stupid, politifact has stated that he twice denounced the activities that day.

      Fake monikers in the name of lies will not work. You are a liar and deceitful.

      DeSantis is the new wave leader. He is recognized now as the one public official In the country with his 60% landslide who can bring the USA together.

      He dominates the political landscape.

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