Ron DeSantis edges Joe Biden in 2024 Georgia hypothetical
Is Ron DeSantis siding with the Saudis against Joe Biden?

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Trump was behind Biden in the same poll.

Peach State voters prefer Gov. Ron DeSantis to President Joe Biden, according to a fresh Emerson College poll of very likely Georgia voters, conducted Nov. 28-30.

DeSantis held a 4-point advantage over Biden, 47% to 43%, with 6% wanting another candidate and 4% undecided.

In edging out Biden, DeSantis is doing what former President Donald Trump couldn’t in the same poll. Biden actually has an edge over Trump at 43% to 42%, with 11% wanting another option and 2% undecided.

Independent voters are a key reason for the performance difference. Biden holds a 6-point lead over Trump, with 20% of independents wanting another option. But DeSantis leads Biden by 3 points, and just 8% of independent voters want someone else.

DeSantis’ marginally better performance than Trump’s spans both genders. Trump trailed Biden by 7 points among female voters, while DeSantis was only 2 points down with the same cohort. And while Trump led by 8 with male voters over Biden, DeSantis’ 11-point edge was even more impressive.

DeSantis has seen strength in a number of Georgia polls that tracked a potential head-to-head contest between Trump and him in a hypothetical 2024 Primary, showing a history of strength compared to the former President in the neighboring state.

A pre-Election Georgia poll pitting Trump against DeSantis shows the Florida Governor ahead 52% to 36%. Echelon Insights conducted that poll between Oct. 31 and Nov.  2, and the results comport with other Georgia polling this cycle showing DeSantis getting the duke in the Peach State over Trump.

DeSantis has not been especially active in Georgia politics, in contrast to Trump, who was an early champion of Senate nominee Herschel Walker. But he did have a line before the November election warning against electing a recurrent Democratic candidate.

“If Stacey Abrams is elected Governor of Georgia, I just want to be honest, that will be a cold war between Florida and Georgia,” DeSantis said at a press conference back in the spring. “I can’t have (former Cuban leader Raúl) Castro to my south and Abrams to my north, that would be a disaster. So I hope you guys take care of that and we’ll end up in good shape.”

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


22 comments

  • PeterH

    December 1, 2022 at 4:12 pm

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  • Donald J Trump

    December 1, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    You pukes better not even think about choosing Ron DeSanctimonious over me. I’ll burn you all and annihilate DeSanctimonious if you even play with me like that. I know who you are!

  • Elliott Offen

    December 1, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    He’s not center right you unwashed, unwiped, uncouth, uncivilized derelict. You’re a gd liar and trying to obscure the fact that “national conservatism” is American Naziism in disguise. They’re a bunch of obstuctionists and saboteurs of government.

  • Brass Biscuit

    December 1, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Some Floridians are favorably impressed by Mr. DeSantis’ proud culture warring, but the unintentionally hilarious chasing of straw men won’t play outside of the peninsula. DeSantis as potus? Ridiculous.

    • Ocean Joe

      December 1, 2022 at 6:09 pm

      It’s the US, and folks in central Pennsylvania, most of Ohio, out west, and especially the Deep South love that kind of crap. Especially when it involves bullying minorities.

      In the meantime, taking a page from Jeb! who idiotically lost $350,000,000 in Florida state pension funds by investing in Enron (because the Texan Bushes told him to), Desantis is now playing games with state funds again regarding Blackrock. Business should be business.

      • Elliott Offen

        December 1, 2022 at 6:37 pm

        @Ocean: We could have high speed rail here if it wasn’t for super crook Rick Scott. He zips around everywhere on his jet while everyone else below rides around in shtty cars confined to their designated areas in Florida. He must have it this way.

        • Elliott Offen

          December 1, 2022 at 8:14 pm

          You’re a “Florida Man” alright. Unwashed, uneducated, unwiped ass. You need serious help buddy. Can’t afford it? Maybe Rick Scott will NOT help you because he needs people stupid enough to vote for him. Ever think about it like that?

  • Joe Corsin

    December 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Double post crack head. Not competent enough to post on the internet, sure not competent enough to vote.

    • Elliott Offen

      December 1, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      No YOU just triple posted the same damn thing you imbecile. Not me. You don’t have the sense that God gave an ape and seem to be drunk or on some kind of dope.

  • Elliott Offen

    December 1, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Triple post meth head. Not competent enough to work a device or post on the internet, not competent enough to vote. Seek help!

    • Elliott Offen

      December 1, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      There you go double posting gibberish and unintelligible nonsense again. You need medication, treatment, and a smack. You need the Rubio canvasser treatment.

      • Elliott Offen

        December 1, 2022 at 9:31 pm

        Yet another DOUBLE DOUBLE POST!!! Never seen such incompetence from one idiot. Seek help for Christ sakes. Do it for your family and community if you don’t care about yourself. You need a boot to the azz is what you need.

    • Elliott Offen

      December 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

      Legendary imbecile, intellectually disabled clown, warped crack head. You need someone to put a golf tee in your ear and play golf off the side of your fat, crack head.

  • Elliott Offen

    December 1, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I’m gonna split your nuts off the side of your face if I ever get my hands on you right. Yeah boot your nuts from your head round to the back of your azz you nitwit. Give you ten slaps to the face one right after the other.

  • Elliott Offen

    December 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Yet ANOTHER double post revealing your incompetence and intellectual disability. You need serious help with your mental problems. You shouldn’t be allowed to vote due to the incompetency issues. Shouldn’t be allowed to have guns either. You’ve lost it.

  • Joe Corsin

    December 1, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Look what you’ve done Tom. Just look at yourself and look what you’ve gd done this time. Look what you’ve caused.

  • Tom

    December 2, 2022 at 8:11 am

    The Legend!

    • Joe Corsin

      December 2, 2022 at 6:32 pm

      I oughta split your nuts off the side of your face. Yeah boot your nuts from your head round the back of your ass.

  • Tom

    December 2, 2022 at 8:11 am

    The Legend!

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