Ron DeSantis a distant second in 2024 poll of Kansas Republicans
Did Donald Trump's endorsement keep Ron DeSantis from dropping out of the Governor's race?

Trump has a 13-point lead, nearly doubling DeSantis' 17%.

Yet another single-state survey shows Gov. Ron DeSantis with ground to make up, should he run for President in 2024.

A poll from Remington Research, covered by the Topeka Capital-Journal, shows the Florida Governor a distant second in a Kansas poll, bleeding support not just to former President Donald Trump but to potential favorite son candidate Mike Pompeo.

Trump drew 30% support, nearly doubling DeSantis’ 17%. A full 19% of voters were undecided. The poll showed a three-way tie for third, with Pompeo, former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley, and former Vice President Mike Pence all drawing 9% backing.

Of the three third-place finishers, only Haley is officially in the race. Pompeo and Pence are still mulling a formal run, as is DeSantis.

Head-to-head polling likewise trended toward Trump in Kansas, with Pompeo outperforming DeSantis against the former President. Trump led Pompeo 39% to 36%, and he led DeSantis 41% to 33%.

National polling has shown Trump well ahead of a crowded field in most instances, with occasional surveys showing DeSantis prevailing in a head-to-head matchup with the former President. The more granular and recent statewide polling reflects a wider field, which does not seem to be to DeSantis’ advantage, with a strategy seemingly predicated on being the alternative to Trump should he run.

The Kansas poll is the second recent survey to find DeSantis in trouble when potential home-state candidates are factored into single-state polls.

A Neighborhood Research and Media poll of South Carolina Republicans conducted earlier this month after it was clear Haley was running showed the former President with a double-digit lead.

DeSantis’ 22% was closer to Haley’s 16.4% than to Trump’s 35%, an indication DeSantis and Haley are splitting the anti-Trump constituency. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and former Vice President Pence each had less than 2% support, with 24% of the 300 likely Republican voters polled undecided.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Mac Wiseman

    February 22, 2023 at 9:06 am

    The left has failed so miserably in each and every measurable parameter that America clearly sees only Trump can clean up the left’s stinking mess.
    So yes lefties you are so lame that you have brought four more years of your big orange boogie man upon yourselves.
    Desantis will be POTUS after Trump cleans up you lefties stinking mess.
    ps: waiting for Smelliot Offen to troll my genious for yet a 3rd time by another pea brain child like fake comment posted under my name. I’m honered Smelliot and you are taking my ratings and fanbase to stellar levels. Thanks Smelliot!

    • gloriajame

      February 22, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      I’m grateful to Google for approving these rules, and as a result, I now have the duty to pay and distribute the funds to everyone on Sunday. It’s astonishing that Google pays a good paycheck from home of $6,850 per week given that I was let off a year ago in a bad economy.
      This is where I started———————————>>>


    February 22, 2023 at 11:05 am

    DeSantis is a HARDCORE LEFTIST, and you’ll all see that as soon as he becomes President.

    Trump MUST run as a Third Party candidate if Ron “Meatball” DeSanctimonious runs too.

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