Ron DeSantis talks 2024 polling during interview in Governor’s Office
Is Ron DeSantis siding with the Saudis against Joe Biden?

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'We beat Biden in places like Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis broke with tradition Friday, discussing 2024 presidential race polling in the Capitol.

During an interview in the Governor’s Office with Newsmax, the Florida Governor said that polling had to be taken with a “grain of salt,” but was not shy about discussing political surveys during the workday in a state building.

“I take the polling with a grain of salt this early. But what they show consistently in the swing states is that we beat Biden in places like Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada. These are places where you need to win to be able to win the Electoral College,” DeSantis said.

The New York Post reported last month on polling from WPA Intelligence via the Never Back Down PAC that DeSantis was leading Biden “in five of six likely 2024 battleground states — Arizona (48%-42%), Michigan (45%-43%), Nevada (44%-41%), North Carolina (44%-41%) and Pennsylvania (45%-42%).”

The polling memo asserted that “based on current polling, DeSantis would defeat Biden and win the White House with at least 286 Electoral College votes, or 296 if he carried the toss-up state of Wisconsin.”

The New York Post also reported on Public Opinion Strategies polls in Arizona and Pennsylvania that told the same story. They polled 500 registered voters in each state.

DeSantis explained why the polls were going his way.

“I think what it says is the country looks at Biden, they see somebody that’s failed. They think the country is going in the wrong direction, which I do too and they would like a path forward that can put us in a new direction. And so I think that somebody like me in Florida that’s had success kind of fits that bill, but there’s a lot of real estate left to go.”

The interview happened just hours after legislators received a pledge card from DeSantis’ super PAC, yet another conflation of the people’s space and his political operation on the last day of the 2023 Legislative Session.

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


  • Dont Say FLA

    May 6, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Vote for Rhon DasPanties, the man who will bOLDLY take on the trans drag queens, but not do one flarking thing about children (or anyone else) being shot to death in Florida on a daily basis.

    • Joe

      May 6, 2023 at 9:13 am

      Oh look another anti american jew. Of course you want to save the children from guns so you can sexually abuse them.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 6, 2023 at 9:29 am

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        • Joe

          May 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm

          As a Florida Republican I am by definition a groomer and pervert.

  • Joe

    May 6, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Will never vote for desantis who supports the jew led operation of the genocide of white christians and by law allows the jews to prosecute anyone who mentions this fact.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 6, 2023 at 9:32 am

      Joe you had some folks on board with your first five words but then you lost your entire audience on all sides with your paranoid tropes and replacement nonsense. If you truly believe the tropes and you want to act to remedy them, just stick with “Will never votes for desantis” and keep your reason to yourself. If you want to remedy replacement, find a woman willing to have babies with you and then do exactly that. Just make sure she is WILLING. We all know what Rhonda’s 6 week rule is about – it’s about white men raping white women and the white women being forced to have the baby in order to mitigate this supposed “replacement.”

    • Bert Stimson

      May 6, 2023 at 7:28 pm

      Euthanize yourself, Joe,

  • corruption and abuse of power in Florida

    May 6, 2023 at 9:25 am

    it’s time to abolish the electoral college and go with the populace vote. of course the GOP wouldn’t agree to that because they would never get elected to office.

  • Liberal Lunatic

    May 6, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Thank God you people are in the minority in the state of Florida. Kind of early to be drinking and hitting the crack pipe don’t ya think? Say hi to Andrew Gillum if he is smoking with y’all.😜

    • Elliott Offen

      May 6, 2023 at 9:47 am

      Yeah big minority 🤡 DeSantis only won over Gillum by a small margin the first time. The second time, people just didn’t like Charlie Crist that much. And you, the GOP doesn’t even like people like you anymore. Terrorist supporters, trailer park Trump sub-apes, dumb dumb trolls etc… Alex Jones meth heads and Mike Lindell crackheads.

      • Liberal Lunatic

        May 6, 2023 at 12:55 pm

        Elliott, I can drop lots of idiot Democrat names as well. How about the squad lead by AOC. According to her the planet will end in less than eight years now. How about the CIC and his incompetent, giggling VP? She literally “blew” herself to the top. Right Willy? Of course there is Fetterman, Lori Lightfoot, and the mayor’s of Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, New Orleans, DC, Atlanta. I could go on for days but you knuckleheads will continue to vote for these imbeciles. Liz Warren and Hank “Guam is tipping” Johnson say hi. Oh brother.

        • Elliott Offen

          May 6, 2023 at 1:50 pm

          Trump is the biggest imbecile ever to enter politics. Let’s hear something about him while you are at it. You need medication and inpatient psychiatric treatment.

    • JD

      May 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      While registered Democrat voters are in the minority is true, that’s fairly recent and the Republican edge is 430K. It’s the 2.6M registered NPA’s and independents that decide the popular votes.

      While they may back some efforts of the conservatives, if their pocket books are hit too much (i.e. Insurance, rent, gas, etc), they will turn on the Republicans.

    • Bert Stimson

      May 6, 2023 at 7:27 pm

      LL, say hi to Randy Fine if he’s hiding in the closet with you!

  • Bert Stimson

    May 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Oh Tiny D, you’ve never beaten anyone but Gillum and Crist in your old white folks paradise of Florida…. Your phony schtick will never play in a US general election.

  • DeSantis DeSucks

    May 8, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    You concentrated a bunch of retar…i mean republicans in an already red state. Great strategy for a presidential election LOL.

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