Donald Trump cites poll lead, tells Ron DeSantis to ‘think about the future’

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'I'm leading DeSanctimonious by a lot, by 40 points or 45 points.'

Former President Donald Trump touched on a number of subjects during his CNN Town Hall, and Ron DeSantis was among them.

Talking to a supportive crowd at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, Trump referenced his poll lead over the Florida Governor toward the end of his remarks.

“I’m leading DeSanctimonious by a lot, by 40 points or 45 points. I think he ought to just relax and take it easy and think about the future because right now his future is not looking so good,” Trump said.

Two recent national polls show that kind of lead.

A survey of 436 likely GOP Primary voters conducted April 24-27 by McLaughlin and Associates shows DeSantis mustering just 16% in a crowded field. An Emerson College poll in the field in April also has DeSantis 46 points behind Trump, with Trump drawing 62%.

Also, New Hampshire polling has gone the former President’s way.

A recent New Hampshire poll from J.L. Partners shows the former President nearly tripling DeSantis’ vote share, 51% to 18%.

Trump is up by 20 points over DeSantis in the most recent Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

A poll from the St. Anselm College Survey Center pegs the former President at 42% support, 13 points ahead of DeSantis.

A March poll from Emerson College found Trump taking 58% support, with DeSantis in a distant second place with 17%.

DeSantis’ political operation is making its feelings known. The Never Back Down PAC said it was “stunning to see Donald Trump transform into a made-for-CNN candidate, desperately seeking a national town hall, the most elite of elite forums.”

The Governor himself was somewhat more oblique in Jacksonville Wednesday, not commenting when asked about Trump.

“I may have something to say about the overall landscape for ’24 but stay tuned on that,” DeSantis teased.

After the event, Never Back Down offered a tweet that addressed the town hall, none of which had to do with the polls of the 2024 race.

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


  • Impeach Biden

    May 10, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    The state run media is controlling the election with these bogus polls. They know Trump can’t beat Biden but DeSantis or anyone elese can beat that feeble old man.

    • Elliott Offen

      May 10, 2023 at 10:37 pm

      Nobody can beat Dark Brandon
      All you seditious apes should be shot.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 11, 2023 at 9:45 am

      Whyte on Whyte shooting rate is highest ever, and it’s because of the dumb ole MAGAs falling for lines from the ruling class about how other poors are the enemy of the MAGA poors. Dear MAGAs, hint, it’s the CEO types that ruined your job and your life. It’s the boards of directors always demanding short term profits at every quarterly report, having no patience for higher gains in the long term. The result? Cost cutting, meaning among other things hiring the lowest wage workers possible (aka illegal immigrants) while sourcing materials at the lowest cost possible (China) and externalizing costs such as unmatched 401ks instead of pensions, Aetna instead of BlueCross, you paying for your own so-called company provided health insurance and the health insurance provider kicks back some of your premium dollars to your employer because, in that respect, your health insurance, your employer is really just a deregulated health insurance marketer), pay for your own parking, your own uniform, etc etc etc

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 11, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Good morning “Impeach”
    Good knowing stuff my man – thats exactly whats happening and all the dook 4 brains lefties just march along over the cliff of doom happily together.
    I can provide a bit more information about how and why this election is going down the way it is. The media is assisting in getting a Republican elected because they know the gigs up. The left has taken their arrogant economey crashing schemes too far to sustain another leftist administration. Thats right our Great Nation is going to be saved by the media because they dont want to be under Chinise control.
    At the correct time we will have Trump gracefully bow out, endorse Desantis, and just like that…BOOM…a 2024 Republican sweep and save of our Great Nation.
    Thank you again Impeach,
    Earl Pitts “Man behind the curtian” American

    • Elliott Offen

      May 11, 2023 at 7:26 am

      👆”Chinise” and (Hurricane Ian) “tropical 2 ocean tornado”🤡
      Suprised this animal can even feed himself. Brain is the size of a mosquitoes brain and whoever got the individual to this point is guilty of a crime.

      • Earl Pitts American

        May 11, 2023 at 9:28 am

        Thank you my faithfull loyal contraian posting employee Smelliott. You are pure genious with your wacky leftist parody followups to my, Earl Pitts Ameican’s, Sweet Swert posting. Everything you post is cleverly designed to make me, Earl Pitts American look great and genuine.
        I am so impressed you are using spelling errors Smelliott. Pointing out spelling errors is one of the few things dook 4 brains lefties have to feel superior over normal people with. Remember that little 4 eyes nerd “Little Tommy MC’Poopoopants” from our 10th grade English class Smelliott? HA HA “Little Tommy MC’Poopoopants” was always smuggly pointing out others spelling errors and swelling with “Total Nerdly Pride”.
        Thanks again My Man Smelliott
        Earl Pitts American

        • Elliott Offen

          May 11, 2023 at 12:15 pm

          Seek help for your mental disorder you sad sack.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 11, 2023 at 8:48 am

    Rhonda thought about the future and had his GOP Supermajority change Florida state law from “Resign to Run” to “Resign to Run Except Rhon DasPanties” because he knows he will lose bigly, not even making it thru the GOP primary, not even if Trump is in that Atlanta jail cell, half eaten to death by bed bugs. Trump will still mop the floor with Rhonda, and sugary stupid Fleur D’uh will be stuck with Rhonda until the end of his term or until the Supermajority GOP again changes the law so Rhonda can be Governor again after he shouldn’t be Governor anymore, again. Rhon DasPanties changed the rules in Florida to remain Governor same as Trump tried changing the rules to remain President. An authoritarian isn’t like any box of chocolates. With authoritarians, you always know what you’re going to get, and that is “scr3wed.”

  • PeterH

    May 11, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Neither Trump nor DeSantis will ever sit in the Oval Office.

    Americans will look at the DeSantis instituted abortion policies, book burnings, unconstitutional interference in businesses and SAY NO THANKS …… WE DON’T WANT WHAT DESANTIS HAS IMPOSED.

  • MH/Duuuval

    May 11, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Some of us are ready for the rumble to begin, but first the contenders have to jaw at each other for a bit. Then, the public can see the two of them mud wrasslin’.

    Or, perhaps, one of them will break and run for cover, which should bring Dana Carvey out of retirement in his nun garb.

  • Teter

    May 12, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Trump DeSantis 2024 or Trump and a Latino 2024

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