‘Mild improvement’ for Ron DeSantis after all-time low in Morning Consult poll
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The Governor has gained a few points and is enjoying increased 'buzz.'

With Gov. Ron DeSantis set to launch his 2024 campaign, the new Morning Consult poll has some good news.

The Governor has bounced back from his record low 16% with the survey’s likely voters in the 2024 GOP Primaries.

“DeSantis trails Donald Trump by 38 percentage points (20% to 58%) among potential GOP Primary voters, a mild improvement from a 44-point deficit clocked in Morning Consult surveys conducted in mid-May,” the polling memo notes.

“Nearly 7 in 10 (67%) potential Primary voters have heard something about DeSantis over the past week, marking his highest level of buzz since tracking began in late November.”

Assuming Trump can’t run for whatever reason, DeSantis is still far and away the top “second choice,” despite the ongoing battle between the top two names in the field. The Florida Governor’s 48% support tops the 14% Mike Pence holds, as well as Vivek Ramaswamy’s 7%.

The survey was in the field from May 19-21, 2023. It sampled 3,526 potential Republican Primary voters, and the unweighted margin of error of the poll +/-2 percentage points.

The Morning Consult poll is slightly below the current Race to the White House average of polls, which shows Trump leading 54% to 21%. In terms of delegates, Trump leads 1,802 to 583 if the race stays crowded with candidates, and 1,616 to 838 if only two candidates remain after the Nevada Primary.

The FiveThirtyEight average of polls also shows that Trump leads DeSantis 54% to 21% on average, with former Vice President Mike Pence at 6% and former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley at 4%.

The RealClearPolitics (RCP) polling average pegs DeSantis at 19% support in the 2024 Republican Primary field, with Trump nearly tripling the Governor with 56% support.

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


  • Crazy Casey Channel 0 News

    May 23, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Ohhhh Casey must be losing their mind at the endless, legitimate and relevant criticisms…

    Recruiting violent cops into Florida? ✅

    No homeowners insurance available? ✅

    No affordable rentals for a working person? ✅

    FIU bridge collapsed after installation? ✅

    Condos toppled in the night? ✅

    • David Pakman

      May 23, 2023 at 9:34 am

      He pulled her off of a float at Brazilian Carnivale, put some clothes on her, and off the the USA she went. Same with Melania accept there was money changing hands.. and different country.. Russia.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 23, 2023 at 10:14 am

      We’ll likely be seeing more and more of the needle tracks and/or tiny hand shaped bruise hiding gloves to the elbows on Mrs Rhonda

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 23, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Rhonda got a little bump from his announcement? Good for Rhonda. What will they do when their polling goes back down next week and the week after and the week after and so on and so on forever and ever amen? Rhonda says “Never Back Down.” His polls were down, they went up. If they go back down, he’s obviously a fraud and needs to bow out for going back down despite Never Back Down Unless It’s About Controlling The Contents of Your Own Uterus. Polling is not a Uterus, Ron. If your numbers go back down, if you’re legit, you have to quit.

  • The buzz is from Mrs Rhondas Bedroom

    May 23, 2023 at 10:54 am

    The buzz around Rhonda is coming from Mrs Rhonda’s bedroom. bzzz bzzz bzzzz. bzzz bzzz bzzzz. bzzz bzzzz bzzzz. We all know Rhonda can’t keep her happy. bzzz bzzzz bzzzz. That’s why they are both so miserable. But at least Mrs Rhonda has an outlet. A USB outlet. On her nightstand. bzzz bzzzz bzzzz.

  • What a creepy picture

    May 23, 2023 at 10:58 am

    This picture of Rhonda towering over somebody he finally found that he could actually tower over? What up? Are his knees busted? Rusted? Rhonda can’t crouch down to talk to a child face to face as humans do? Or is Rhonda just picking up on whoever that dude behind him is? What happened to Rhonda’s Never Bend Over, anyways? He is clearly bending over is this picture. I would figure it was AI generated, but AI is too smart for Rhonda.

  • Ron crazy

    May 23, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    This guy looks like he beats his own kids like they were inmates at gitmo.

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