Ron DeSantis at 13% in national GOP poll
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On the day of his campaign launch, the Governor hits a new low.

On the day he is launching his presidential campaign, new polling suggests that the only way is up for Ron DeSantis.

A survey from Clarity Campaign Labs shows the Florida Governor with just 13% support in the GOP Primary field.

DeSantis is 56 points behind Donald Trump, who has 69% support. Meanwhile, former Vice President Mike Pence is in third place, with 6%. Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley round out the top five, with 4% and 3%, respectively.

The poll was in the field from May 8 to May 14, and represents the worst performance by DeSantis in any 2024 polling, yet again showing DeSantis mired in the teens.

A  Reuters/Ipsos survey conducted from May 9 through May 15 showed Trump ahead of DeSantis, 49% to 19%.

A survey from I&I/Tipp Insights shows DeSantis behind Trump, 55% to 17%. In April, the spread was a more modest 47% to 23%.

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, with Trump drawing 52% support.

An Emerson College poll in the field in late April had DeSantis 46 points behind Trump, with DeSantis also pulling in 16%.

These polls diverge from the FiveThirtyEight average of polls, which shows a Trump trend in aggregate. The former President leads DeSantis 54% to 21% on average.

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.

The current Race to the White House average of polls 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.

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


  • Michael K

    May 24, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Wow – 13%. It cost Florida a hurricane of division and destruction and all he gets is a measly 13%. Perhaps the only way he will truly rise is if he straps himself to one of Elon’s rockets.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 24, 2023 at 7:54 pm

      He tried that today. Predictably, it exploded.

  • Michael K

    May 24, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Frank Bruni summed it up in NYT:

    “From his style of hair to his dearth of flair, from his emotional remove to his fugitive groove, there’s something jarringly anti-modern about the Florida governor. He’s more T-Bird than Tesla, though even that’s too generous, as he’s also more sedan than coupe.”

  • Peggy

    May 24, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    His campaign is DOA.

    He might have had a shot if he remained a moderate, but in 2020 he lost his mind and stopped being the Governor for half the people here, and only cared about what his base of idiotic glue eating bigots thought of him.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 25, 2023 at 8:17 am

      Rhonda only thinks that base is their own base. In fact, those folks are Trump’s base. Just like the reason why Mickey divorced Minnie, Rhonda is (also) fscking Goofy.

  • Taylor Swiff

    May 25, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Even though 13 is my favorite number, Ron DeSantis will never get my vote or even as much as a second thought.

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