Poll: 5 of 6 GOP women don’t want Ron DeSantis to be President
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

Ron DeSantis
The Governor also struggles with older, less educated Republican Primary voters.

If Ron DeSantis wants to wrest front-runner status away from Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential race, he’s going to have to resolve his trouble with female voters.

That’s one takeaway from a new poll by The Economist and YouGov, which illustrates DeSantis is dragging with women voters, and is stronger with men.

While DeSantis only trails Trump 48% to 26% with male voters, with former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina each taking 4% for a distant third, he’s doing much worse with women.

In this survey, 54% of female Republicans back Trump, with just 17% backing DeSantis. In third place with women voters: former Vice President Mike Pence, who has 6% support.

All told, Trump has a 51% to 21% lead over the Florida Governor.

“Trump continues to be the top choice of registered voters who are Republicans or independents who lean toward the Republican Party. Among this group, Trump holds a 30-percentage-point lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a hypothetical Primary held now; all other announced candidates tested are in single digits,” the polling memo notes.

“Trump fares better — and DeSantis fares worse — among women in this group of registered Republicans and Republican leaners; Trump performs better among people in this group without a college degree and DeSantis among people with one. One in 10 Republican and Republican-leaning voters (11%) aren’t sure whom they’d support in a hypothetical Primary held in their state today.”

DeSantis has just 16% support among those Republicans who did not graduate college, 43 points behind Trump. But among grads, the two are in a dead heat statistically, with Trump taking 33% and DeSantis commanding 32%.

DeSantis also struggles with voters 45 years of age and up, taking just 18% against 54% for Trump. Meanwhile, this poll suggests he does not have particular appeal in his region of the country.

“Even in the South, DeSantis’s home region, the Florida Governor trails the former President by 30 points — the same as Trump’s lead nationwide.”

The poll was in the field from Sunday through Tuesday.

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


55 comments

  • publicans have the earmark of criminality

    June 14, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Women don’t like short, smug, narcissistic men

    • nail morse

      June 14, 2023 at 2:14 pm

      MAGAt women like rapists. I’m sure if we look closer at DeSantis we can find a rape or two.
      There was a video on Twitter yesterday where Jim Bridenstein, a Rep from Oklahoma said he and
      DeSantis liked to take showers together while in Congress every morning they took a shower together
      We all know whoever makes the biggest noise are the guiltiest…..

      • Rafal

        June 16, 2023 at 4:58 am

        When did you stop taking it in the mouth from bill Clinton and switch to taking it in the Obama from Chjna Biden?

      • Denis Desautels

        June 16, 2023 at 6:02 am

        You must be thinking about BiDumb. Get a life.

      • JccFla

        June 16, 2023 at 7:25 am

        You are a freak.

    • Hitler DeNapolean for Prez

      June 14, 2023 at 3:58 pm

      Don’t qualify; NO ONE likes short narcissists!

    • Sammy Jar

      June 16, 2023 at 7:26 am

      TRUMP 2024!

    • Gene Church

      June 16, 2023 at 8:29 am

      So they like tall, smug, narcissistic men?

      • Cromartie

        June 20, 2023 at 9:03 am

        Who listens to politico? They have been hacks for a very long time and you can see that your shit show has been altered get a life. And stop thinking the money you receive to spew this crap is going to gain attention and make you rich and famous. That would make you the dumb one loser.

    • Jim1937

      June 16, 2023 at 9:04 am

      Dude you need help.

  • ScienceBLVR

    June 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Let’s not forget the educated middle of the road female Republicans who don’t like either of the candidates you listed like my wise and highly cognizant mother. If she doesn’t vote Dem in 24, like she did for Obama’s 2nd run, Hillary, and Joe in 2020, she would vote Hutchinson in a primary. The GOP lost my life long Republican mother, when they declared war on individual freedom and social and civil rights. She claims to be a Reaganite, believing in the govt staying out of boardrooms and bedrooms. What happened she wants to know?

    • Spencer Hohan

      June 16, 2023 at 6:46 am

      It must have been, and is continuing to be a huge burden being raised by a mother with quite limited intellectual ability.

    • JccFla

      June 16, 2023 at 7:27 am

      What happened is the big picture. Tell your mom that that by voting Democrat, she may feel righteous, and feel it will help win the battle, but it will absolutely lose the war.

      • Jay

        June 16, 2023 at 11:10 am

        Another pole determined that 1 out of every 3 democrats is as dumb and corrupt as the other 2.

  • ScienceBLVR

    June 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Let’s not forget the educated middle of the road female Republicans who don’t like either of the candidates you listed like my wise and highly cognizant mother. If she doesn’t vote Dem in 24, like she did for Obama’s 2nd run, Hillary, and Joe in 2020, she would vote Hutchinson in a primary. The GOP lost my life long Republican mother, when they declared war on individual freedom and social and civil rights. She claims to be a Reaganite, believing in the govt staying out of boardrooms and bedrooms. What happened she wants to know?

  • Ron DeSantis wears High Heels

    June 14, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Even GOP women know that he went to far with his idiotic abortion ban. This shiathead spent the last few years literally ruining Florida just to build his resume for an obviously failed run at POTUS.

    He will be completely irrelevant in a few years, and the next Governor (likely a Democrat because the political pendulum is gonna swing HARD due to him) will have a lot of damage to repair.

    • nail morse

      June 14, 2023 at 2:29 pm

      Republican legislators who backed DeSantis immigration law appear to downplay its potential impact
      “This bill is 100% supposed to scare you,” one Republican legislator told a South Florida crowd Monday. This while Cubans had learned that DeSantis sent another flight of their brothers to CAL!
      Can MAGAts get any dumber? {Plese don’t answer this. I know they will). They will set themselves on fire if they thought, they had any chance of ever winning a election after this year.
      We helped over 188,200 Cubans and Hispanic to change their party. There are over 26% Hispanic in FL. 17% are registered voters. They were GOP, NO LONGER! 3.8 million registered voters were screaming last Thursday “go to Cuba with Castro, DeSantis!” woo…. MAGAts are going to have a problem next year…..
      DeSantis made sure of this. It only took him one bill and a few of his bootlickers to change almost. 3.8 million voters to Dem

    • RD’24!

      June 14, 2023 at 2:58 pm

      Zelenskyy is the one who wears high heels. And there are videos of him on line dancing in them.

      DeSantis wears Cowboy boots.
      🐎

      • 🌈 Fake Cowboys Like A Male Experience

        June 14, 2023 at 3:56 pm

        All boot, no cow 🤠🐄

      • Ron DeSantis wears High Heels

        June 14, 2023 at 11:05 pm

        High heeled cowboy boots. Because he can’t reach the gas pedal with them on.

    • JccFla

      June 16, 2023 at 7:30 am

      DeSantis would make an EXCELLENT President. Perhaps the best we’ve had. However, I want Trump to win and take no prisoners. Only he can stop Socialism and the destruction of our Nation by purging the government of corruption.

  • PeterH

    June 14, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Every single Republican candidate for president is an anti abortion, anti women’s health, anti discrimination Republican candidate, anti transgender health and anti woke!

    Republican candidates are pandering to the very lowest common denominator of their electorate….. forgetting that there are tens of millions of Republican and independent voters who are very happy with Joe Biden’s quiet demeanor and excellent stewardship of the complicated COVID mess, double digit high unemployment and self-inflicted international chaos left to Biden by the departing childish Trump administration. Not a single Republican candidate spoke out about Trump’s expected and delivered outcome of THE TRUMP TRADE WARS: INFLATION!

    Republicans should keep an eye on 2028 and reverse course with a NEW CANDIDATE WITH A NEW VISION for this country. You must abandon your draconian abortion policies and anti woke policies …. If you want to win over the next generation of young people. Republicans have lost the opportunity to re-brand from within their miserable collection of hateful candidates. FIND NEW CANDIDATES FOR 2028!

    • Jay

      June 16, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      Anybody that supports abortion hates women. It destroys their body and kills their children. Only a heartless, demon possessed sodomite would be in favor of that.

    • FightingLiberalStupidity

      June 20, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      Lol. That’s a lot words to tell the world you’re an idiot.

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    • nail morse

      June 14, 2023 at 2:35 pm

      Are you sure it was only $13,000 and not $13 million because that is what DeSantis lost in the SVB closure. But it was only Florida retirees funds.
      The $1 billion that he gave to high cost low income MAGAt broker friends is being investigated by the DOJ.
      Maybe we can eliminate the MAGAts down to Chris Christie as the only one running! He is a Truth sayer.. The exact opposite of any MAGAts.

  • nail morse

    June 14, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Are you sure it was only $13,000 and not $13 million because that is what DeSantis lost in the SVB closure. But it was only Florida retirees funds.
    The $1 billion that he gave to high cost low income MAGAt broker friends is being investigated by the DOJ.
    Maybe we can eliminate the MAGAts down to Chris Christie as the only one running! He is a Truth sayer.. The exact opposite of any MAGAts.

  • Ocean Joe

    June 14, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Meanwhile, the Dems have forgotten about Ginsberg, and what happens when you don’t step aside because you’re too damn old.
    But it’s good to see one fascist indicted and another snubbed by the chicks in his own party.

  • RD’24!

    June 14, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    The so called 17% of women who back DeSantis are the SMART ones.

    And just for the record….DeSantis has never lost a race 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸!

    1600 Pennsylvania Ave here we come!

    • Clown Poo that’s You

      June 14, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      🤡💩

    • Dr. Franklin Waters

      June 14, 2023 at 11:19 pm

      This idiot actually thinks a person can win the presidency with just 17% support from the entire women’s demographic. 😂

      See? This is a great example on why Republicans keep on attacking higher education. Without the support of the dumb-dumb’s the GOP knows they can’t win elections.

    • Cheesy Floridan

      June 16, 2023 at 10:58 am

      Thank you for insulting all the other women who don’t feel Ron DeSantis has their best interests in mind or things that are important to them. He almost lost in 2018 and might have if it wasn’t for him kissing Trumps ass. He also ran against Charlie Crist in 2022 and everyone knew he wasn’t going to win. And half the state didn’t turn out to vote.

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    These early polls are always 100% dook 4 brains leftist BS.
    But, America, I, Earl Pitts American, can show each snd every one of you how to “FLIP ‘EM” into truth. Its simple whatever dook 4 brains early polling suggests as true….”FLIP ‘EM” into the exact reverse of what the lying cheating dook 4 brains pollsters are trying to make you think and BOOM there you have the truth!!!! Which I, Earl Pitts American, have done for you below:
    POLL: 5 in 6 GOP Women will vote for Desantis and 6 in 6 GOP Women have daily intense multable highly satisfying climax achievements whenever they think about The Ronald.
    You are welcome America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Tim Katz

      June 14, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      Earl the boys down at the Moose Lodge all agree 100% with you on Flipping these early pollings. You are the man. We got rained out on our construction job today so of course we are here shooting pool, drinking beer, and talking $#It.
      Oh and thetr are 6 of us here and 6 out of 6 of us reported noticing our hot wives hands disappearing under the covers or down their pants when a Desantis paid political advertizment comes on the TV.
      Your a genious Earl, Tim and work crew

    • Elliott Offen

      June 14, 2023 at 4:24 pm

      Quit vandalizing the website with stupidity you stupid bstard.

  • pwned by Casey, ironically

    June 14, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Clearly a Casey referendum; she is H.A.T.E.D here where she is KNOWN.

  • Ed Slaveen Worldwide 👍

    June 14, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    They would rather have a rapist as president.. just goes to show you how grimy and stupid “GOP women” are as long as a man has a lot of money they don’t care what else he does.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 15, 2023 at 8:27 am

      And that is why Casey is the leaker, trying to sink Rhonda. Her campaign isn’t really Ron “Dee” DeSantis for Governor, it’s “Casey Anthony DesSantis for Mrs Musk.” Casey is just trying to land Elon Musk. It’s why she had Ron exempt Tesla from his little car dealer protection scheme they just put into law. Ron talks about trans drag queens, but car salesmen? C”mon, man. Car dealership people are eclipsed in their awfulness only by Florida GOPs.

  • Michael K

    June 14, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Gee, wonder why most women don’t like DeSantis?
    /s

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 14, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Is it any different for other GOPs? I kind of doubt it.

  • 5 out of 6 women

    June 15, 2023 at 10:15 am

    5 out of 6 women don’t want Ron DeSantis. For anything at all. They stopped listening when they heard his name. The “for [whatever]” part of the question didn’t even matter. Nobody even heard that part of the question.

  • YodaMann

    June 16, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Fearmongering because they’re afraid of Ron.

    The goal is clear: replace the family and God in the population’s lives with the State. The State will be your family and your God. This is the driving force, and ultimate goal of the Left. Normalizing aberrant behavior cleaves the family, and separates the individual from tradition and history. This is also why there is a drive to destroy Western civilization from within.

  • Kerry

    June 16, 2023 at 7:55 am

    It’s not that we here in Florida do not like DeSantis. It’s just that we support Trump and feel as though DeSantis should be supporting him now and then running in 2028. Makes us think DeSantis is holding out hoping Trump is taken out of politics by the DOJ

    • Jay

      June 16, 2023 at 1:08 pm

      No, we don’t want another 4 years of vaccines and lockdowns from a guy that caves to Americas enemies, internal and external.

  • Julie Domotor

    June 16, 2023 at 8:21 am

    I highly doubt that is accurate. Add that to the poll that said Hillary was gonna win. Polls are a joke. Theses stupid statistics and surveys were made up so some morons in college and professors would have a field trip study. It’s all crap.

  • john wilson

    June 16, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Here was my post months ago:
    “Blame the College Educated White Female, all she votes is emotional. She wants to abort freely and she wants her college debt paid off.  She is a selfish voter who hates Trumps tweets still, doesn’t understand how the Democrats are killing this country through bad economics and the justice system, she wants her high paid job, her freedom to abort babies and freedom to declare her kids whatever gender she “feels” at the time and she hates God and Christians for making her feel guilty when she aborts a baby.  They vote “independent” with an emotional guide that has to “like” the candidate first, then competence/good policies come a distant second.  They are the largest swing vote out there. They put this corrupt imbecilic administration into office in 2020 and is poised to do it again. “

    • Jay

      June 16, 2023 at 10:27 am

      Only a nation of very depraved people, mostly homosexuals, will allow women to vote. Heterosexuals nations recognize that men are supposed to be in charge. That’s why the communists brought feminism to America in order to overthrow it. When women rule over men, that is the most direct indication that a nation is under Gods judgement and His wrath. But, it’s also appropriate for women to rule over a nation of homosexuals.

      • Bluthar

        June 16, 2023 at 10:35 am

        True, women gave us . obama. Silly voters.

  • Ben Shapiro

    June 16, 2023 at 9:20 am

    Sounds like a hit piece to me. I’m old enough to remember when women weren’t going to vote for Trump because he wanted to grab women by the pu**y.

  • LDT

    June 16, 2023 at 9:45 am

    DeSantis seems to be a great option.

  • Charles E Diaz

    June 16, 2023 at 9:51 am

    The Governor should remain Governor. He could set the gold standard with Florida for, hopefully, other states to follow. Four more years as Governor and then he is a lock for POTUS.
    Too much global strife and horrible economic forecast coming. Hunker down in Florida Governor. It is your best bet

    • Jay

      June 16, 2023 at 10:18 am

      DeSantis would make a better President than Trump, but I think you’re correct. He should probably stay in Florida. If he went to the District of Criminals, first good decision he made, the FBI, CIA, Prince Charles and the whole globalist order with all the usual names would be plotting to kill him.

  • Jay

    June 16, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Whether you believe that women should have the right to vote or not, the fact is that they outnumber men and what we have is the result of the women’s vote. Yes, there is tons of election fraud, but our first, major heads up about that came from the league of women voters punching ballots in a secret back room and the hanging chad story in the Florida Bush race.

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