Poll: Ron DeSantis at 12% support among New Hampshire Republicans
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Chris Christie and Tim Scott are close behind the Florida Governor.

Ron DeSantis’ second-place position in the first-in-the-nation Primary state is in deep trouble with fewer than 1/8 of GOP voters backing his presidential run.

That’s the verdict of a new National Research Inc. survey of 500 likely New Hampshire Republican Primary voters commissioned by American Greatness and conducted between Monday and Wednesday of this week.

The polling shows DeSantis with just 12% support, down 6 points from the May survey by the same outfit. The Governor is 32 points behind Donald Trump, whose 44% support is up 5 from last month’s poll.

This is especially troubling for DeSantis given that 71% of voters in the state remember his ads, compared to just 62% for the former President.

DeSantis’ collapse has come as two other candidates have gone from not registering to an increasingly competitive third place. Both former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina have 7% support. Former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley has 5%, meanwhile.

In May, Gov. Chris Sununu was still mulling a run and was essentially tied with DeSantis for second place. Sununu has abandoned his ambitions, but that did not stop the Governor from bleeding support to previously statistically insignificant rivals.

The new polling is by far the worst for DeSantis in the Granite State, where he has made one campaign swing and another pre-campaign visit.

In April’s Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Trump led DeSantis 42% to 22%, with Sununu taking 12% support.

A contemporaneous poll from J.L. Partners showed the Florida Governor way behind Trump as well, but still comfortably ahead of Sununu. The former President nearly triples DeSantis’ vote share, 51% to 18%, with Sununu drawing 10% in third place.

The Race to the White House polling average shows Trump ahead of DeSantis 44% to 15% in a crowded field, and 46% to 36% if the race were somehow just two people.

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


  • Linda

    June 15, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    When people remember your ads but don’t support your candidacy, it is a sign that your message is not what they want to see in a president.

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Rhonda was never anything more than “Not Trump.”

    Now that there’s other choices who are not Trump, everybody is free to admit that they hate Rhonda.

    Bye Rhonda!

  • Jay Smif

    June 15, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    People hate pudgy fascist Ron DeSantis even more than they hate Rat-Face Ted Cruz, and that’s really saying something.

  • Tenth out of Eight

    June 15, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Wow, 12% is 8th place.

    You can be the 8th runner-up President.

    Of New Hampshire.


  • Kate

    June 15, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    DeSantis is a fascist idiot. Even people in Florida are starting to hate him. I live in Florida and I know. If you go to one of his speeches there’s a bunch of women there who look like 1950s housewives. I think he’d love America to be a bunch of Stepford Wives.

    • Roy

      June 15, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      I’m in Florida, that’s not true at all, his declining support is a result of his financial backers and endorsements from the old establishment arm of the Republican party. Everyone knows where that will lead. He sold his soul, period. Voters are not stupid, they know the status quo in Washington needs to be dealt with and Ron isn’t the guy to do it.

    • Ace

      June 16, 2023 at 1:31 am

      Kate, can you define a fascist? I doubt you can so I will explain it to you. A Fascist is person who wants the government to combine with big business to push government policy. Ie the democratic party. As an aside the anti-fascists historically were called Nazis. Those 2 left-wing groups competed for power in early 20th century Germany. The Nazis won. Although I am not a Ron D supporter there is no evidence at all of him combining government power with corporatism. In fact all evidence supports the opposite conclusion so you are either dumb, uninformed, or illiterate, but your opinion is clearly the opposite of the truth and thus can be ignored as the ravings of a gaslighter with no credibility. Sit this one out while the adults talk.

      • Roots

        June 17, 2023 at 2:59 pm

        Actually Ace, a fascist is an advocate or follower of fascism which is “a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy”. Tell me how that doesn’t characterize Rhoda Santis to a “T”, please.

  • Groomer Rhonda

    June 15, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Look at Rhonda grooming that poor little kid. That kid looks terrified. Why doesn’t Rhonda know how to interact with humans?

  • Timbo

    June 15, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    DeSantis is either foolish or he’s working with Trump…everyone with TDS is fixing to get a dose of continued reality from which they’ll either perish or finally awaken to our reality here today upon Mother Earth…

  • Dave C

    June 15, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    DeSantis is actually burning up a lot of good will at this point. Many conservatives, including me, like him, but some of them, including me, are starting to get annoyed at his challenge to Trump. If he goes away and comes back in four years, I would probably support him, but if he keeps pushing now, I’m not sure how I would feel about supporting him in the future. The only way I would ever support him in 2024 is if Trump drops out or is incapacitated somehow.

  • Cheesy Floridian

    June 16, 2023 at 12:04 am

    Why would anyone support this man or Trump? You have one guy who is facing criminal court cases and then the other has used state power to threaten, be vindictive, and make Florida very less free.

  • Marley

    June 16, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    As a native Floridian, in my opinion, Ron’s kiss of death was not backing Trump and waiting his turn, and worse of all putting himself in the Bush camp.

  • CeaClearly

    June 16, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Never DeSantis. April 1, 2020 (why April Fools Day?) he declared that I was not essential and to go home and sit down and shut up. I lost my job, I lost my business and my son lost his job and my mother perished because she did not have COVID but she was not allowed to go to the doctor during the lockdowns. He collected massive amounts of money from the FED for doing the lockdowns. But then he stopped me/others from receiving FED unemployment. Money for he but not for thee. My only hope is that the voters tell him he is not essential and for him to go home and sit down and shut up. BTW he terms out. He needs to set up his next job so that he does not end up like Christ. That’s what he is really doing. He only cares about himself and his billionaire donors.

    • CeaClearly

      June 16, 2023 at 1:35 pm

      Sorry – Crist not Christ computer self corrected, apparently the computer does not know who Crist is?

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