New national poll shows Ron DeSantis’ 2024 momentum stalled
Ron DeSantis in San Francisco. Screenshot via DeSantis For President.

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The Governor's formal campaign announcement didn't stop the freefall in NBC News polling.

The formal launch of the Ron DeSantis 2024 campaign for President was expected to give his polling a boost. But a survey released Sunday shows sagging instead.

A NBC News poll released Sunday shows DeSantis has in fact lost ground over the last two months against former President Donald Trump compared to the April survey taken before he got in the race.

In fact, Trump has nearly doubled his lead over the Florida Governor.

The June poll shows a 51% to 22% advantage for Trump in a crowded field, with former Vice President Mike Pence at 7% in third place. That 29-point lead compares to a much slimmer 46% to 31% lead for Trump back in April.

While DeSantis is still the top “second choice,” with 31% (compared to 33% for the same question back in April), the Governor has lost 9 points overall while Trump has gained five, in the latest indication that Republicans are rallying to the former President and undeterred by his legal imbroglios.

In a race reduced to just Trump and DeSantis, the former President holds serve, taking 60% against just 36% for the Governor.

If there is one saving grace for DeSantis, it’s that he is regarded marginally more favorably than Trump with Primary voters, +43 compared to +42. Trump has greater popularity (65% to 60%), but also a greater unfavorable rating (23% to 7%).

The NBC poll aligns with the Race to the White House polling average, which shows Trump up 53% to 22% in a crowded field, and 57% to 35% when the field is cut to just Trump and DeSantis.

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


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  • WhatNow

    June 25, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Ah, this must be a bit of a disappointment to the many who’d hoped DeSantis would win the Republican primary in order that they could gleefully watch him lose the national Presidential election. It looks like they will now have to settle for watching Trump lose it instead, yes? 😉

  • Michael K

    June 25, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Hundreds of millions of Florida taxpayer dollars wasted – and hundreds of thousands of Floridians demeaned, diminished and flooded with anger and outright hate, more than 88,000 COVID deaths, and Ron is stalled?

    Wish we could hold a re-call. I suspect he would not survive, like Governor Newson did.

    • Ned Beatty

      June 26, 2023 at 7:27 am

      He’s also trying to sink Floriduh’s education, which was not in good shape to begin with. Y’all have let a short, fat, autistic loser who gets bullied by his ugly wife use your state as his own personal toy to mount a vanity campaign for president.

      The last time the US had a president as short at DeSantis was 1901.

  • PeterH

    June 25, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    This is what a candidate deserves who has championed discrimination, division, misogyny, anti minority, anti youth legislation! DeSantis has absolutely no room for a traditional campaign ‘reset!’….. because he owns all of his hateful rhetoric and legislation!

  • Paula

    June 25, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Trump and DeSantis are going nowhere….Nobody wants either one of them…. Vote Blue 💙

  • Peggy

    June 25, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    His approval rating at in Florida is officially underwater now too.

    Dude is toast. LOL.

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 26, 2023 at 8:03 am

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    The Donald’s announcement speach is still a work in process but I, Earl Pitts American, wanted to give you all a taste of the future golden glory that you can be a big important part of by sending us your generous donations to assist with The Big Win.
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    • EARL PITTS AMERICAN

      June 26, 2023 at 8:32 am

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      • Bert Stimson

        June 26, 2023 at 11:45 am

        A sexual assaulter and a child molester, sounds like the perfect GQP ticket for ’24!

  • PeterH

    June 26, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Republicans are America’s biggest problem!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

  • Toilet face

    June 26, 2023 at 10:30 am

    What happens when a overflowing toilet runs for President?

    You get Ron Desantis.

  • William Tigano

    June 26, 2023 at 11:28 am

    NEGATIVITY, BITTERNESS, ZERO OPTIMIZM, MEAN SPIRITIED ATTACKS ON TRADITIONLY VICTIMIZED GROUPS WHO NEED JUST THE OPPOSIT AND TO BE INCLUDED NOT OSTRACIZED AND ULIFTED – NOT PUT IN THEIR PLACE A REMINDED THAT THEIR ARE “NOT GOD’S BEST”…..IS NOT PLAYING IN 2023 America where trends are moving toward tolerance, acceptance and ultimately celebration of the kaleidoscope that makes up our Amazing country and its resilience

  • Joe

    June 26, 2023 at 11:43 am

    :sad trombone:

  • Frank

    June 26, 2023 at 11:58 am

    DeSatan is DeSpicable!
    Short and sweet. Would fit on a bumpersticker.
    I own the copyright.

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