Poll: Clear majority of women voters disapprove of Ron DeSantis

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Outside of female Republicans, the Governor has trouble with women.

New polling shows recurrent challenges for Ron DeSantis with female registered voters.

A Civiqs survey reveals that 63% of women disapprove of the Florida Governor, a potentially bad sign for his presidential run. Just 27% approve of him.

DeSantis is above water with Republican women, with 67% approval against 17% disapproval. But every other group of women voters is negative on the Sunshine State Republican, with 60% of female independent voters and 93% of Democratic women against him.

No matter their age, female voters are likely to be negatively disposed toward DeSantis, but older women tend to like him marginally better. While 70% of women under 35 years of age regard the Governor unfavorably, just 58% of those 65 years of age and older feel the same.

The bad feelings remain constant among women voters regardless of education, as 62% of those without a college education, 63% of college graduates and 66% of those with postgraduate credentials are all down on DeSantis.

The trend holds true regardless of race as well.

While just 57% of White female voters disapprove of DeSantis (against 33% approval), only 6% of Black women and 19% of Hispanic women approve of the Governor. He does somewhat better with “other” voters, with 25% approval among that cohort.

This isn’t the first poll to suggest DeSantis has a problem with women voters, with some surveys even suggesting Republican women would prefer a different nominee.

For example, a recent poll by The Economist and YouGov illustrates DeSantis is lagging with women voters, and is stronger with men.

While DeSantis only trails Donald Trump 48% to 26% with male voters, he’s doing much worse with women. In this survey, 54% of female Republicans back Trump, with just 17% backing 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


  • Thomas Kaspar

    June 28, 2023 at 8:21 am

    More negative propaganda from the rent a blog . How was VP Kamala Harris doing in that NBC Poll ?

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 28, 2023 at 8:28 am

      Thomas Groomar’s theory being “Rhonda has no chance against Biden, so let me try to re-cast the campaign as being against the Veep” …. ? I guess? Try to keep up, Thomas. This is a story about “Everybody hates Rhonda.” It’s not about the veep. Nobody cares about any Veep but Trump, and Trump just wants to murder his old Veep.

    • Margaret Chrisawn

      June 28, 2023 at 8:29 am

      Typical Repug “whataboutism,” which is the response offered when the folks who comment won’t–and can’t–answer the question asked or rebut the points raised in the article.
      The polls cited addressed MiniMussolini and the negative view women have of him. Speak to that, Mr. Kaspar, and then we can talk about whatever an NBC poll showed about VP Harris.

      • Thomas Kaspar

        June 28, 2023 at 8:40 am

        The NBC Poll was historic for worse of all time . There was no link for The Economist Poll showing how it was polled , who and where . I subscribe to Economist it was never printed . The author who is hard left Dem could have referred to a Real Politics link but no paycheck in truth .

        • Dont Say FLA

          June 28, 2023 at 9:01 am

          Elvis! Elvis! Let me be!
          Keep that pelvis far from me!

          • Teresa

            June 29, 2023 at 11:03 am


    • Ocean Joe

      June 28, 2023 at 8:37 am

      You want good press? How bout a reasonable position on something…anything?
      I find all the trans stuff pretty ridiculous, Kamala is a numbskull, but when I look over on the Republican side, all I see is hysterics over non issues, and denial of real issues. Support for Putin?
      Outlawing abortion? Guns for everybody? Gerrymandering minorities out of representation and making it hard for them to vote? Solving the deficit by going after SNAP recipients while fighting any effort to staff the IRS? Vouchers to the wealthy for private schools?
      Worst of all, climate denialism to support your donors. Your position on climate is why you will never capture young voters no matter how badly you screw up our schools.
      It’s sick.

      • Thomas Kaspar

        June 28, 2023 at 8:47 am

        What is game plan of US global warming expenditures if China build thousands of new coal plants , Russian , Brazil , Africa do nothing ?

        • Dont Say FLA

          June 28, 2023 at 9:23 am

          “We can’t fix everything, so let’s fix nothing at all” is what Thomas has to offer for this conversation. Thanks for that, Thomas. Thanks.

          • Real Thomas Kaspar

            June 28, 2023 at 10:46 am

            Curb the Al Gore fraud and do some reading about China , cows , volcanoes , Patagonia and Norway . WTFU .

          • Dont Say FLA

            June 29, 2023 at 8:35 am

            Thomas, why do I need to read about China, cows, volcanoes , Patagonia and Norway? The newest one of those, Patagonia, has been around for something like 450 years. As I’ve suggested before, please connect the dots when you drop your, ehhh, impressive list of facts. Nobody has any clue what Al Gore, China , cows , volcanoes , Patagonia or Norway has to do with a story about how everybody hates Rhonda. DOTS. Connect them, Thomas. Please. A lot of times when you write a comment that isn’t a reply to another comment, you make a lot of sense. But then on replies from you, it’s like WTF??? I want to understand you Thomas. I think we have contrary viewpoints in a lot of areas but probably also some overlap. That said, you seem like a reasonably intelligent person. I want to understand where you’re coming from when you reply. Even just one sentence relating the cows and stuff back to the topic, that would be great. Then I could read about cows and China and stuff, all of which are very large topics, with some idea of what it is that you want me to learn. Thanks in advance, i hope! 🙂

        • JD

          June 28, 2023 at 9:28 am

          “Hey! That guy is peeing in the pool, so I’m going to as well. Who cares if we all are swiming piss”, instead of throwing the guy out.

          • Dont Say FLA

            June 29, 2023 at 8:36 am

            Doodie! Doodie!

      • Real Thomas Kaspar

        June 28, 2023 at 10:54 am

        Outlawing abortion? – Not Outlawed
        Guns for everybody? – Not for everybody Gerrymandering minorities out of representation and making it hard for them to vote? – See Supreme Court
        Solving the deficit by going after SNAP recipients – No address or verifications during Covid for 250,000
        While fighting any effort to staff the IRS? ` $79 Billion ?
        Vouchers to the wealthy for private schools? – To everyone
        Worst of all, climate denialism ~ Record snow Kilimanjaro , Norway gaining coastline , been to Liberty Island lately no change ?

        • Dont Say FLA

          June 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

          Thomas, if any of that is somehow related to this post about how women hate Rhonda, please rewrite and connect the dots for us. Okay? Thank you in advance for helping us understand what you’re trying to get at, Thomas.

    • Mr. Haney

      June 29, 2023 at 4:16 am

      What’s Kamala Harris running for again?

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 29, 2023 at 8:37 am

        Vegina’d aPpendage on the ticket

      • Real Thomas Kaspar

        June 29, 2023 at 9:44 am

        WTFU Joe Bidens dementia is so advanced she will be the President when he resigns in months obviously the DNC game plan with Newsome VP .

    • phlypp

      June 29, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      Kamala Harris is safe and sound as our next Vice-President. Can’t say the same for DeSantis.

    • phlypp

      June 29, 2023 at 3:59 pm

      Kamela Harris is safe and sound as our next VP. Can’t say the same about DeSantis.

    • phlypp

      June 29, 2023 at 4:01 pm

      Kamela’s already solidified her next position. Can’t same the same about DeSantis.

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 28, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Saving folks some time, if you haven’t read it and went for the comments first, this story can be condensed to just these three words:

    Everybody Hates Rhonda.

    • Thomas Kaspar

      June 28, 2023 at 8:35 am

      Everyone in Florida but pedo drag queens greatly appreciates DeSantis Governorship through Covid and hurricanes disasters . See failed states of California , New York , Illinois , Oregon .

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 28, 2023 at 8:41 am

        Real groomers appreciate Governor Ron’s finger pointing at everyone. Real groomers absolutely adore Rhonda calling everybody groomers.

        Question to ask yourself, Thomas, is, “Why does Rhonda provide infinite cover for real groomers?”

        • Thomas Kaspar

          June 28, 2023 at 8:51 am

          “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”

          • Dont Say FLA

            June 28, 2023 at 9:02 am

            Now you’re getting the idea, Thomas. I am proud of ya! Rhonda “doth protest” far, far too much.

          • Silly Wabbit

            June 28, 2023 at 10:18 am

            You kwazy.

      • JD

        June 28, 2023 at 9:32 am

        Not be a long shot. By what metrics are those states failed? California’s economy is bigger than some countries. NY has a higher GDP too. Even with their perceived “mass exodus”.

        More GOP propaganda to make them feel good about failing. Projectionism again.

        • Kevin M

          June 29, 2023 at 1:57 am

          California’s economy is actually larger than *most* countries, ahead of every country except the United States, China, Japan, and Germany.

          • Real Thomas Kaspar

            June 29, 2023 at 9:14 am

            Er , that is because California is a large state with over 250,000 sleeping in carboard boxes and old vehicles on the sidewalks and side roads outside their legislators mansions . There are people shitting outside everywhere in LA . Using economies of scale nothing compares to the social decay , theft and violence of California .

      • GD

        June 28, 2023 at 9:20 pm

        Best place to find groomers is the Catholic, fundamentalist, etc churches and Jim Jordan.

        • Real Thomas Kaspar

          June 29, 2023 at 9:17 am

          Is that why you dress up as a nun .

      • Mr. Haney

        June 29, 2023 at 4:17 am


        • Real Thomas Kaspar

          June 29, 2023 at 9:40 am

          You know its 100% true and your frustrated pitiful comment speaks volumes . Thank God we had Ron DeSantis instead of an imbecile quitter like Crist through Covid and the Hurricane .

    • Real Thomas Kaspar

      June 29, 2023 at 5:47 pm

      If you vote for that mumbling dementia impaired moron you are dumber than he is . He doesnt know he is torched the whole planet can see it . .

  • Rons Campaign Needs A NewTheme Song

    June 28, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Look at mee… I’m Rhonda Dee…
    [You know the rest]

  • Michael K

    June 28, 2023 at 8:41 am

    It’s easy to understand why most women find DeSantis appalling. Mr “never back down” will not change because he is a chosen one and knows everything.

    • Never Back Down

      June 28, 2023 at 9:03 am

      Never Back Down unless it’s your uterus and I’m telling you what to do with it.

  • Rhonda's Box

    June 28, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Hi, I am Rhonda’s box. In all pictures where I look taller than than somebody, you know Rhonda is standing on me. He takes me everywhere they go except to photo-ops at the end of the rainbow. At the end of the rainbow, Ron stands on his own two feet.

    • Real Thomas Kaspar

      June 28, 2023 at 10:32 am

      Was he standing on your neck in 2007 when he was deployed to Iraq to defend your right to be lame .

      • Rhonda's Box

        June 28, 2023 at 10:45 am

        I would like to apologize to RTK, BTK, and any/all other leprechauns whom I obviously offended with my comment likening Rhonda to them merely because they, like Rhonda, are very very short.

  • PeterH

    June 28, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Republicans will not be deciding who sits in the Oval Office…..Independent voters, Women, and Democrats will decide!

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 28, 2023 at 10:58 am

    He shouldn’t have listened to the religious whackos on abortion..then he’d have a shot as president. Sadly, he took a wrong turn now finished.

    • Kevin M

      June 29, 2023 at 1:59 am

      Not just religious whackos and not just abortion. His entire (and tired) anti-woke schtick pretty much makes him unelectable.


    June 28, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Good mornting America,
    White female surburban voters have been a big problem for too long for Republicans. These are a priveldged class of citizens who live in an enviornment in which the crime and homelessness brought on by inflation and open borders are not an issue for them. The charmed Camalot life for these Princess’s makes it too easy to fondly recall their girlhood days of gleefully supporting candidates like Carter and Clinton.
    These are the ladies who wont mind if Jr. comes home from school one day without his benis. These are the ladies who wont mind if the little Missey comes home from school one day without her breastises. Most likely the surburbon women’s non-careing problem is traceable to too much wine consumption along with inattenative husbands with small benises.
    I, Earl Pitts American, have been tasked by The Republican National Committee to conduct research on how to resolve and correct the nation-wide problem of surburban white women defaulting to their incorrect old habits of selecting Democratic candidates time and time again.
    Here are my, Earl Pitts American’s, findings along with the 100% guran-$ffin-teed resolution:
    What we have here, America, are two distinct issues. Followed by two 100% cures. The RNC deffinatly selected the right man, Earl Pitts American, for the job.
    1.) Alcohol abuse.
    2.) Sexual frustration.
    1.) Surburban housewives will immediatly be signed up for free high THC level hemp products. This treatment will have two positive effects.
    a.) Less alcohol cunsumption and;
    b.) An increased sex drive.

    2.) The sexually frustrated issue is only partally resolved by the hemp products (see 1.) b.) above.
    a.) Unfortunantly due to the majority of surburban husbands suffering from SPS [Small Benis Syndrom] we cant just expect the ladies to mount up and “ride it like a cowgirl”. So we will address this short-coming by the issuance of an un-marked delivery of a wide selection of America’s favorite $ex toys to each and every surburban white ladies home all across our Great Nation From Sea To Shining Sea.
    According to my field research the surburban housewife problem will 100% be totally resolved, and in everyone’s rear view mirrow, just in time to save the 2024 Presidental Election from once again falling to the advantage of The Dook 4 Brains Leftists.
    Thank you to The Republican National Committee for calling up an expert in politics and the $exual satisfaction of the ladies which I, Earl Pitts American, am the permier subject matter expert of on the entire planet.
    Earl Pitts American

    • Newt G

      June 28, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      Earl America’s so lucky to have you on our side. Back when I did my Contract With America nobody could explain the problem with surburban White women. You got this totally Earl. I just wish I kmew as much aboit women and politics as you Earl.

      • Earl Pitts American

        June 28, 2023 at 1:39 pm

        Thank you Mr. Speaker,
        I, Earl Pitts American, am greatfull for your agknowledgement of my sure fire method of bringing surburban white ladies back home into the Republican fold where they belong. My “Weed & DlLD0S” plan of action just wont fail you or this Great Nation.
        This Great American turn around is destened for the history books.
        I. EARL Pitts American, will most likely be a receipant of the Presidental Medal of Honor for my totally effective Weed and DlLD0S pure genious salvation of America.
        Thank you America,
        Earl Pitts American

        • E Musk

          June 28, 2023 at 2:03 pm

          Earl there is starting to ne some online buzz on the resale posabilities of the first Government issued $€x toys. Can you give me a call we are totally going to miss the giant wave of money on the resale market is we dont act fast.
          Thanks Earl,

          • Earl Pitts American

            June 28, 2023 at 2:48 pm

            Thanks E,
            I’ll hold off on a new electric car. Thanks for the tip on the hydrogen refuling network time frame. Have you named your hydrogen car yet? I’m just throwing this out there now – you don’t have to love it…but what about “The Earl”?

          • Casey Anthony DeSantis

            June 28, 2023 at 7:10 pm

            Elon have you fallen for me yet? Can I dump the shorty zero and get with my billionaire hero? That is what I want, Elon. I want you. And I will destroy Florida to get you.

    • Haught Suzie

      June 28, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Earl the Ladies Club at The Villages pleads guilty as charged and we are all looking forward to our weed and personal box of hot toys.
      Upon receipt of said items and given a few weeks to break them in at our Ladies Club daily meetings we all promise to cut back on the wine, use our new hot toys together every day, and vote Republican like our husbands have tried unsuccesfully to make us do forever.
      Send the weed and toys ASAP Earl.
      Susan McMaster

  • MH/Duuuval

    June 28, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    The deal reached recently to keep the government functioning included a $20 billion cut in IRS funding.

  • Real Thomas Kaspar

    June 29, 2023 at 8:45 am

    The people most urgently concerned about DeSantis global warming quotes are the most profoundly ignorant of the most basic history and evidence around the earth . If you were following Al Gore and buying his chocolate bars you are all messed up .

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