Poll: Ron DeSantis slips to third place among Pennsylvania presidential picks

Senior citizens rate DeSantis in first place, but other groups are less certain of the Florida Governor.

New polling from the Commonwealth Foundation shows Ron DeSantis behind Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the Keystone State.

The quarterly Common Ground in the Commonwealth poll, which takes “Pennsylvania’s pulse” on any number of political and civic issues, reveals that Biden has taken second place from DeSantis when it comes to their presidential preference.

In a survey where respondents can select more than one option should they choose, Trump is the choice of 33% of respondents, with President Biden at 29% and DeSantis at 27%. Back in April, Trump had 34% support, DeSantis had 26%, and Biden 24%, showing the position flip as a function of a Biden surge.

Women voters are the reason DeSantis isn’t better positioned. Among men, DeSantis and Trump are tied for first place, with 35% each. Among women, Trump takes 32%, Biden 24%, and DeSantis 20%, with Robert Kennedy and Mike Pence taking 17%.

Among Republican respondents, 2024 is a two-man race. Trump takes 64% support, and DeSantis 54%.

With independents, it’s a different story. DeSantis’ 21% is good for fourth place, with Trump (27%), Kennedy (26%), and Biden (23%) ahead of the Florida Governor.

In terms of age cohorts, DeSantis performs best among voters 65 years of age and older, in first place with 35%. He is weakest among voters under the age of 30, with 13% support, good for fourth place.

The Governor also dominates among one income bracket, taking 38% of respondents making more than $80,000 and less than $125,000 per year. He performs worst among those making less than $40,000 a year, in fourth place with 17%.

This poll offers a narrative counterweight to other GOP Primary polling that shows DeSantis down by more than 20 points.

Trump has 49% support among registered Republican voters in Pennsylvania, nearly doubling DeSantis’ 25% share in a Quinnipiac University poll. Other candidates are much further back.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence each receive 5% support. Former United Nations Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina are both at 4%, with all other names at 1% or below.

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


  • Real Thomas Kaspar

    June 29, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Literally almost anyone but brain blitzed Biden & Hunter Inc . Not afraid for a second to vote for Kennedy .

    • Ocean Joe

      June 29, 2023 at 11:02 am

      Check out his vociferous defense of Michael Skakel. If you like a guy whose wrong a lot, you’ll love RFK, Jr.

      • Real Thomas Kaspar

        June 29, 2023 at 11:19 am

        No one should doubt the Kennedy Family have always been and remain an elite cabal that share $3.29 Billion . Still much better than incapacitated Biden who should step down this afternoon .

    • Jay Smif

      June 29, 2023 at 12:19 pm

      Of course you’re “not afraid to vote for RFK Jr.,” you’re a drooling QAnon moron, but so long as fascist DeSantis is taking it in the shorts every single day, and publicly humiliated, I’m cool with it.

      • Real Thomas Kaspar

        June 29, 2023 at 5:36 pm

        Only Joe Biden could decipher that self loathing dribble .

        • Silly Wabbit

          June 30, 2023 at 3:57 pm

          You kwazy.

        • My Take

          July 2, 2023 at 9:59 am

          For the literate: “drivel.”

          • Real Thomas Kaspar

            July 2, 2023 at 10:24 am

            For the poorly read ignorant Joe Bidden “dribbles” his words like his oatmeal out of his mouth .

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 29, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    Rhonda’s slip has been showing since before he even had State of Florida send them on a world wide campaign tour slash failed attempt at learning a little something, anything at all, about places other than Florida, USA.

  • My Take

    July 2, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    OK, listen to both Biden and Trump.
    One may be aging, true.
    But the latter is pathologically deranged and dangerous.

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