Amid sinking poll numbers, Ron DeSantis to march in New Hampshire Independence Day parades

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The Governor was last in the Granite State a week ago.

Florida residents who want to see their Governor on Independence Day should get on Interstate 95 north now. If they hurry, they can catch Ron DeSantis in the Granite State.

DeSantis will march in a pair of July 4th parades in Wolfeboro and Merrimack, reports the Concord Monitor. It’s uncertain if the Governor and presidential candidate will give speeches during his latest trip to the Granite State, a return trip north that comes just a week after his last trip, and as polls have gone south for the man supporters call “America’s Governor.”

The latest St. Anselm College Survey Center pollshows former President Donald Trump leading DeSantis, 47% to 19% in a crowded field. DeSantis has lost ground according to that polling memo.

“As new entrants have emerged since our last survey, Trump has gained 5 points of support and now sits just shy of a majority with 47%. Meanwhile, DeSantis has seen his support erode 10 points to 19%.”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is now in third place, with 6%, followed by former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley (5%) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina (4%).

The new polling throws cold water on DeSantis’ electability argument against Joe Biden, meanwhile.

“DeSantis will have to articulate a clear rationale for his challenge to Trump if he is to avoid falling back to the pack. The rationale won’t be that he’s a palatable alternative to the former President, as he demonstrates no better ballot strength (Biden 49%-40%) among General Election voters,” the polling memo asserts.

Though DeSantis’ 19% represents a 10-point drop from the April survey, it’s actually his best recent poll out of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Journal-Coefficient poll of more than 900 likely voters taken June 14-16 showed the Florida Governor with just 13% support. That number put him a staggering 34 points behind Trump (47%), and just 4 points above Christie.

A June National Research Inc. survey of 500 likely New Hampshire Republican Primary voters showed DeSantis with just 12% support.

The Race to the White House polling average shows Trump ahead of DeSantis 45% to 13% in a crowded field, and 49% to 25% if the race were between just the two of them.

During his trip to Hollis, New Hampshire, last week, DeSantis’ town hall touched on a variety of topics, including drag queens in New York City and Trump not fulfilling his 2016 campaign pledge regarding Hillary Clinton to “lock her up.”

The Governor has previously suggested that Florida has relied on New Hampshire for political guidance, comments that were surprising to most Floridians.

In the Granite State addressing the New Hampshire GOP at the Amos Tuck Dinner, the Governor suggested Floridians were not proud of the state before he arrived on the political scene.

“I was born and raised in Florida, and it’s only been recently that we’ve developed a sense of state pride ourselves,” DeSantis said in April. “We’re proud to have stood up for freedom in the last few years when it wasn’t easy. We did it our own way and I’m proud of that.”

“But I must admit we draw inspiration from the people here in New Hampshire,” DeSantis continued. “Because more than any other state, you don’t mince words when it comes to your stand on liberty. You say it very clearly: Live Free or Die.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Casey Blew It

    July 3, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Whose kids will he yell at this week? Yours?

    • ali

      July 6, 2023 at 10:16 am

      Exactly. Just wait. We never know how his kids will grow up. There is a 50-50 chance one may be gay. Just part of life. What about having his kids go to Disney? He is really hurting his own kids without him realizing it.

  • SteveHC

    July 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    This is just pathetic. And would somebody PLEASE tell this lame-brained politician that in the REAL world that *most* of us live in Florida and New Hampshire politics have NOTHING in common with each other…

  • My Take

    July 3, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    New Hampshire? I’ve HEARD of it.
    Do thry grow potatoes on rock there?
    There must have been some reason it was in the news long ago.

    • No Sales Tax, Jealous?

      July 3, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      No sales tax in New Hampshire! People drive in from Massachusetts and Vermont to shop there. State liquor stores with low prices!
      You Floridiots are python-bait.

    • You Are Green w Envy

      July 4, 2023 at 7:23 am

      Oh you poor slob; sales/tax-free New Hampshire is the envy of Florida!

      You dopes lap up tax-free back to school sales like dogs but pay too much for booze; NH has low-cost state liquor stores! Low prices are too smart for Florida.

      • My Take

        July 4, 2023 at 9:34 am

        “state liquor stores!”
        And state control of what you can drink.
        A disgrace.

        • Ned Beatty

          July 4, 2023 at 10:51 am

          Florida really has no room to talk not allowing basic bodily autonomy for half of its citizens.

          Little Ron is an authoritarian through and through.

          • ali

            July 6, 2023 at 10:22 am

            People aren’t seeing that. He is a dictator and will bring us down. I feel sorry for his wife at this point. I mean, she can protect the kids, but he must really dictate her every move.

  • Beth

    July 3, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Who in their right mind wants to see that roly poly Hitler wanna be marching down their streets? Cannot imagine a more pathetic disgusting sight. Give it up Ronnie. You have never been anything but a useless laughingstock so obviously desperate for money and power. In all your years you have contributed nothing good, nothing of value to society. What is your family motto, to whom much is given nothing is expected? Please go away, you are a horrible person lacking intelligence and any moral values. No one wants you anywhere near our government.

  • PeterH

    July 3, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Will DeSantis wear his clown attire?

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 3, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    This is great news! The more Rhonda gets out and meets people, the more Everybody Hates Rhonda. Thanks again State of Florida taxpayers for footing the bill to save America from Rhonda.

  • My Take

    July 3, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Why haven’t some good Wìccans turned him into a toad yet?
    Although on closer look, maybe they already tried . . . and half succeeded.
    Or they just went for ogre.

  • Hunny Boo Boo

    July 4, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Will children be at this parade? Rhonda is not safe for children. Children cannot be exposed to Rhonda’s hatred and vitriol.

    Why is Rhonda in a parade? Did Casey win second place in a beauty contest? But men cannot gaze directly upon Casey, so Rhonda is taking her second place in the parade? Are there really beauty contests anymore? At least we know they only attract two contestants if such things do still occur. The other contestant (and the winner) must have been Honey Boo Boo.

    Most likely, Rhonda is practicing for marching in parades with his friends that have parades outside of Disney.

    • NewHampshire

      July 6, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      He was very well received while Trump supporters were BOOED. LOL

      • Hunny Boo Boo

        July 6, 2023 at 3:06 pm

        Rhonda was met with silence as his blacked out SUV poked on by with the windows closed. Maybe Rhonda was in that SUV. Maybe Rhonda was … somewhere else. After all, Rhonda was reportedly scheduled to be in two parades that day. Casey was in Iowa, so we know she didn’t play Rhonda in one of the parades. I’d say maybe one parade got Rhonda. The other got a black SUV. LOL @ Rhonda thinking New Hampshire could be tricked just by keeping the windows up.

  • Ocean Joe

    July 4, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    “But I must admit we draw inspiration from the people here in New Hampshire,” DeSantis continued. “Because more than any other state, you don’t mince words when it comes to your stand on liberty. You say it very clearly: Live Free or Die.”

    Meanwhile, Desantis signs every new law he can get his hands on to strip freedom away from local municipalities and counties to make decisions about their communities. Freedom means a lot more than risky behavior during a pandemic.

    • Die Option

      July 5, 2023 at 12:10 pm

      Rhonda prefers the “die” option for everybody from New Hampshire’s “live free or die”

  • Sam Sabal

    July 4, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Ronnie says if he is elected, he will eliminate citizenship to children born in the US by immigrant parents. I think that he is on to something great! I propose making it retroactive, as his great grand parents were non citizen, immigrants. His GGM came into the US under “Chain Migration”, something else he wants to kill. If that happens, Ronnie’s citizenship should be revoked. Not eligible to run for Pres.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 5, 2023 at 12:14 pm

      As with Resign to Run, Sunshine State Sunshine Law, Human Trafficking, etc, Rhonda would exempt themselves from their own citizenship law.

      Rhonda always feels like Rhonda should be above the law, therefore Rhonda has laws written to exempt themself.

      Rhonda is not the kind of person that should be given even so much power as the local dog catcher.

      Dog catcher Rhonda would beat the dogs for needing to be caught, never minding how the dog’s owners are the problem.

  • Sunglasses and a Box

    July 5, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Those sunglasses! That box! Are the white boots on, too?

    Rhonda accessorizes like a boss!

    Like a boss, Casey, tells him to.

  • Outside Disney Parade

    July 5, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    So, did Rhonda qualify for a spot in the parades put on outside of Disney or not? I bet not. Even the central Florida Nazi wannabees hate Rhonda. They hate Rhonda no matter how hard Rhonda tries to impress them, and no matter how much Rhonda strives to join their ranks. That is why Rhonda made his own guard thingie, so Rhonda can march outside Disney with them, having been shunned by the real wannabee Nazis.

  • Cheesy Floridan

    July 5, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    I wish we knew what most of the State of Florida thinks of this guy.

  • Cheesy Floridan

    July 5, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    I have never onced compared the State of Florida to New Hampshire. We have gators they don’t. We have hurricanes and I don’t think they get those. He is talking out his butt saying Florida compares themselves to New Hampshire. I can’t wait until he is no longer our gov. and definitely don’t want him as the president.

  • lambda

    July 5, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Parades that we are seeing and I hope it will be nice to see here and I feel like there are some states that we have done here with that.

  • NewHampshire

    July 6, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Sinking poll numbers? He just went even in other states and got 51 endorsements from NH legislature. Most people don’t yet even know him. But you liberals want Trump because you know he’ll be in jail by then and your guy will win the general. Your lack of criticism of Trump is very telling. Ron is a saint.

    • Joe

      July 6, 2023 at 3:19 pm

      There are well over 400 members of the NH legislature, so cherrypicking a few sycophants from the bunch is no great accomplishment.
      Lil Ronnie D the pipsqueak drops a little farther whenever a new group of voters gets to know him.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 6, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      This is a post about Rhonda, so comments are about Rhonda. Maybe check posts about Trump for Trump oriented remarks from the peanut gallery.

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