Poll: Ron DeSantis has less than 20% support in Texas

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Trump is above 50%.

A new poll shows Ron DeSantis with less than 20% support in Texas.

The Defend Texas Liberty PAC Texas Statewide 2024 Likely Republican June Issue Poll, conducted by CWS Research, finds the Governor with just 19% support.

That is 4 points down from the May Issue Poll.

Former President Donald Trump leads the field, with 51% support, up 4 points from the previous survey.

All told, DeSantis is 8 points further back over the course of one month.

Texas is a two-man race in this survey. Former Vice President Mike Pence is in a distant third place with 5%.

Former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley has 4%, followed by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.S. Rep. Will Hurd of Texas and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, all of whom have 3% support.

Author Vivek Ramaswamy (2%) and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (1%) close out the candidates with measurable support, with 10% undecided.

In Texas, the Governor consolidates support from the Trump alternatives in a hypothetical two-way race, taking 32% and gaining 13 points. Trump only musters 53% support, up 2 points from the crowded field.

Other polling has also shown a lopsided race. In a hypothetical two-way Primary, a May Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation survey shows Trump up over DeSantis, 57% to 36%.

DeSantis brought his campaign to Texas last month, calling attention yet again to undocumented immigrants entering at the Mexican border.

He vowed to use “deadly force” via the U.S. military when asked during a news conference after his campaign event, saying that if some “cartel operatives” got “dropped,” it would change their attitude. He was asked about incursions into Mexico but did not answer that part of the question directly.

The Governor also spent days in the state fundraising last month, in Midland on June 7, then Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston on June 8, and The Woodlands and Austin on June 9.

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


  • PeterH

    July 7, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Republican supporters of Ron DeSantis flushed $20 million dollars down the toilet last quarter!

    Worry not ….. more money will be wasted on this deplorable in the coming months.

  • ali

    July 7, 2023 at 9:46 am

    He is not for the USA. He is in it for Satin. He is destroying his own children’s futures along with millions of others. THEN HIS WIFE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT CONTROL THE CHILDREN… BUT THAT IS WHAT HE IS TRYING to DO.

  • Cut your losses

    July 7, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Overt, brutish authoritarianism is not appealing to even a quarter of Republicans, let alone Americans as a whole. Too late to change your brand during this cycle, Ron Dion.

    • My Take

      July 7, 2023 at 11:46 am

      DeSSgustus — just a hateful clown.

      With a fan base of same.

  • Cave Johnson

    July 7, 2023 at 11:28 am

    I love DeSantis, arguably the best of 50 governors. But I feel that his running now is premature. Conservative folks feel that 2020 was rigged and their votes stolen, so this is Trumps’ time. Trying to send a message.

    DeSantis and Trump would be incredible allies and it pains me to see them on opposite sides.

    • Ocean Joe

      July 7, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      After Fox agreed to pay $786,000,000 for pushing election lies rather than face a jury you’d think “conservatives” would realize the only thing stolen was their common sense.

      Even Desantis has said Trump’s a proven loser. So is Desantis a liar? Who is the liar? As usual, it’s Donald Trump. He laughs himself to sleep every night over your ‘loyalty.’

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 7, 2023 at 2:39 pm

      DeSantis is arguably the best of 50 governors? Let’s hear your arguments for how DeSantis a better governor than Gov Greg Abbott in Texas and Gov Kristi Noem in whichever Dakota, and considering Noem, it MUST be South Dakota.

      I definitely prefer Noem’s stripper hair, but that doesn’t have anything to do with governance.

      Abbott has only one leg and is in a wheelchair, but again, that has nothing to do with governance.

      So, Cave Johnson, let’s hear your arguments for how DeSantis is a better gov than Abbot and Noem, please.

      Thanks in advance!

  • My Take

    July 7, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Imagine, being too arrogant and pushy for TEXAS!

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 7, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    I am surprised Rhonda isn’t doing better in Texas considering the warrants taken out in Texas on the Rhonda Administration for Human Trafficking. That should give Rhonda a bump among GOP Trump voting types.

  • Normalizing for height

    July 7, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    Normalizing candidate support based on candidate height, Ron’s support increases from 20% to something around 50%

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