Poll: Fewer than 1 in 4 women approve of Ron DeSantis
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Female adults are twice as likely to disapprove of the Governor as they are to approve of him.

New polling shows fewer than 1 in 4 women approve of Ron DeSantis, and that women are twice as likely to disapprove of him than regard him favorably.

A Yahoo! News survey conducted between July 13 and July 17 shows just 24% of the U.S. adult women polled approve of DeSantis, with 48% disapproving.

Meanwhile, a “very unfavorable” read is the runaway winner in this poll, with 38% of the female respondents taking that position.

This survey joins a growing list of polls in which women reject DeSantis, whose administration pushed a six-week abortion ban this year, as well as legislation banning permanent alimony for women.

A survey conducted earlier this month by The Economist and YouGov shows DeSantis with 29% approval against 45% disapproval among women.

A June Civiqs survey reveals 63% of women disapprove of the Florida Governor, with 60% of female independent voters and 93% of Democratic women against him.

It’s not all bad news for DeSantis with women in this most recent poll, however. Though some polls show a gender gap among women in the 2024 Republican Primary polling for the Governor against Donald Trump, DeSantis actually does almost as well with female voters as with men in that hypothetical.

Among women, DeSantis trails Trump 49% to 22%, with 16% of respondents “not sure” and 5% backing former Vice President Mike Pence. Other names are below that threshold.

Among men, the Governor trails Trump 48% to 26%, with 8% of men “not sure,” 6% backing U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, and 5% backing former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley. Other names are in the low single digits.

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


  • Dont Say FLA

    July 21, 2023 at 11:38 am

    When you’re a quick and little guy, word gets around among the ladies. They already know they’re not interested before Rhonda even makes their move.

  • PeterH

    July 21, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Why would women support a candidate who knowingly promoted and signed legislation to infringe upon their human right to seek a private health care decision with a doctor?

    DeSantis is done ….. stick a fork in him. Republicans need to send all their disposable income to Trump who will be indicted for his attempted coup any day now!

  • Michael K

    July 21, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Gee, I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that DeSantis’ policies and hostility toward women’s reproductive freedom, his vitriolic and irrational hatred of LGBTQ people, attacks on teachers, using students as cheap political pawns, his anti-science approach to public health, his disdain for Black people, white-washing of American history, and vile treatment of immigrants just might be a turn off to half the population.

    • My Take

      July 22, 2023 at 12:34 am

      Being a redneck bully, he may remind a lot of women of a wifebeater.

  • William A Goodman

    July 22, 2023 at 10:23 am

    First line should read “Female adults are three times as likely to disapprove of the Governor as they are to approve of him.”

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