Poll: Vivek Ramaswamy closes in on Ron DeSantis in another GOP Primary poll

Vivek Ramaswamy

Gov. Ron DeSantis has competition for second place in the Republican Presidential race, according to new polling.

The Harvard-Harris Poll, which was in the field Wednesday and Thursday, shows that entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy, with 10% support, is just two points below DeSantis’ 12%.

Both men are far behind first-place Donald Trump, who has majority support in the survey with 52%.

Behind DeSantis and Ramaswamy, other candidates are showing signs of life. Former Vice President Mike Pence has 7% support and former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley has 4%. No other name polled has more than 2%, including Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who is at 0%.

Further evidence that Ramaswamy is emerging as a DeSantis alternative comes in the second choice polling, in which Trump doesn’t participate in Primaries. DeSantis leads with 29%, but Ramaswamy’s 19% is competitive in that hypothetical, with Pence’s 13% good for third in that scenario.

The Harvard-Harris poll is the second in recent days to show a fight for second place. A Kaplan Strategies poll released this week shows Ramaswamy and DeSantis tied for second place with 12% each, with Trump at 48% in that survey.

Though Ramaswamy’s performance in these polls is worth noting, the polling defies the Race to the White House polling average. It shows Trump at 52%, DeSantis at 20%, and Ramaswamy at 6%.

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 22, 2023 at 10:16 am

    The DeSantis Syndicate is in panic mode. The millions of dollars they’ve spent on domestic and international travel to position Ron’s candidacy has failed miserably. It’s finally time to take out the garbage.

    • My Take

      July 22, 2023 at 10:53 pm

      But he cannot quit.
      His condition is dismal.
      But Trump MAY fall.
      And then he mìght overnight be in the catbird seat.

      • Dont Say FLA

        July 23, 2023 at 2:44 pm

        That is the DeSantis Campaign theory, but the reality is Ron is positioning himself as the Rebound Guy.

        Nobody sticks with the rebound guy.

        The rebound guy is always a mistake.


        Rhonda’ only chance is that he is actively Rebound Guy on election day, but that seems unlikely, and he probably won’t even by Rebound Guy at all because Rhonda does nothing but make more and more people be like Nancy Reagan and “Just Say No” to Rhonda.

  • John Barron

    July 23, 2023 at 4:48 am

    Republicans are waking up to the fact that Meatball & Leona (Billary 2.0) are the worst candidates in history!!! Of course Ramswamy is gaining on them!!!

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 23, 2023 at 2:46 pm

      At least you have to listen to some back and forth with Ramswamy before you realize he’s full of it and no solutions.

      Rhonda’s just out in the open, 100% up front with being full of it and having no solutions.

  • Marvin Mouse

    July 23, 2023 at 9:41 am

    We had a middle school teacher with the last name Ramaswamy, she changed her first name to a common Western Hemisphere name, and her last name to Ramsey. She was much more comforatable in her relations with the faculity, staff, students and their parents after blending her name with her geographic location on the planet.
    America is not ready, and may never be ready, to commit to a candidate who failed to change his name to Victor Ramsey.
    You may not agree, but names are still, even in todays pronoun culture, very important for The USA to rally behind a candidate.
    Why do you think there has never been anyone to run for a high level elected office with an Islamic name? No way liberals or conservatives are rallying behind a candidate with an Islamic name. Not even Otis Bin Laden.
    A candidate would need a full change up to Otis Barfield to stand a chance of getting elected.

    • Earl Pitts American

      July 23, 2023 at 11:22 am

      Spot on observation there Marvin,
      The Squad is an outlier because their districts are populated by raciest muzzys who will always vote for the muzzy candidate.
      Believe it or dont but Obama was also an outlier because he hid his muzzy middle name “Husain” from Americans untill after he duped the voting sheeple into electing him.

  • Rhonda's Place

    July 24, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Rhonda has no competition whatsoever for last place. Last place belongs to Rhonda, 100%, and Rhonda is working as hard as they can to put themself in their proper place: That of last.

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