Rasmussen poll: Ron DeSantis at 13% support in GOP Primary

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This is below the 19% the Governor has in the 'Race to the White House' polling average.

A new poll from a pollster friendly to Donald Trump, shows trouble for Ron DeSantis in the 2024 presidential race.

A Rasmussen survey conducted from July 18 through July 20 of 1,031 likely voters shows DeSantis 44 points behind the former President. Trump has 57% support, with DeSantis at 13%.

Unlike some polls that show a surge from lower-tier candidates, this one shows the Governor clearly in second place. He’s ahead of former Vice President Mike Pence (5%), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (5%), U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina (4%), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (4%), former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (4%) and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy (3%).

DeSantis, who has noted there is no such thing as a national Primary, professes to have no interest in “juicing the polls.”

“I’m running to win in January and February,” he said during an interview on “Fox News Tonight” earlier this month, as he espoused a “three yards and a cloud of dust” approach to the campaign.

The Race to the White House polling average is friendlier to DeSantis than the Rasmussen poll. Trump has 52% support, DeSantis 19%, Ramaswamy 6% and Pence 5%.

Meanwhile, Race to the White House predicts that if state-level nominating contests were held today, Trump would win all 50 states. Trump would have 2,134 delegates, with DeSantis at 241.

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


  • Elon X

    July 24, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    I am reminded of a famous quote from Mark Twain/Samuel Clemons in regard to the general subject of dishonesy ” Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics”.
    Twain/Clemons was listing the three items from bad to progressivly worse. In todays political arena we must add a new and final item as the worst of all. “Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics, and Political Polling”.

    • Jay Smif

      July 24, 2023 at 1:07 pm

      Everyone hates pudgy fascist Ron DeSantis, and his arrogance and general sleaze factor will be the end of him.

      It’s a shame that he ordered the corrupt FL Legislature to change state laws to make it where he didn’t have to resign to run – and get humiliated on the national stage.

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  • PeterH

    July 24, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    It should be noted that Rasmussen is a conservative polling tool with no alliance to Trump.

    An interesting side note in this polling of Republicans is the fact that if you enumerate all the polling not associated with Trump in this poll the total is 38% …. add this to 57% and you’re only left with 5% undecided Republican voter.

    The question remains ….. Will these statistics change dramatically if Trump is again indicted? If so, which Republican candidate will be the beneficiary of the Trump voters?

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 24, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Rhonda’s got the “cloud of dust” part of his campaign strategery going exceptionally well, but he’s still 3 yards short of … home plate? Was it a baseball analogy? Rhonda seems confused and despite blowing wads of cash by the millions, Rhonda’s still coming up short. Very, very short.

    • My Take

      July 25, 2023 at 12:46 am

      Rhonda’s still coming up short. Very, very short
      It’s his very nature.

  • Joe

    July 24, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Rasmussen has developed a clear partisan bias and should no longer be referenced as a meaningful polling organization.

  • Michael K

    July 24, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Turns out the governor has very expensive tastes, burning tons of cash on private jets, fancy hotels and inexperienced “personnel.”

    His cruelty, indifference, arrogance, racism and bigotry is a huge turnoff to all but a tiny sliver of die-hard MAGAts looking for “trump-lite,” while the rest seem to prefer the real thing.

  • Rick From CT

    July 25, 2023 at 1:16 am

    Republicans are vermin the next election will prove that.

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