Ron DeSantis drops to third place in GOP presidential prediction market

Ramaswamy's ahead. And Tim Scott isn't far behind.

Ron DeSantis continues to face perception challenges during his campaign “reboot.”

The latest example? The Republican Governor is now in third place in one prediction market tracking the GOP presidential race. And he isn’t too far out of fourth place.

According to PredictIt, a “Yes” share for DeSantis is priced at just 17 cents Saturday morning. While he’s still considered to be a better bet than South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (12 cents), he’s more of a longshot than entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy (19 cents) and Donald Trump (57 cents).

Interestingly, the fifth best bet isn’t even an active candidate, possibly reflecting the erosion of perception surrounding the DeSantis campaign. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is priced at six cents, and is seen as a better bet than the rest of the GOP field.

While Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is an active candidate, he doesn’t rate in this market. However, a Yes share for Sen. Marco Rubio is priced at one cent, even though he’s not an active candidate.

Interestingly given Ramaswamy’s surge in the Primary pool, he doesn’t rate in the overall market for the Presidential race. DeSantis is tied for third there with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, with a Yes share for each priced at 12 cents. President Joe Biden leads all options, with a Yes at 42 cents. Trump is at 30 cents.

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Jill identifies as Casey

    July 29, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Jill Casey Ramaswami…hmmm💕💕💕

    • Angry resident

      July 29, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      Rhonda has rigged everything in Florida for himself and his cronies, while the average resident is left to fend for their homeowners insurance policies and rates, which are rising faster than the temperature in Florida. If Rhonda took care of the residents of Florida like he claims it would live up to it’s nickname, the SUNSHINE STATE!!! He rigged the legislature with threats to change the Florida law, so he didn’t have to resign as governor to run for president, now he is governing in absentia. He and his lovely family don’t have to worry about where they have to live until after his term is up as governor. Freeloader!!!!

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        July 30, 2023 at 12:17 pm

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  • Jill Casey Newsome

    July 29, 2023 at 10:46 am

    DeSantis tied for THIRD with a person NOT running for President

    • oops

      July 30, 2023 at 12:57 am

      Desantis, going…….going…………

      “You get no bread with one meatball.”

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 29, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Will Rhonda call a grand jury to look into why his campaign does not work? He called a grand jury to look into Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Those do work. What did RHonda’s little “Look at Me” grand jury ever uncover about Pfizer and Moderna vaccines? Nothing at all.

    Rhonda vax grand jury was just another of Rhonda’s wastes of taxpayer money, just like Rhonda current campaign which, while claiming a Presidential ambition, is really nothing more than Rhonda’s continued anti-vax campaign.

    LOL @ Rhonda who didn’t even believe Covid existed, yet Rhonda continues to milk Covid even today.

  • Ocean Joe

    July 29, 2023 at 11:17 am

    One cent for Marco strikes me as overgenerous.

  • Need more GOP Primary candidates

    July 29, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    The GOP needs more primary candidates, but not because none of them are any good at all.

    I want there to be more candidates so there are even more place numbers for Rhonda to fall through before he ultimately and inevitably lands in last place.

  • Harold Eilers

    July 29, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    DeSantass lies then skips right over it. The FDLE flew up to Boston on July 3, 2023. Reason special investigation they could not talk about. Word is they were security for. DeSantass’s speech . If this is so his campaign fund has to pay for it. Takes a big chunk out unless you charge it to the State of Florida. Need to watch his “tricks” closer.”

  • BigRoy7

    July 29, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Well, let the burn 🔥 down being, the 45 or ex president and his clone, the Governor in absolute absent of his duties, will fall with a slow fast fall, as time goes on. Wait and watch, it’s coming their way!

  • My Take

    July 29, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    To know him is to dislike him.
    Keep campaigning, Ron!

  • Kenneth L Gallaher

    July 30, 2023 at 9:09 am

    The GOP has no viable 2024 candidate.

    • Paul

      July 30, 2023 at 10:30 am

      Unfortunatly neither do the dems.

      • Prisoner #2024

        July 30, 2023 at 11:37 am

        We don’t have to win, we have to not lose.

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          July 31, 2023 at 11:09 am

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    • Dont Say FLA

      July 30, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      That’s because every GOP who could be a viable 2024 candidate realizes they would never make it through the primary where GOP voters decide who they want to run for President on the GOP ticket. The voters are the problem, but Ronald Reagan enabled Rupert Murdoch (and now others) to manufacture these GOP voters, so the blame goes all around in an infinite loop that nobody knows how to exit. That loop is going to consume the GOP and ultimately lead to the GOP’s crash and exit.

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    July 30, 2023 at 12:35 pm


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  • Earl Pitts "Most Loved Most Hated" American

    July 30, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Good evening America,
    I have demanded a recount as there can be no way the former mini-mart manager, Apu, can be ahead of Desantis.
    I know we all loved Apu before he changed his name to Vivek but get serious America Apu never was “Presidential material”
    Thank you America,

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 30, 2023 at 7:42 pm

      Bud dad, there’s no telling what’s going to happen up at the mini-mart. There’s no telling who will come into the mini-mart or what they’re going to do. Managing the mini-mart, that is real managerial experience. Every day, rather, every NIGHT, it was an adventure in management.

      Ron DeSantis’ management experience is that of preaching to the choir. He “managed” a government of super majority come alongs. No matter what he said he wanted to do, everybody just went along and amplified his wants. Ron never had to convince anybody of anything as Florida’s governor. Not even once. That job counts for nothing, in practical terms, when it comes to executive experience. It’s not like being CEO when there’s competition. Florida is a state that stands alone based purely on geography. There’s no competition, so if there’s no internal friction, like how Ron has it, there’s no leadership required.

      • Earl Pitts "Most Loved Most Hated" American

        July 30, 2023 at 8:02 pm

        You make some very valid points my genious offspring. Apu and I had planned another way to step up for him and his entire family still in India. We were arrainging financing on that ramshakle No-Tell Motel on the southside of Springfield. Intended to clean it up and bring his whole family over from India to run it.
        Then Apu tells me he’s changing his name to Vivek and do basically the same thing with the White House.
        Actually not a bad idea we could make Trillons per month renting out White House rooms over night. The first candidate for President running to take possesion of The White House and rent it out in a nightly basis.
        Apu is a total genious.

  • Peggy

    July 30, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    His political future died the moment he signed that abortion ban.

  • Ron Identifies as Governor

    July 31, 2023 at 8:50 am

    How much longer does the Florida state legislature plan to let Ron DeSantis continue to identify as Florida’s Governor?

    Ron is a Governor Impersonator, aka Drag Governor, paid by Florida taxpayers while he charters private jets all over the country for his campaign staff which is just his jet setting illegal immigrants now that he can’t afford the Nazis anymore.

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