Super PAC backing Francis Suarez complains he’s being excluded from polls
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‘The fact that Mayor Suarez is still being excluded from many polls across the country is a black mark on the process.’

A super PAC supporting Francis Suarez’s White House run says the Miami Mayor’s low polling numbers aren’t due to his lack of popularity but his unfair exclusion from many surveys across the country.

The group might be onto something. Suarez announced Monday that he’d crossed the 40,000 unique donor threshold necessary to make the GOP presidential debate stage on Aug. 23.

It took him less than two months.

“Mayor Suarez’s message of bringing the Miami Model to the rest of the country is obviously resonating,” SOS America PAC spokesperson Chapin Fay said in a statement.

“But the fact (he) is still being excluded from many polls across the country is a black mark on the process, especially now that he has hit the fundraising threshold and is the only Hispanic candidate running. All candidates that have met the fundraising threshold should be included in any poll that the RNC is going to count as qualifying.”

Suarez trails 10 other candidates for the Republican nomination, according to polling aggregator FiveThirtyEight, which shows him resonating with 0.0% of respondents. So far, he’s scored no higher than 1% in any national poll.

His true support is likely higher, Fay said, noting a new poll of likely New Hampshire voters in which 16% of respondents said they were either “undecided” or favored “somebody else” in the GOP field.

The Co/Efficient poll, published Monday, included eight Republican candidates. Suarez was not among them.

“That is 16% of Republican Primary voters looking for someone else to vote for,” Fay said. “Not offering them a full choice of all the candidates running who have qualified for the fundraising threshold is doing a disservice to Republicans across the nation.”

Of note, the New Hampshire poll found former President Donald Trump leading the pack with 43% support, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with 9% each.

FiveThirtyEight, meanwhile, shows Trump with 52% support nationwide, followed by DeSantis at 16% and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy at 7.2%.

Jesse Scheckner

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  • PeterH

    August 8, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    If I was a Presidential candidate on one of the two Republican Primary Klown Buses……and I was polling at 1% or less ….. I wouldn’t want the polling firm to release the statistic!

  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's UnOfficial Real Campaign Manager" American

    August 8, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Good evening Frank Suarez supporters,
    If you dont know by now all early polling is totally controlled by the left I, Earl Pitts American, feel sorry for you and your associates who have to put up with your triffaling foolishness.
    So quit your B’ing & moaning and get to work. Frank Suarez deserves better than what he is getting from you his trusted associates.
    Thank you Frank Suarez supporters.

  • My Take

    August 8, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    How many of the GOP runners notably lean fascist? Any “Freedom” Caucus?
    Any would-be Mussolinis beyond Trump and DeSSantis?

  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's UnOfficial Real Campaign Manager" American

    August 8, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Good evening America,
    I think every one in media, The RNC, and The DNC are totally at a loss as to what to do about Francis Suarez.
    Normal educated rational Americans think that Suarez will be unreliable regardless of their own political affilation.
    1. Theres not much of an upside for either party to run an Hispanic. Hispanics are different from Blacks who will always vote for a black candidate unless the Black candidate is running Republican. Hispanics have no “Hey Hes like me loyality”. Plus Hispanics associate most Hispanic politicians with the monster dictators in their Hispanic countries of origan and Hispanics just did not come to The USA to elect Hispanics…they came here to get away from Hispanic Political Leaders.
    2. The RNC will not trust Suarez because he has no known National voter presense as a true conservative. And being from Miami/Dade along with being unknown prior to running immedieatly gives voters pause due to the high probability of Suarez turning out to be an annoying Dook 4 Brains Rino. Miami/Dade has very little reliable historic record of produceing signaficant numbers of solid Republican leadership in the Florida’s State political arena.
    2. The DNC totally rejects Suarez due to the Republican affilation.
    Honestly I, Earl Pitts American, feel this is a personal milestone Suarez set for himself to have himself and his family historically proud that they had a realitive run for POTUS.
    Anyway he failed to take my advice of doing like Frank Sinatra and changing his perferred name to Frank Saurez. I, Earl Pitts American, am disapointed in Francis because of that.
    Thank you America,

  • Mickey

    August 8, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    This is ridiculous. First,no one knows who you are. You’re just a guy in small town politics….just one of many Mayor’s for some section of south Florida. No one ever took you serious. You’re just a guy trying to get his name out and build a fundraising base for the next race…larger race than Mayor. Of course the polls ignore you! You’re a nobody.

    • My Take

      August 8, 2023 at 11:54 pm

      “small town politics”


    • Devin Archer

      August 9, 2023 at 7:15 am

      Great take on the Suarez situation Mickey. Maybe hes trying to just get name recgonition out there for a future Senate run. But the whole thing is still a little illogical because why then would 40,000 people not be able to see that even giving $1.00 to Suarez is just throwing money away. He cant and wont be president and 40000 people supporting him for an unknown maybe of a future State or National elected office is also illogical.
      Smells like a George Soros backed grand scheme to get his RINO elected in the future to invade the conservatives thru their back door. Still even with wild random guessing the whole Suarez thing does not fit into anything logical. Its kind of a one off ₩TF was Suarez thinking sort of thing.

  • Dont Say FLA

    August 9, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Sorry Francis. Americans have a hard attention limit of two losing clowns per state.

  • The Falls

    August 9, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Francis Suarez, no matter how irrelevant, needs to be mentioned in every poll just so folks will know who Rhonda replaces as dead last.

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