Poll: Ron DeSantis at 11% with GOP women nationally

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In better news, 15% of men support the Governor.

A new national poll points to the same old gender gap for Ron DeSantis in the 2024 GOP presidential race.

The survey from Fairleigh Dickinson University shows the Florida Governor has just 11% support in next year’s Primaries among women, as compared to 15% among men. All told, he’s at 13% with people who are firmly committed to his choice.

DeSantis is far behind former President Donald Trump, who has 55% support overall: 52% of women, and 59% of men.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence are each at 5% among committed voters. Christie is at 6% among women, while Pence is at 5% with female voters.

Others are further back, and 13% don’t know who they will support.

When leaners are in the equation, the numbers are a little more favorable for DeSantis. The Governor has 15% overall support: 17% of men, and just 13% of women.

He’s still way behind Trump, however, who has 58% support when leaners are factored in.

This is just the latest survey to denote DeSantis’ difficulties with women voters, after his administration pushed a six-week abortion ban this year, as well as legislation banning permanent alimony in divorce agreements.

In an Echelon Insights survey conducted between July 24 and July 27, the Florida Governor is behind both Trump and Vivek Ramaswamy with women who intend to vote in the 2024 Republican presidential nominating contests.

Just 12% of the 217 women polled prefer DeSantis, putting him behind Trump (54%) and Ramaswamy (17%).

A survey of 262 Republican women conducted by The Economist and YouGov between July 22 and July 25 revealed a dismal 13% of women backing the Governor. In that poll, Trump had the support of 55% of women, but Ramaswamy only had 5%, so DeSantis was still in second place among female Republican voters.

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.

A July Civiqs survey revealed 63% of women disapprove of the Florida Governor, with 60% of female independent voters and 93% of Democratic women against him. With Republican women, DeSantis had just 18% disapproval against 65% approval, however.

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


  • Tjb

    August 10, 2023 at 9:45 am

    Perhaps playing “ Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart at Ron’s campaign events will help with this poll. Perhaps Beck’s song “ I’m a loser, baby, so why don’t you kill me?” will be a better choice. His campaign has shot itself in its foot.

  • Michael K

    August 10, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Gee, I wonder why women overwhelmingly reject Ron?

    Look at what just happened in Ohio – you know, where Ron claims his ‘working class” roots – to see why.

    • Karolyn

      August 11, 2023 at 11:59 am

      My opinion is his connection to the Republican Establishment, which are Rhinos. I like how he Governed Florida; he won’t clean house if he is beholden to the GOP Establishment

  • Joe

    August 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Sorry Lil Ronnie, all the white online bros in America can’t keep your campaign afloat at this point… Bye pipsqueak!

  • Miami guy

    August 10, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Those women should be sterilized from having children.

    • AJ

      August 10, 2023 at 3:06 pm

      That should actually be you, little one. Nice try tho. 🥴🤡

  • Cj

    August 12, 2023 at 2:03 am

    We need to unite behind Trump because we have to win this election. They’re trying to jail Trump for talking about an election where there’s proof the whole time but there’s serious findings through courts and police departments this week came out showing fraud. They want to jail him for a phone call going over the Georgia number saying How can you count these 30,000 dead people you have the votes don’t count the dead people I win put them in jail for bringing it up. They wanna jail him for having documents from the Russia Russia Russia investigation that he declassified had the right to has the presidential records act and the eight President Biden signed an executive order to remove President Trump’s declassification abilities how the hell he did that and how that’s legal so that means no president should have one document Trump could go in and declassify Obama and then have him arrested the next day. Do you know how stupid this is. What’s going on is amazing. We need to stop it. We need to tell this country. It’s not going to be allowed. Clean house 45/47

    • Rocco

      August 12, 2023 at 10:09 am

      Everyone who Thinks Trump is going to jail . Look up Federal statute 18 us 3056. Then tell me if you think it will be easy to incarcerate a past President?

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