Poll: Ron DeSantis at just 5% support with Republicans under the age of 55

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Older voters are nearly 3 times more likely to back the Florida Governor, meanwhile.

New polling released after the GOP presidential debate shows an age gap when it comes to Ron DeSantis supporters.

A Léger survey conducted Wednesday and Thursday in conjunction with the New York Post shows that while DeSantis has 9% support overall (52 points behind Donald Trump, but in second place nonetheless), there is an age gap.

Voters 54 years old or younger are much less likely to back the Florida Governor’s 2024 bid for the Republican nomination than those 55 and up.

Among voters 18 to 34 years of age, DeSantis’ 5% puts him behind Mike Pence’s 6% and in a tie with Vivek Ramaswamy. Trump is at 58% with this group.

Among voters 35 to 54 years of age, DeSantis is still at 5%, putting him 3 points behind Ramaswamy with that cohort, and 59 points behind Trump’s 64% with this cohort.

Among voters 55 and older, DeSantis is in a much stronger position, with 14% support. While that’s 47 points behind Trump, the Governor is still 10 points ahead of Ramaswamy and Pence with the older crowd.

Interestingly, the poll suggests regional variations in support for DeSantis as well. The Northeast is his weakest area; he has 6% support there. In western states, however, DeSantis has 13% support.

DeSantis is still in second place in the Race to the White House polling average. Trump has 55% support, DeSantis has 14% and Ramaswamy is at 8%.

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


  • My Take

    August 25, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    DeSSlantis is basically a damaged person.
    Most conservatives are antisocialist, of course, but DeSSlantis is àntisociety.
    He hates much of it. And works to hurt it.

  • Michael K

    August 25, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Throw more red meat at the old people and show more cruelty and bigotry toward the young – especially women, people of color, and LGBTQ folk and teachers. Sounds like a winning strategy… in the race to the bottom.

  • Not a surprise

    August 25, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Followed up by an article sharing that DeSantis basically says tough tootsies for couples who can’t afford child care…

  • PeterH

    August 25, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    Today’s Republicans are a dying breed of old white men who shouldn’t be voting and setting the agenda for America’s youth.

  • MH/Duuuval

    August 28, 2023 at 8:25 am

    DeSantis put seniors near the head of the line when COVID shots first became available. (Surprising if many of us can remember that far back.)

    • TJC

      August 28, 2023 at 1:12 pm

      Which was what the CDC, under Anthony Fauci, had recommended.
      Funny how DeSantis wants everyone to forget that.

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