New national polls find Ron DeSantis with single-digit support in GOP presidential primary
Ron DeSantis. Image via Never Back Down

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The polls are weaker for the Governor than the national average, which shows him backed by 15% of Republicans.

Two fresh national surveys suggest that Ron DeSantis may still be struggling to connect with GOP Primary voters.

A Redfield & Wilton poll conducted Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 shows DeSantis 56 points behind former President Donald Trump among 605 respondents.

“Among likely Republican Primary voters, 65% say they would vote for Trump to be the Republican Party’s nominee, with Vivek Ramaswamy (10%) the only other candidate in double figures. 9% say they would vote for Ron DeSantis while 6% are undecided,” the pollster asserts.

DeSantis does best with Gen X voters, of whom 13% back him. Gen Y voters, meanwhile, pose the question “Why DeSantis?” Only 5% of that cohort backs the Governor.

Regionally, DeSantis is strongest in the South, with 10% support. Midwesterners are less enthusiastic, meanwhile, with 6% leaning toward the Florida Governor.

The latest survey from Rasmussen Polls, meanwhile, also shows DeSantis struggling and far behind Trump in single digits, but at least he’s in a tie for second place.

“45% of Likely Republican primary voters would vote for Trump if the primary were held today, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would each get nine percent (9%) of the vote.”

These polls are weaker for DeSantis than the national average from Race to the White House, which pegs the Trump lead as 53% to 15% for the Florida Governor.

The same website has Trump dominating the race for delegates, with 2,245 projected compared to just 126 for DeSantis. If the race narrows to two people after Nevada votes, DeSantis could have as many as 226 delegates though.

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Richard Russell

    September 9, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    That poll is about correct – Ronny baby should have stayed home and focused on making Florida even better. For instance, not opening the flood gates by allowing Mosaic to increase their dirty toxic mining operations and spreading their outfall onto our highways. That $500,000 won’t be enough to beat Trump, will it? Legacy should matter and our waters are more valuable for humans and marine life than any perks from Mosaic.

    • Earl Pitts American

      September 10, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      Good afternoon America,
      Redfield and Wilton is a polling business ran by Dook 4 Brains RINO’s who are happy to let Democrats run the country and remain the irrelevant powerless party of men with no gonads who never get anything done but more importantly never get blaimed for anything. Also they never get called transphobe homophobe or any of the various “phobes”.
      But enough of the backstory.
      Redfield and Wilton’s polling results are about as usefull as that tissue you flushed this morning after your “big movement”.
      Thank you America,
      *VOTE DESANTIS 2024 & 2028*

      • Albert Dullton

        September 11, 2023 at 9:12 am

        After a through read of all the posters airing there “feelings” about the reported polling results along with some mindfull thinking about it, I say Mr. Pitts, is the one and only poster bringing the truth.
        A large number of liars does not make anything true. Does anyone else feel that way?
        Or can you be manipulated from what you know to be true by a group of liars. And further more how many liars does it take for you to change your mind and join the group of liars?

      • Joe

        September 11, 2023 at 2:05 pm

        Did any of your mother’s children survive childbirth, Earl? And if so, did they all become pedophiles like you?

  • My Take

    September 9, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    “Thoroughly unlikable” —Jennifer Rubin

  • Thomas Kaspar

    September 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 46% of Americans disapprove (-1) and 38% approve (+2) of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President.

    • Margaret Chrisawn

      September 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, we know the polls have not been especially kind to President Biden. However, he is still the President and Dr. Jill is still the First Lady, which is something that MiniMussolini and Tacky-O will never ever be.

      And for that fact I am eternally grateful.

      • Silly Wabbit

        September 11, 2023 at 4:40 pm

        You good.

    • Ocean Joe

      September 9, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      Tommy, I’m not a big fan of Biden. But all the GOP offers are cretans mired in the ’50s who think separation of church and state is a bad thing, that government should tell a woman what to do with her body, that climate change is a hoax, that guns have nothing to do with the highest deathrate by firearms in the world, and that there’s nothing another budget busting tax break for the wealthy wont cure.

      It’s more cow bells for Ron, but please send him your money.

    • Michael K

      September 9, 2023 at 5:05 pm

      What about, what about, what about?

  • Sqoo

    September 9, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    The polls “suggest” that he “may” be struggling to connect with primary voters? Pretty sure that is a well known fact at this point.

  • Michael K

    September 9, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Americans look to what DeSantis has done TO Florida and conclude, “No thanks.” He’s done everything for himself and Casey – nothing FOR Floridians.

    He will join Scott Walker in the ash heap of history, but the destruction and damage he has inflicted will take years to correct. So much seething hate and anger. His billionaire masters must be delighted. Average, decent people, not so much.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 9, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    one, two three, you’re out of there, game over. maybe desantis will understand a baseball metaphor.

  • My Take

    September 9, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    A disgusting redneck bully.
    For county council in some bigoted backwater? Sure, maybe.
    For leader of the US and thus the Free World?
    No way.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 9, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    people don’t seem to give biden enough credit. remember , the ball trump handed off to him was greasy and flat. with that in mind, he has done great.

  • Cheesy Floridian

    September 10, 2023 at 1:24 am

    I hope the country can see how bad Florida has become under DeSantis Rule. The extremely shady stuff him and his lackeys are doing. It’s hard to know if people pay attention. I don’t trust the polls

    • Donna Smithley

      September 10, 2023 at 2:42 pm

      Yeah, really bad, we were one of very few states that didn’t lock down our kids and keep them out of school during the pandemic. We were one of few states that was completely locked down, thanks to de Santis. He takes care of us when hurricanes hit here. Where do you live? Does your governor care about you?

      • Beverly Brevity

        September 11, 2023 at 4:46 pm

        This makes no sense:
        “…we were one of the very few states that didn’t lock down our kids and keep them out of school” and “We were one of the few states that was completely locked down.”
        Please proof read before you post.
        Also, we did lock down our schools. Obviously you have no school-age children, and no memory to speak of either.

  • John Barron

    September 10, 2023 at 9:37 am

    No one wants Meatball and Leona!!!

  • It’s “Jeb!” All Over Again 🙂

    September 10, 2023 at 11:10 am

    There are two types of people: folks who think he can be president, and those who’ve actually met him.

  • JD

    September 10, 2023 at 11:25 am

    And how can this national spanking be translated at the state level? And have the radioactive fallout be applied to the enablers they call the Florida Senate and House of Representative GOP?

  • My Take

    September 10, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Personally and politically repulsive Ronnie, the Radioactive-Roàdways Republican, the “Granny to the Graveyard” anti-masker, the Woke Weirdo.
    Why how could he poll so low?

  • Sandra from

    September 10, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Ronnie’s been a loser since the day he entered the race. He’s dug such a grave for Floridians with his behind-the-scenes legislation, it’s going to take years to undo. He spent millions of taxpayer dollars on his Disney lawsuit, which is still ongoing. I believe he’s been the worst governor Florida’s ever had.

  • My Take

    September 10, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Try to imagine Amerìca under his fascìsm.
    A quack ŕunning the CDC would just be the staŕt of it.


    September 10, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    ” the racists call him a racist”. Can you imagine him fighting with Xi, or Putin? He is as ugly on the outside as the inside. Poor dude doesn’t have a friend anywhere. He is so ugly inside and outside. He is pitiful.

    • My Take

      September 10, 2023 at 10:24 pm

      I’ve wondered why some coven of good wiccans hasn’t turned him into a toad, or a troll. Then I thught maybe they’ve tried. And half succeeded. Ppl

  • My Take

    September 12, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    But he can’t quit.
    For Trump may well fall.

  • Pete

    September 13, 2023 at 10:24 am

    So, are we to believe that this Biden poll is accurate and the DeSantis poll is utter BS? Made by the same pollster, correct?

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