New poll shows Donald Trump lead over Ron DeSantis is ‘the highest yet’

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The Governor is 49 points behind, having lost half his support from polling in April.

Polling of the Republican presidential race continues to show a widening gap between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.

In a new TIPP Insights survey, the former President leads the Florida Governor by nearly 50 points, with 60% for Trump and 11% for DeSantis. A memo highlighting the results calls Trump’s lead over the Governor “the highest yet.”

DeSantis has lost more than half his support from the spring. In April, Trump’s lead was 47% to 23% over the Governor.

The Florida Governor now has a slender lead over third place Vivek Ramaswamy, who has 9% support in the survey of 509 Republican voters conducted between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. Meanwhile, Mike Pence’s 6% is good for fourth place, with no other candidate above 3%.

In terms of electability, DeSantis does marginally better than he did in the preference poll, with 13% of respondents seeing the Governor as most electable. However, Trump is seen as the most electable candidate by 56% of those surveyed.

Other recent polling tells a similar story of DeSantis struggling to connect.

Redfield & Wilton poll conducted Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 shows DeSantis 56 points behind Trump, 65% to 9%. In that survey, DeSantis is in third place; Ramaswamy has 10% support.

The latest survey from Rasmussen Polls, meanwhile, also shows DeSantis struggling and far behind Trump in single digits, with 9% support, 36 points behind Trump. In that survey, Chris Christie is tied with DeSantis in second place.

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% over 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

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • M. Mouse

    September 11, 2023 at 11:45 am

    A soon-to-be convicted felon holds a record lead over our incredible shrinking governor! Two real cartoon characters in a big sad cartoon!
    Squeak! Squeak!

  • Richard Russell

    September 11, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Every other legitimate America First running for the nomination should immediately drop out and endorsed Donald J Trump. Any remaining in the race should be targeted for what they are: career politicians. We NEED TERM LIMITS ON ALL POLITICIANS – IN AMERICA IT WAS MEANT AS A CALLING, NOT A PROFESSION!

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 11, 2023 at 4:34 pm

      You kwazy.

  • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

    September 11, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Good mornting America,
    TIPP Insights is yet another Dook 4 Brains polling business which profited from building Trump up and under reporting America’s next POTUS “The Ronald”.
    Its amazing how gulliable the general public is.
    Thank you America

  • Joe

    September 11, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Everybody hates Ron!

    • My Take

      September 12, 2023 at 12:13 pm

      The angels smile at Rhondy’s failures.
      They are not allowed to laugh at misfortune.
      But they can smile.

  • My Take

    September 11, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Ron begins to resemble Roehm in more and more ways.

  • My Take

    September 11, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    ĢOPers prefer shiny golden garbage over shàbby trash.

    • Ima Person

      September 13, 2023 at 3:02 pm

      From stairway to heaven, “all that glitters is not gold!”

  • Del Boca Vista

    September 11, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    sooner than later the Fl. legislature is going to realize RD is a lame duck.

  • Michael K

    September 12, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    To put it another way, Ron & Casey are at their lowest – but we all know they will sink to even deeper and lower depths of depravity.

  • Biscuit

    September 13, 2023 at 11:32 am

    GOP poll: 60% morons, 11% idiots.
    Stupid humans.

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