New Fox News poll points to trouble for Ron DeSantis in Primary, General Elections

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Another national survey presents bad news for the Florida Governor's White House hopes.

A new national poll shows trouble for Ron DeSantis, not just in the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary but also in a General Election.

The Fox News survey conducted between Sept. 9 and 12 shows DeSantis in second place in the Primary, but 47 points behind Donald Trump. The former President has 60%, with DeSantis’ 13% putting him 2 points ahead of Vivek Ramaswamy.

DeSantis is 10 points further behind Trump than he was in the August poll, which showed a 53% to 16% spread.

When second-choice polling is considered, Ramaswamy is holding his own with DeSantis there as well.

Both men are the top second pick of the 406 Republicans surveyed, each with 25% support, with Mike Pence and Trump each the top second choice of 10% and Nikki Haley at 9%.

In August, DeSantis was the top second choice of 26% of those polled, with Ramaswamy at 17%, again showing that voters are cooling on the Governor.

The erosion of support from the GOP base is reflected in hypothetical General Election polling, which shows that DeSantis performs worst of all candidates against President Joe Biden in the popular vote among the 1,016 people polled.

Biden bests DeSantis, 47% to 44%. Biden also is ahead of South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (44% to 43%) and Chris Christie (42% to 41%).

Meanwhile, Trump leads Biden, 48% to 46%. Haley is also 2 points up on Biden (45% to 43%). Ramaswamy and Pence are each 1 point ahead of the President.

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


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

    September 15, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Good mornting America,
    As you all suspected Fox accepted a full tefund with interest for that couple of million they paid to that voting machine maker. As it appears this fake Fox poll is what they got the refund for.
    All you grandparrents enjoying life in your My Slippers down there in The Villages be aware this Fox poll is fake…just ignore it and continue your 100% support for The Next POTUS Ron “The Ronald” Desantis.
    Thank you Grandpa and a very special from the heart of Earl thank you to all the Hot Grannys down there in The Villages,
    Earl “Your Muffin Man” Pitts American

    • JD

      September 15, 2023 at 1:55 pm

      Good to see you’re embracing your octogenarian swinger lifestyle there in the new Redneck Rivera of the Villages Billy AKA Gary Burbank AKA Earl Shitts for Pitts.

      Because you know good family values of Ron DeSantis needs those voters – along with the only place in Florida that had actual voting fraud.

      Keep up the good work.

      JD – the voice of logic and independents (and independent thinkers) in FL.

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

        September 15, 2023 at 8:58 pm

        Thanks JD its good to have your support,
        I’m setting up another hen party for all the hot Mama’s at The Villages HOA Ballroom like the one we had to kick off The Ronald’s campaign. JD a lot of the ladies are asking for you by your show name “Hot Willie” can I pencil you in as a part of the entertainment? And JD they are requesting you bring both the chickin suit and the naughty cowboy costume again.
        JD pick up another 24 can case of the whipped cream tall cans on your way down. We are set for next Saturday Noon until….while all the husbands are all watching football.
        As you requested the ladies are all going to have 500. each in 10 dollar bills. You were right all those 1 dollar bills were a pain to count and all the bank tellers knew we were Hot Bod Male “Hen Party” Dancers when we went to the bank with all those 1 dollar bills in Crown Royal bags.
        Get ready to make some money my man.
        Thanks JD,

        • JD

          September 15, 2023 at 9:52 pm

          Wild Man Walker and Eddie Fingers were right about you – total sleaze trying to come off like a class act Burbank.

          Robin Wood was too much a class act to say anything bad about anyone.

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

            September 15, 2023 at 10:03 pm

            Thanks Jd,
            While I’m not really sure where you are going with that post, but it really dosent matter as long as you show up to entertain the ladies at the hen party. There’s lots of money to be made and we can go to a bar to talk politics after the hen party if you want.

        • Silly Wabbit

          September 16, 2023 at 11:03 am

          Even kwazier.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 16, 2023 at 11:02 am

      You kwazy.

  • Richard Russell

    September 15, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Ronny, its not too late, to drop out and contribute your war chest to Donald Trump

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

      September 15, 2023 at 10:45 am

      Good mornting Richard,
      You have the basic concept but backwards. I already have an agreement with The Donald that once the desperate Dook 4 Brains Leftists reach the tipping point of no return in their fantisy of running against Trump and winning again I, Earl Pitts American, will make “The Call Heard Around The World” to Trump advising him to drop out of the POTUS race for *fill in the blank reasons*____________________, and tell his base to vote Desantis.
      Richard I, Earl Pitts American, care about you which is why I gave you a little peek into the future. Feel free to share this information with your family and friends Richard.
      You are welcome Richard,

      • Silly Wabbit

        September 16, 2023 at 11:04 am

        Kwaziest evew.

  • PeterH

    September 15, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    Ronnie….. it’s not too late to drop out and find gainful employment in an arena that doesn’t include the government nipple. Your days of grifting other people’s money is over.

  • My Take

    September 15, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Everyone is yelling, “LOSER! LOSER!”
    But DeSScamus can’t seem to hear.

  • JD

    September 15, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Schadenfreude of the FL populace is almost physical.

  • tom palmer

    September 15, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    uh, what part of over doesn’t the little man understand.?

  • My Take

    September 15, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    I’m sure he does not want to face the mocking laughter at quiting.
    And Trump still may very well fall.

    • My Dad's Son

      September 15, 2023 at 8:43 pm

      If Trump fails in his bid for the U.S. presidency then the most likely successor to his bid for that presidency is Nikki Haley

      • My Take

        September 15, 2023 at 9:38 pm

        That was my guess too.

  • Michael K

    September 16, 2023 at 12:01 am

    Will Hurd would be a much better candidate – but he’s far too level-headed, smart, and reasonable, to lead a party led by the likes of Marjorie Taylor Green and her sidekick Matt Gaetz, who think stupid performative stunts is governing.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 16, 2023 at 7:39 am

    odds would say that fox news has to get something right at least once. this is the once

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