Ron DeSantis shrugs off continued decline in national polls
Are Trump and DeSantis even talking these days?

'I think at the end of the day, it's very fluid.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t worried despite national polls that show him roughly 50 points behind former President Donald Trump.

During an interview on the Fox News Channel’sAmerica Reports,” the Governor downplayed the importance of a fresh Fox News poll showing Trump ahead of him 60% to 13%, and a Quinnipiac poll with a 62% to 12% spread.

“I think it’s a state-by-state thing. So we’re focused, our efforts, on the early states. I mean, if it was a national Primary, we’d have a different strategy and we’d be applying our efforts differently,” DeSantis said.

The Governor noted specifically that Trump isn’t “leading by those numbers” in Iowa, as evidenced by his campaign “sending him there” to campaign more this fall. However, in the most recent poll from the Hawkeye State, DeSantis is at 14%, suggesting he hasn’t much more traction there than anywhere else.

“I think at the end of the day, it’s very fluid,” DeSantis said.

The Governor then rationalized Trump’s poll lead as being driven by “sympathy” for the former President’s legal issues.

“I think that that has helped him because people look at our (Department of Justice) and FBI and they see the corruption, they see the weaponization. And so I do think that there’s been some sympathy for that and understandably so,” DeSantis said.

“We’ve got a long way to go though. And I think the question is going to be, you know, who’s best equipped to be able to bring this country out of the malaise that we’re in? And who can do it for two terms — which I could do and he couldn’t — and then who is kind of in the position to be an energetic executive to really just spit nails and take no prisoners? Because I think that’s what it’s going to take to be able to bring this country back.”

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


  • Shelby justice

    September 15, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Ron continues to avoid the facts. As a Floridian, I was impressed the first term. Voted for him again in the second term. However, Ron is an enormous disappointment this second term. What Ron does not understand is that we liked what President Trump DID for our country. We saw what the D’s did to try to stop Trump, but he forged ahead FOR US. I won’t vote for Ron, he isn’t seasoned. I noticed Ron using his hands like Trump, threatening anyone who disagreed with him. Sorry Ron, you hopefully have a backup plan.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 16, 2023 at 11:06 am

      You kwazy.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 16, 2023 at 11:07 am

      Twump wacist.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 16, 2023 at 11:08 am

      DeSantis wacist.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 16, 2023 at 11:08 am

      You wacist?

  • My Take

    September 15, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Arrogance or cluelessness?

  • My Take

    September 15, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    I’d like to see him rise in the polls.
    To trigger more amusing derisive roàring from Trump.

  • Michael K

    September 15, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    The only thing “fluid” about Ron, is that he is pissing all over you and trying to tell you it’s raining.

  • My Take

    September 15, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Runt DeSScamus hangs on, I’ll give him that.
    Hitler reportedly retained hòpe even as the Soviets entered Berlin’s suburbs. This based on the outcome from some well-known ancient battle. But this time . . . .
    I think Runty similarly is looking at this stage in some primaries of old. But this time?

  • Debra Hughes

    September 15, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    The Republicans want to be tough on crime unless that person is a Republican.

  • Bougie Boy

    September 22, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Our Dear Leader Ron Disambiguous has no chance to lead the country. His campaign is melting like a slurpee in Miami. His wife has dragged him around the country on her leash like a show dog but he has the personality of a cur. He’s ruined Florida and it looks like voters are ready to put him in the doghouse for good.

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