Poll: Ron DeSantis trails Donald Trump by 47 points in Michigan

Trump DeSantis
The former President has 65% support.

New polling from Michigan shows Gov. Ron DeSantis down by a big margin against Donald Trump.

The Susquehanna Polling and Research survey shows the former President with 65% support, with the Florida Governor’s 18% good for a distant second place. Mike Pence and Vivek Ramaswamy, each with 5% support, are tied for third.

The poll was in the field Sept. 7 through Sept. 12.

The Susquehanna survey is the latest survey to show DeSantis losing to Trump by nearly 50 points.

Trump was the choice of 61% of the GOP voters polled August 1 and 2 by Emerson College, well ahead of DeSantis’ 13%.

DeSantis is closer to Trump in these polls than he was in a Mitchell-MIRS Poll of Michigan survey last month that found him 56 points behind. In that poll, DeSantis still had 13%, with Trump at 69%.

These polls represent a stark contrast to WDIV/Detroit News polling from last year and Echelon Insights polling from February, which showed a toss up between Trump and DeSantis in a hypothetical two-way election. Yet they accord with the Race to the White House polling average in the state, which shows Trump up over DeSantis, 61% to 13%.

DeSantis has been to Michigan this year, delivering speeches to political insiders, while also making a pilgrimage to conservative Hillsdale College where he pledged to turn New College in Sarasota into a “little Hillsdale.” Polls of late have suggested, however, that there is not much of a path for the Florida Governor in the state.

Michigan’s Primary is slated for February 2024, with 55 delegates at stake in a winner-take-all framework if someone gets more than 50% statewide.

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

    September 18, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    “Speaker McCarthy predicts Trump will be GOP nominee, slams DeSantis as ‘not at the same level'” — Fox News
    ĎullSSantis fails to impress èven his own party leaders.

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  • PeterH

    September 18, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Michigan will not be installing Trump, DeSantis, Ramaswamy or ANY Republican in the White House in 2024.

    There is not a one Republican Candidate for President in 2024 that hasn’t vowed to ban abortion nationwide if given the chance.

  • Earl Pitts "Political Genious" American

    September 18, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Relax your Sphincters Dook 4 Brains Leftists,
    No you wont spend your next 4 years screaming at the sky because Trump is once again the POTUS.
    Great news Dook 4 Brains Lrftists you will all be loving life under the Greatest POTUS EVER RON DESANTIS for the next 8 glorious years.
    After Ron’s restored the economey, restored American exceptialism, and made everything great we may allow y’all to put a Dook 4 Brains Lefty POTUS in for 4 years to €ff everything back up again.
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  • My Take

    September 18, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    I’m glad the GOP can’t nominate a decent conservative. They well might win.

  • My Take

    September 18, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    When the MÀGA’s God-Emperor is defeated again in 2024, thàt’s when it might get intèresting. The Magaots will be spoiling for a fight , but knowing of the 1/6ers in PRISON will dampen the fires. They will smolder.

  • Biscuit

    September 18, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Poll of Michigan GOP voters: 65% are morons, 18% idiots.
    Stupid humans.

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