Morning Consult poll: National support for Ron DeSantis hits low point — again
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The Governor is nearly 50 points behind Donald Trump.

For the superstitious, the number 13 is unlucky … and when followed by a percentage mark, it’s not great for political campaigns either, as Ron DeSantis may be realizing.

The Sept. 19 Morning Consult national tracking poll update finds the Governor with 13% support nationally, 46 points behind Donald Trump and just three points ahead of Vivek Ramaswamy.

This represents a low point for DeSantis’ support and is among the most significant leads for Trump since tracking began in December 2022.

Momentum seems to be with a candidate in the mid-single digits among the 3,404 Republicans polled between Sept. 15 and 17.

“Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is backed by 6% of the GOP’s expected electorate, outpacing former Vice President Mike Pence for the fourth-place spot behind entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who’s backed by 10% of the party’s Primary voters,” the polling memo asserts.

Turning to second-choice candidates, DeSantis is still the plurality draw for Trumpers.

“DeSantis is the second choice of 33% of potential GOP Primary voters who back Trump, while 38% of the Florida Governor’s supporters view Trump as their top backup option. Ramaswamy is the second choice of 24% of Trump supporters and 15% of DeSantis backers. 16% of Trump’s supporters, who represent about 10% of all potential GOP Primary voters, say they do not know where their loyalties would fall if Trump weren’t in the race.”

This poll accords with the Race to the White House national average, which shows Trump ahead of DeSantis 56% to 13%. DeSantis is on track for 94 delegates if the race stays crowded, and 212 if the field narrows after Nevada votes.

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


  • Richard Russell

    September 19, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Ronny, get out while you still have some bucks to share with Trump.


    • Rick Whitaker

      September 19, 2023 at 9:04 pm

      why would anybody want to share with thump? he throws everybody under the bus sooner or later . i thought he claims to be rich so he should share with others, but as we know every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie. so he may be broke. desantis needs to stay in desantistan and ruin just his state. he’s a punk’s punk


  • Jill (Casey 😉) Black (née DeS.)

    September 19, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Jill Black, newly single


    • My Take

      September 20, 2023 at 7:14 am

      She’ll go find herself s real man.


      • 🏳️‍🌈

        September 20, 2023 at 6:12 pm

        Or a lady


  • Linwood Wright

    September 19, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Take a hint, Rhonda. Nobody likes you.


  • Andrew

    September 19, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Fascists don’t earn support, they manipulate it, jerrymandering, dictating to the legislature, picking the judges for judicial activism, history shows fascism is dead!


  • PeterH

    September 19, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    As a longtime independent voter ….. I won’t be voting for any of the Republican presidential candidates. Every Republican candidate would impose a nationwide abortion ban if given the chance. The institution of such a policy is threatening the lives of thousands of pregnant women.

    Today’s Republicans are America’s greatest enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office.


  • Ocean Joe

    September 19, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    “It’s only a scratch!”


    • Tom

      September 20, 2023 at 8:05 am

      Voters: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
      Sir Rhonda : Ask me the questions, voters. I’m not afraid.
      Voters : What… is your name?
      Sir Rhonda : Sir Rhonda of the Villages.
      Voters : What… is your quest?
      Sir Rhonda : To seek the Holy Grail.
      Voters : What… is the capital of Assyria?
      Sir Rhonda : I don’t know that.
      [he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
      Sir Rhonda : Auuuuuuuugh.


    • King Arthur

      September 20, 2023 at 6:13 pm

      Your arm’s off.

      No it isn’t.


  • Cheesy Floridian

    September 20, 2023 at 12:44 am

    Cannot wait till he’s gone.


  • Zero Point Zero

    September 20, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Closing in on ZERO


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