More national polling shows Ron DeSantis almost 50 points behind Donald Trump

Yahoo and Emerson College surveys mean trouble for the Governor.

Two new national surveys show Ron DeSantis continuing to face a massive deficit in the Republican presidential race.

An Emerson College Poll of the race shows the most significant lead yet for his primary opponent.

“The September Emerson College Polling national survey of U.S. voters finds former President Donald Trump with a 47-point lead over his closest competitor in the Republican Presidential Primary, his largest lead since tracking this race in June 2022. Trump’s support increased 9 points since last month’s national poll to 59%, while support for Gov. Ron DeSantis stayed at 12%, and Vivek Ramaswamy fell two points to 7%. Chris Christie and Mike Pence follow with 5%, respectively, Nikki Haley with 3%, and Tim Scott with 2%. Five percent are undecided,” asserts a memo accompanying results.

“The Trump voter remains resilient, and despite a dip in August’s post-debate poll, Trump has now expanded his lead and has improved his position from before the first debate,” said Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling.

Emerson claims that 63% of the 518 respondents, including 75% of Trump backers and 42% of DeSantis enthusiasts, are locked into their choices ahead of their states’ primaries and caucuses.

A Yahoo poll conducted from Sept. 14 through Sept. 18 finds former President Donald Trump leading the Florida Governor, 59% to 13%. An additional 9% of respondents aren’t sure who they back, while Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy are tied in third place with 5%.

DeSantis has less than 20% support with all demographic groups. His best showing (17%) is among voters between 30 and 44. He also has 15% support among White voters.

The Governor’s worst showing is among Hispanic voters, of whom just 8% support him.

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 "Political Genious" American

    September 20, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Good mornting America,
    Yeah yeah another Dook 4 Brains Leftist fake poll paid for by evil leftist “Bond Villan” type of leftist opetatives in yet another lame story-time pack of lies to make you simp-brains think this election is going to have Trump going up against whoever Barak recomends to take “Uncle Joe’s” place.
    Fortunatly for all the members of The Esteemed Earl Pitts American Fan Club we all know Desantis will be the next POTUS despite all of the Dook 4 Brains Leftist side-shows designed to confuse the simp-minded Leftists and RINO’s amoungst us.
    Breaking news on the medical front:
    Our Doctors here at the Earl Pitts American Center of Dook 4 Brains Leftist Control, The CDC, have come up with a vaccine and boosters program to eliminate the scorge of Dook 4 Brains Leftism destroying the very foundations of our Great Nation.
    It’s a water soluable medication unlike those fake Covid injectable style of vaccines. We will start applying our vaccines in major Leftist conceration population centers thru Starbucks. As everyone is aware conservatives never go there so we can quickly and effectively wipe out Dook 4 Brains Leftism nation wide in about a week’s time.
    Thank you America,
    The EPA CDC working hard for you to make America a better place one StarBucks soy latte at a time.

    • Joe

      September 20, 2023 at 11:28 am

      You’ve been backing the wrong tiny horse all along, Earl. Bye groomer!

    • Julia

      September 20, 2023 at 12:53 pm

      All we need is a dependable smartphone, internet connectivity, and a responsible individual to complete the task. regardless hw05 of age, academic level, present certification, or professional condition.
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      • Rick Whitaker

        September 20, 2023 at 7:44 pm

        what are you selling?

  • Deez Nutz

    September 20, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Somebody should check on old Earl up above. He needs a wellness check.

    • Earl Pitts "Political Genious" American

      September 20, 2023 at 10:10 am

      Thank you Deez for activating our pre-arrainged call for your mental health emergency “BATMAN SIGN IN THE SKY” for help.
      Deez my man I got ypu on this. Just head on over to your local StarBucks and order yourself a pumpkin spice soy latte my man. You will be cured by lunch-time my man deez.
      You are welcome Deez,
      EPA CDC

      • Deez Mom

        September 20, 2023 at 10:23 am

        Earl your prompt attention to my leftist brain addled son Deez is much appriciated. You just dont know how much Deez looks up to you as a Father Figure Earl. You have always lived up to your promise to be there for me and Deez over the years Earl. And as promised I have always lived up to my promise to not put you on child support Earl.
        Thanks again Earl we love you.

      • JD

        September 20, 2023 at 5:48 pm

        Your boy keeps dropping in the polls Shitts. All that sage advice you have doesn’t seem to be working.

        Perhaps you need to examine your life choice and pack it in. Maybe you can get a job as a radio character. Lord knows you have the face for it.

        • Rick Whitaker

          September 20, 2023 at 8:09 pm

          to be a radio character, you have to be literate. earl thinks he’s funny, but moronic is what i call it. literate, not so much. where do these maga maggots come from. why has he not been locked up for bad comedy . well at least he lives in a state that i don’t.

          • JD

            September 20, 2023 at 8:18 pm

            Earl Pitts is a character done by radio show host Gary Burbank from WLW in Cincinnati (formerly of Louisville as well). He migrated to central FL and did shows from there in his house before “retiring”.

            While it could be co-opted, I think it could be the actual Burbank or a relative (Burbank is 80+ years old).

            This is why I said he had a face for radio.

  • Biscuit

    September 20, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Latest poll of Republican voters: 12% are idiots, 59% morons.
    Stupid humans.

  • Michael K

    September 20, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Gee, won’t it be swell when our governor slinks back to Florida to do the job he was originally elected to do? Does anyone think that his thin skin, super-sized ego, and inflated “Florida pride” will allow him to settle back gracefully? I suspect he will be even more bitter, vengeful, and angrier than ever.

    Perhaps our Republican legislature will miraculously grow spines before January and stop the hate and destruction. A girl can dream…

    • My Take

      September 20, 2023 at 11:42 am

      He can finish ruining the univeŕsity and college system.

    • JD

      September 20, 2023 at 8:20 pm

      I just don’t get the political theater. Nobody believes he believes his own grandstanding.

      For a Yale / Harvard / JAG person, he’s kind of f*cking stupid, or just plain evil. I am leaning to the later which is far far worse than incompetence.

      • Rick Whitaker

        September 21, 2023 at 12:34 pm

        thanks for telling me about 80 year old gary burbank. i was wondering why he sounded so senile and un-funny. ted cruz and desantis went to harvard , so there goes their reputation. and bush had a legacy seat at yale. the ivy league is definitely tarnished

      • My Take

        September 21, 2023 at 5:34 pm

        Harvard law is hard to figure.
        But at Yale he may have been in jock-world, including classes.

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