Ron DeSantis slips to fifth place in New Hampshire

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The Governor has lost more than half his support since July in the Granite State.

New polling from New Hampshire is the worst yet for Ron DeSantis.

The latest poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center finds the Florida Governor in fifth place in the Granite State.

Former President Donald Trump leads with 39% support, with Vivek Ramaswamy (13%), Nikki Haley (12%), Chris Christie (11%) and DeSantis (10%) trailing among the 845 Primary voters polled.

The survey represents a radical decline in DeSantis’ fortunes this summer. A July survey from the same pollster showed DeSantis with 23% support, only 14 points behind the former President.

Trump and Ramaswamy supporters, meanwhile, are more committed to their candidates than DeSantis backers are to theirs. Whereas 69% of Trump backers and 31% of Ramaswamy supporters are firmly committed to their choices, only 18% of DeSantis supporters can say the same.

DeSantis is, however, the top second choice candidate, with 23% of respondents backing other candidates saying the Florida Governor would be their chosen alternative.

In other good news, DeSantis isn’t ruled out by many voters despite being in the middle of the pack of candidates. Only 22% rule out supporting him, fewer people than those who say the same about Ramaswamy (24%) or Trump (30%).

Despite being in fifth place, DeSantis is given the second best chance of winning the GOP nomination, only behind Trump. While 51% of respondents think Trump is the best bet, 16% say it’s the Governor. Three out of five DeSantis supporters believe their candidate has the best chance of going the distance.

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


5 comments

  • DeSantctus

    September 20, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Has anyone fallen faster and harder than Meatball Ron in politics? Maybe Rudy.

  • Marie Dolson

    September 20, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Best news I’ve heard all day!

  • Joe

    September 20, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Finish him!

  • My Take

    September 21, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Nobody likes a puppy kicķer.

  • My Takeg.

    September 21, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    Quit, Rhonda, QUIT !!

    So that everyone can get on to concerted Trump bashing. The most needed target.

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