Ron DeSantis questions poll showing Donald Trump leading Joe Biden

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Is ABC News just trying to 'juice a narrative?'

Ron DeSantis isn’t buying new polling showing Donald Trump well ahead of Joe Biden.

During a Newsmax interview, the Florida Governor contended an ABC News survey showing Trump ahead 51% to 42% was simply an attempt to “juice a narrative.”

“Well, just understand that the media, if he ends up being the nominee, they will not be putting polls out like that. It will be the opposite. I mean, they use this to juice a narrative,” DeSantis said.

“That poll had Trump beating Biden with (voters) under 35 by 20 points,” DeSantis added. “No Republican has even won that.”

The Governor believes that the poll narrative is driven by a media fear of his candidacy.

“I think the corporate press does want Trump to be the nominee. I think you see that in the coverage. I think you see it, how they attack me,” DeSantis said.

“But I also think they’re trying to get the Democrats to dislodge Biden. They want to show that Biden is weak and they would like to see a Gavin Newsom or somebody else. So I think when the corporate press is doing this, I think people should take it with a grain of salt.”

DeSantis, whose decline in polls has continued for months unabated, has made the point before that Trump is not electable in a General Election, particularly if he is convicted in one of his four upcoming trials.

“I think the chance of getting elected President after being convicted of a felony is as close to zero as you can get,” said DeSantis on the CBS Evening News earlier this month. “I didn’t think even before all this, that the former President should have run again. I mean, I think that there’s too many voters (for whom) he’s a deal breaker for them.”

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


  • PeterH

    September 25, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    It’s a trifecta…..DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Trump …. these three will never sit in the Oval Office.

  • Richard Russell

    September 25, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Ronny, Trump beat Biden in 2020 and this time Trump’s team is not going to let them get away with the cheating.

    • TJC

      September 26, 2023 at 10:38 am

      I’m always amused by the irony in this claim that the Liberals, the Democrats, the Bleeding Heart Greens, or whatever you want to call the Left, somehow cheated to take the election away from Trump. How is it people like you — who always take every chance to say how stupid and idiotic Democrats are — how is it that the dumbass libs somehow all got together and outwitted the nation, stole the election? If they’re so stupid and yet they can pull that off, then how darn stupid must you be?

    • TJC

      September 26, 2023 at 10:49 am

      I didn’t finish my thought: how is it that you, Mr. Russell, don’t see the irony in making the claim of a stolen election?

    • Joe

      September 26, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      You’re a real idiot, Richard Russell. The GQP has cheated you out of your own intelligence, as meager as it may have once been.

  • Michael K

    September 25, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    Ron always has someone or something else to blame for his miserable failures and pathetic campaign. Anything that is out of his control or not to his liking is an enemy.

    Just face the facts: he’s a whiney loser and angry, bitter little man who feels entitled to be empower for life.

    • My Take

      September 25, 2023 at 7:38 pm

      His reaction at final failure for president should be interesting.
      But is there any way he might quit before the Iowa caucuses over three months from now? I don’t see it.

  • My Take

    September 25, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    The 2024 general-election efforts against Trump should make normal Americans deeply afraid of a Trump-II regime. The efforts should be strongly negative. Goldwater nuclear bomb. Pottersville.

  • Wag

    September 25, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Ron No More Excuses is all excuses, all the time.

  • Earl Pitts "New Earl" American

    September 25, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Relax your sphincters America,
    Trump’s graciously working for our side and will do whatever and whenever to pull a fast one on the “out of gas” left to ensure Ron and Casey run our Great Nation for the next 8 glorious years of American Exceptionalism which was predicted and ordained by the Real Big Voice On The Right Rush Limbaugh.
    Yo We Got This 110%.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 26, 2023 at 11:21 am

      Wush kwazy.

      • My Take

        September 26, 2023 at 2:55 pm

        And possibly still howling . . . though in Hell.

  • University of North Florida

    September 26, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Should be questioning the polls that show him decisively losing and how they all coalesce around Nikki winning

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