Poll: Since March, Ron DeSantis has lost 2/3 of his support
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Trump only led DeSantis by 5 points 6 months ago.

A new national poll suggests that a six-month decline in Ron DeSantis’ support in the presidential race continues unabated.

The Marquette Law School survey conducted from Sept. 18 through Sept. 25 shows that DeSantis has fallen from 35% back in March, when he was only 5 points behind Donald Trump in the Republican nomination chase, to just 12% in this poll.

Meanwhile, Trump, who was at 40% back in March, now has 56% support.

“DeSantis’s support has continued to decline, as it has since his high point in March, but he remains in second place. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley now appears to be in third place but remains in single digits,” the polling memo notes. The former South Carolina is at 6% in the survey of 384 likely voters, which was conducted before the second Republican presidential debate last week in Simi Valley, California.

The Governor has in fact lost 10 points since July, when he had 22% support. And Trump has gained those 10 points DeSantis has lost.

The Marquette poll tracks with the Race to the White House average nationally, which shows Trump with 56%, DeSantis with 13% and Haley with 7%.

However, the survey was much more favorable to DeSantis back in March than the national polling average, which showed Trump leading 46% to 27%.

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


  • Michael K

    October 5, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Burnt toast.

    • Silly Wabbit

      October 5, 2023 at 11:47 am

      Kwazy toast.

    • My Take

      October 5, 2023 at 12:24 pm

      But he’ll claim the image of Jesus is in the burnt part.

  • PeterH

    October 5, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    The more you get to know Ron DeSantis….. the more you learn about his unconstitutional wingnut policies!

  • Rick Whitaker

    October 5, 2023 at 2:22 pm


  • Amount

    October 5, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Wow! Ron DeSantis lives in your head. Ron DeSantis this and Ron DeSantis that. He must be doing something right!

    • Tom

      October 5, 2023 at 3:17 pm

      He’s doing nothing but it’s entertaining to watch him fail miserably anyhow. Pity is he has to come back when he’s done.

    • Unf

      October 5, 2023 at 6:35 pm

      Doesn’t even live in our state

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 6, 2023 at 5:23 am

      when you meet a danger out in the world do you just ignore it ? I, on the other hand, warn others of the danger to prevent the danger from hurting someone. desantis is a huge danger ,so lots of warning is necessary. similar to a hurricane warning. i would attempt to warn you, but judging from your comment, you are a maga cultist and wouldn’t listen.

  • My Take

    October 6, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Will Trump lose 2/3rds of his properties?
    But he will need the cash for all the coming fines.
    His many Manhattan enemies must be loving this. I’ll bet some will become bidders.

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