Ron DeSantis confident in New Hampshire despite sagging polls

DeSantis NH NBD
'This stuff goes up and down. New Hampshire Primaries are very volatile.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is struggling amid a pack of Republican candidates in New Hampshire, but he’s telling in-state radio he’s confident in the path ahead.

Ahead of a trip to the Granite State Thursday, at which time DeSantis will officially file for the 2024 Primary ballot, he said he’s ready to compete in the “very volatile” battle in the first-in-the-nation GOP Primary.

“We’ve laid the groundwork, and that’s what we did over the summer. And then now that we’re in the fall, we’re going to be in New Hampshire a lot. So, I think you’re going to see a lot of activity for us. You want to peak in New Hampshire, at the end of the year, the beginning of next year. You don’t want to peak in the summer before,” DeSantis said on the “Good Morning New Hampshire” radio show.

In fact, Granite State voters can expect to see more of DeSantis, he promised.

“This stuff goes up and down. New Hampshire Primaries are very volatile, as you know, so we have the groundwork in place. Now you’re going to start seeing us,” he added.

“We’re going to be up in the town halls, we’re going to be doing all that because we know how important it is. So, we’re in good shape. I think that there’s a lot of real estate to go and we’re the only one that’s really, you know, challenging Donald Trump in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Some are focusing on one, some are focusing on others, we’re going to do both to the hilt because we know both are really important.”

DeSantis has struggled in New Hampshire in recent months.

According to the Race to the White House polling average, his 11% is good for third place, behind Trump (46%) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (15%).

But other polls have shown Haley further ahead in the battle for second. A USA Today/Boston Globe/Suffolk Poll released last week showed her with 19%, nearly doubling DeSantis’ 10%.

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


  • My Take

    October 10, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    He’s a lot like Baghdad Bob isn’t he?

    • Tom

      October 10, 2023 at 3:47 pm

      Great analogy – I forgot how funny Bob was. He could have been running fox news.

  • Biscuit

    October 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    What would this man do without the word “stuff.”
    Stupid human.

    • Margaret Chrisawn

      October 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      Add “like” to “stuff” as the words MiniMussolini can’t use, along with the link “I mean,” and he would be silent at last.

      • Biscuit

        October 11, 2023 at 2:11 pm

        What a nice treat that would be. Better than a Greenie.

  • Unwoke and Going Broke In Florida

    October 10, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    There is no subject that is beyond a Christian’s expertise (just ask one) and Qron’s misplaced confidence is a great example.

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 10, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      i think he is just glad to get out of florida for as long as he can. he’s messed up florida so bad he doesn’t want to pay the piper. floridians can’t stand him.

    • Mother Superior Slapshot, Bishop Hedman Academy

      October 12, 2023 at 11:33 am

      Dear Mister Unwoke and Going Broke In Florida, as I read your comments here and elsewhere it becomes apparent that you are rather all over the place politically. And I think that’s not a bad thing at all. It shows you think for yourself, even when you say something mean and self-defeating, bless your heart.
      But this comment regarding “a Christian’s expertise (just ask one)” is very good indeed. You are right, far too many who call themselves Christian are anything but. The only Christian we can be one hundred percent sure of is the original Christian, Jesus. The rest are mere humans.
      You can find His thoughts in The Book, you know the one. But I must warn you, He is rather Woke.
      Far too Woke for our morally diminutive Governor, I might add, bless his heart.

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