Poll: Ron DeSantis leads GOP Primary field with voters who backed Joe Biden in 2020
Via Desantis campaign

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DeSantis still trails Donald Trump by 40 points overall, however.

New polling from Yahoo! and YouGov shows new strength for Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign among certain demographics, including a lead with Republican Primary voters who crossed party lines in the 2020 General Election.

Among those who plan to participate in GOP nominating contests this year, DeSantis leads with those who voted for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in 2020.

In the survey conducted between Oct. 12 and Oct. 16, DeSantis has 25% among those Biden voters crossing back over into the GOP lane for next year’s nomination contests. He’s ahead of Nikki Haley’s 22% and Trump’s 18%.

Among those who voted for Trump three years ago, the former President is still holding serve, retaining 61% of that support, ahead of DeSantis’ 16% and Haley’s 8%.

DeSantis is also demonstrating strength with women voters, surging to 20% support among women, but still 33 points behind Donald Trump.

Other candidates are far behind with female voters, including Haley. The former South Carolina Governor has 6% support with them, and the rest of the field is doing worse still.

DeSantis’ showing with women in this poll is notable given he has just 13% support with men, a marginal lead over Haley’s 12%, and a whopping 45 points behind Trump’s 58%.

Another interesting result for DeSantis suggests he should chase independent voters in the open Primaries on the calendar. He has 23% support with the group, which is his best result among any subgroup in this survey.

While that 23% is well behind Trump’s 45% with independents, it nearly doubles Haley’s 13%.

DeSantis’ showing with Republican voters, who of course make up most of those deciding the GOP presidential nomination, is somewhat less lofty.

He has 15% support among people of his own party. While that’s still good for second place, with Haley at 8%, Trump is at 58%.

Overall, DeSantis has 16% support, 40 points behind Trump and 7 points ahead of Haley. But as the crosstabs show, there is interesting variance among subgroups.

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


  • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

    October 19, 2023 at 10:30 am

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    • JD

      October 19, 2023 at 11:32 am

      STFU Shitts for brains. Nobody thinks your smart or cute.

      And obviously you cannot reed: “among certain demographics, including a lead with Republican Primary voters who crossed party lines in the 2020 General Election.”

      MoRon is going to get eaten alive into political obscurity by the rest of the demographics and us “lefties” will be laughing at him and you!

      Have a great day EarL with the big “L” for LOSER and prepare your own teeth gashing at the sky, while you swill Busch Light, the Republican Tranny beer.

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        October 20, 2023 at 8:55 pm

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        • JD

          October 21, 2023 at 11:36 am

          You come to a political forum to get validation and affirmation?


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          You see me attack anyone else? Other than the occasional accolade when I agree or the politicans themselves? It’s because you’re a MoRon (like MoRon DickSantis).

          Enjoy your “76.34%” LOL

    • rick whitaker

      October 20, 2023 at 9:21 pm


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          October 21, 2023 at 7:47 pm


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  • DeSantis doesnt know history lol

    October 19, 2023 at 11:50 am

    First DeSantis will NEVER be the nominee and second, if it was just Biden with Desantis in general, Biden would still win with the exception of Florida. Although a lot of Florida voters are disgusted with Desantis and realize he adopted nazi ideology. And is a very bad Governor – poor leadership to ALL floridians.

  • Tom

    October 19, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    So all the registered republicans who hated trump so much they voted for Biden like Desantis? Big effing deal – what is that, 1000 people maybe out of 150 million? I guess he’s desperate for any news, anywhere that make him look like he’s doing well.

  • Patricia Marpes

    October 19, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve been a Floridian for most of my 72yrs and I would never vote for DeSantas

    • rick whitaker

      October 21, 2023 at 7:50 pm


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