Jeanette Nuñez doesn’t ‘necessarily believe’ poll showing Donald Trump leading Joe Biden

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The LG says the 2024 survey is a mere 'snapshot in time.'

Jeanette Nuñez is dousing cold water on CNN polling showing Donald Trump leading Joe Biden.

During an interview on “Fox & Friends First,” Florida’s Lieutenant Governor (who has been increasingly prominent while the Governor has been campaigning out of state this year) said the survey was questionable at best.

“Well, I don’t know that we necessarily believe any poll from CNN,” Nuñez said, eventually going on to call polling a “snapshot in time.”

During a follow-up question, the LG doubled down on her apparent doubt that Trump was ahead of Biden in not just that national poll showing Trump leading Biden, 49% to 45%, but also in recent New York Times/Siena College swing state polling in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“We’ll see how those polls continue to flip back-and-forth. I think that we’ll see a lot of ebb and flows in this campaign,” Nuñez said.

Ironically, the same NYT/Siena poll shows DeSantis leading Biden in six swing states.

DeSantis has lauded the Lieutenant Governor, saying she has done a “great job” and would “offer continuity” if he ends up going to the White House in 2025.

For her part, Nuñez has toed the DeSantis company line, including regarding Trump, which is no small feat considering the shifts in rhetoric in recent years. For example, in 2022 she downplayed the idea that there was a rift between Trump and the Governor as “made-up animosity” and a “media obsession.”

The LG was not a Trump supporter in 2016, backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and unleashing a fiery tweet.

“Wake up Florida voters, Trump is the biggest con-man there is,” she posted at the time, adding “#nosubstance #anti-Israel #supportsKKK VOTE Marco Rubio #RUBIO.”

That social media swipe was deleted when she was picked to be DeSantis’ running mate in 2018, a wise move given DeSantis’ reliance on Trump’s star power to win the Primary and the General Election that year.

The LG’s evolution on Trump has taken many forms, and her skepticism about polls is noted given a new University of North Florida survey of the 2026 race for Governor shows her with an anemic 2% support.

To put that in perspective, First Lady Casey DeSantis leads the hypothetical field with 22% support. U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Gaetz have 9% support in the survey, followed by Attorney General Ashley Moody (6%) and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis (3%), leaving Nunez in sixth place.

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


9 comments

  • Ocean Joe

    November 8, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Florida’s Kamala.

    • MH/Duuuval

      November 9, 2023 at 11:07 pm

      The voters of CA selected Kamala as attorney general.

      That’s a big difference from Nunez getting elected by a House district in Fla crawling with anti-Castroites.

  • Lost And Can’t See It

    November 8, 2023 at 8:53 am

    Abortion Politics ended last night with a Blue Ohio, home to rednecks like Florida is.

    If Floridians could only read or think…

  • Earl Pitts "Making Politics Better for Minoritys" American

    November 8, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Good morning America,
    The lovely Jeanette is an “on the down low” follower of me, Earl Pitts American, and as such has the fact-base knowledge and wisdom to know this whole reversal in polling, seemingly all of a sudden, and out of the clear blue sky to most Dook 4 Brains leftists, is just another failure trick in the making by the left to snatch Biden out and parachute Michele O. in.
    Jeanette knew this desperate grasping of straws by the left was coming and also by keeping up with my, Earl Pitts American’s Sage Political knowledge-drops of great and truthful wisdom, the lovely Jeanette, also knew it won’t be successful.
    Thank you America, thank you Jeanette,
    EPA

    • Rick Whitaker

      November 8, 2023 at 8:32 pm

      CAUTION ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL

  • tom palmer

    November 8, 2023 at 11:46 am

    What else do you expect her to say?

  • MH/Duuuval

    November 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Nunez holds extreme right-wing views of Cuban politics, including opposition to Cuban Americans visiting their Cuban relations or even sending them money. In short, she favors collective punishment.

    Some family values!

    • My Take

      November 8, 2023 at 4:43 pm

      Even years ago I was in a nice bookstore near Port Evrrglades and there were all sorts of boatimg and tourist guides to Cuba. And apparently a lot of visiting by private boat. I was told the Cuban government simply didn’t stamp your passport, to keep you out of trouble.

      • MH/Duuuval

        November 8, 2023 at 10:57 pm

        Last economic report from Cuba done for US sd. small businesses now comprise a larger segment of Cuban economy than state-owned businesses — which latter presumably are managed by party stooges.

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