Another poll finds Ron DeSantis in distant 3rd place in South Carolina

DeSantis SC NBD
Donald Trump has nearly 50% support.

Ron DeSantis continues to look like an afterthought in the Palmetto State, eclipsed by a “favorite daughter” and a former President.

A Trafalgar Group survey in the field from Wednesday through Friday reveals that the Florida Governor is at 14%, nine points behind former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and 35 points behind Donald Trump.

The allocation of the state’s 50 delegates to the Republican National Convention favors the overall winner, with 29 going to the candidate that wins overall, and the winner of each of the state’s seven Congressional districts gets three delegates per localized triumph. Though the data doesn’t offer a breakdown per district, the formula suggests that Trump is poised to sweep most of the Palmetto State’s prize.

DeSantis is better off in this poll than other surveys this fall, such as a November Fabrizio, Lee, and Associates survey of 600 likely voters, which found the Florida Governor with just 11% support, behind Haley’s 24% and Trump’s 53%.

A recent Winthrop University survey of 626 registered Republicans shows DeSantis at 12% support, five behind Haley and 40 behind Trump.

CNN survey of 738 likely Republican voters — conducted from Oct. 18 through Oct. 25 — showed DeSantis with 11% support.

DeSantis has said he’s a “great candidate” for South Carolina and has suggested that despite still being Governor of a different state, he may sign a sublease in South Carolina to make the sale to the state’s Republicans. However, time will tell if a more concerted effort will accomplish in weeks what months of work have failed to do.

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


  • tom palmer

    December 10, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Is it time to put a fork in him?

    • Ocean Joe

      December 10, 2023 at 7:39 pm

      The longer he thinks he’s got a shot, or is too embarrassed to quit, the longer it will be before he returns to complete the Mississippification of Florida.

      • M. Mouse

        December 11, 2023 at 4:11 pm

        Can’t wait to play Steamboat Willie on the St. Johns River! Maybe Ron will shovel coal for me! He’ll need the job! Squeak!

    • Ocean Joe

      December 10, 2023 at 7:39 pm

      The longer he thinks he’s got a shot, or is too embarrassed to quit, the longer it will be before he returns to complete the Mississippification of Florida.

  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

    December 10, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Relax your sphincters America,
    The Earl Pitts American plan to put Ron & Casey in The White House for the next 8 years is still solid and on track.
    Thank you, American Patriots, for your trust in “The Sage Wisdom of Earl”.

    • rick whitaker

      December 11, 2023 at 9:38 am


    • Earl's Wife

      December 11, 2023 at 11:39 am

      I put your meds on the counter, sweety! Please take them. And remember to put your pants on before going out. We don’t need that trouble again.

      • S. Wabbit

        December 11, 2023 at 4:17 pm

        So sweet!

  • My Take

    December 11, 2023 at 1:36 am

    There are more colleges and universities to ruin.
    Agencies to mismanage.
    Competent professìonals to remove and replace.

    • M. Mouse

      December 11, 2023 at 4:33 pm

      Busy fella! Man with a chip and a hammer!

  • M. Mouse

    December 11, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    And he’d like more slaves to benefit from slavery! What a guy!

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